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Hmmmm..

I'm thinking about my trip to Japan, and how much a new camera would be nice. I'm thinking since I've been using hand-me-down cameras since I started, and I'd like to get back into the hobby (I lent my old school SLR camera to my brother, and it was... damaged ;_;)

Choice 1 is
http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/541161212.htm

Choice 2 is:
http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/541161261.htm

(links for informational purposes, not sure where I'm going to get it from)

About a 100 dollars difference, which would most likely be spent on mem cards.

Most likely this will be a subsidized (read I'm burning a Christmas gift from parent's)purchase

I don't want to wait to long, I'll need some time to get used to it (read take pictures of everything) and the new new shiny isn't released yet, though is due to be in sept.

so, here be a poll

Poll #810939 Ponderings of the Camera Variety...

New Camera!

Go with the new shiny camera!
1(33.3%)
Go with the Still New Shiny camera, but not as new and Shiny!
2(66.7%)
Stick with what you got.
0(0.0%)
I hate you for buying a new toy.
0(0.0%)
Those cameras suck, I have a better option in your comments!
0(0.0%)

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solfrost
Aug. 31st, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
Photokina (big industry convention, if you aren't familiar with it) is coming up in September, who knows what will be announced there, from all the big players. I'd recommend chilling and seeing what is coming out from the likes of Canon, Nikon, etc.

I'm a dirty Nikon man myself, I could show you my D70s if you wanted. :P Otherwise I think the only way to pick is to see them in person, take a look at the menus and just see which one feels best to you, and which has the easiest access to the things you'll be fiddling with most.

Back when I got my D70s, I picked it over the equivalent Canon mostly because I liked the way it looked better, and because it has zero lag between power on and being ready to shoot. The similar Canon had a slight power-up delay. And now they're all pretty much the same. In the end, whatever tool you feel most comfortable with and enjoy using the most will be the best choice.

I'd recommend www.dpreview.com as a decent resource for seeing specs and in-depth reviews of cameras... but like any review site they tend to be 'measurebators' and like to take lots of pictures of charts, etc.
solfrost
Aug. 31st, 2006 01:27 pm (UTC)
Of course, I forget to ask if you already have invested in glass for a particular brand... sucks to have to rebuy lenses. >_>
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