View Full Version : Need help on buying a Digital Camera

09-05-2003, 01:24 PM
I have seen alot of amazing pics posted on this site. I was just
wondering if anyone can give me their opinion on what brand or
type of digital camera I shoud buy.

I was thinking of the Sony DSC-F717 (http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_reviews/f717.html) or the Canon G5 (http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/g5.html).

Any other suggestions would be appriciated!!!


09-05-2003, 02:54 PM
I have the Canon S400 Powershot (4.0 mp). Its fun. I recommend it.:)

09-05-2003, 06:56 PM

09-05-2003, 07:02 PM
i want to buy a the s400 too, but its expensive.. waiting for the next price drop

Dave 325i
09-05-2003, 09:17 PM
How much $ are you going to spend? The G5 and the F717 are both great cameras, but they are costly and may have a lot of features you don't need.

What level photographer are you? Are you planning to get into photography?

09-05-2003, 09:20 PM
NiKoN CoOlPiX 4300



This Camera Is awesome
for day and night pics
also does mpeg and much more


09-05-2003, 09:43 PM
yup, go to dpreview and learn about the cameras

I have the Canon G3, if you're choosing between the Sony's and G5...

I'd recommend the G3, the difference between the G3 and G5, which is very limited performance-wise. and it's way cheaper. And you won't get bored of it... you keep learning a little bit more everytime u use it. I've been using it for more than a year and I never touched my Sony's anymore.

09-06-2003, 01:17 PM
I don't really have a budget and I am new to photography.

I guess I will check out some reviews on Canon cameras, but
for some reason I really like the Sony. I guess it's the quality of
all Sony products.

Also, the Canon S400 looks like a good camera too.

Thanks a lot for your comments guys, I really appriciate it.