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Re: [teacherartexchange] Cameras

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From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri May 30 2008 - 16:12:15 PDT


I have a Canon Powershot A620 that I got a little over a year ago - love the
camera, but will never buy another Canon due to the worst customer service
I've ever seen. I also have a Fujifilm S700 that I bought to tide me over
while my Canon was in the shop - I paid about $300 for it and it is awesome.
It is an SLR, with white balance features, shake settings, landscape
features, panoramic capabilites, and several other features I haven't tried
yet. Before you buy a camera look at consumer reports as well as go to the
store and hold them. I always like to see what the camera feels like before
purchasing it. If you spend about $300 on a good camera you can get extra
memory cards, rechargeable batteries (I wouldn't get a camera that has to be
taken out of action in order to charge it), and a good carrying case.
~Michal
3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
HS Digital Communications
Technology Integration Specialist
http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
http://spotlight.digication.com/maustin

> I know this has been discussed many times before, but
> I can't find the threads. Sorry to repeat. I have
> money for a digital camera, but I have to get to PO in
> soon. I have 200-500 maybe a little more, depending
> what else I can do without. I want a GOOD one and I
> hate the shutter lapse that comes with digital. I am
> not sure if I need to get a digital SLR or can do with
> a plain digital. I want a large screen on the back,
> and if it is just digital as short a shuttle lapse as
> possible.

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