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Monday, January 27, 2003

OK, done a couple reviews on low-cost cameras, but here are some recommendations for the $300 - $600.

Hmm, for starters, Canon makes some really great cameras in this range:

But, if you want more than regular ol' 3x zoom, you have to look elsewhere:

  • HP Photosmart 850 (3.9 mpix, 8x zoom, 60 sec movie, $500)
  • Fuji Finepix 3800 (3.1 mpix, 6x zoom, 60 sec movie, $450)
  • Olympus C-730UZ (3 mpix, 10x zoom, 48 sec movie - no audio, $600)

The Canons take excellent pictures, good enough to crop down to "get" the zoom you wanted in the first place, provided you take a good picture. I don't have any hands-on experience with any of these cameras, but all are well-rated by others.


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