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    I have been trying to figure out what camera to purchase to take pics of my plants. I was thinking of the Fujifilm FinePix 3800, since it has a 6x zoom. Anyone have any preferences?

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    Hey there. For Christmas I'm asking for a Kodak EasyShare digital camera. I really hope i get so i can post pictures here more easily. Before i've had to take film pictures, get them possessed and then scan them into my computer. It's kind of a hassle so i don't do it very often.

    I can't really suggest any digital cameras for you since i've never owned one. But if you go on amazon.com and find the listing for that camera you can read the reviews that other purchaser have written. Just a suggestion. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


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    I have a Canon Powershot G2. Pretty good camera 4.0 megapixels.

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    I use a Canon G5. The G series powershot camera are great if you really want excellent optics in a point and click camera. If you have a bit more to spend I would recommend the Canon 10-D or the Sigma SD10.

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    It depends on your budget. I received a Kodak DX3600 last year for Christmas. It was a discontinued model about then, and therefore pretty inexpensive, but Consumer Reports did a roundup review and found it actually took better photos than the successor, even with less "Megapixels" (a rather irrelevant measure of camera performance, especially today).

    I've been happy with the camera (to get an idea what kind of pics it takes, see the photos in the NECPS photo album, most of those were taken with said camera), and it was inexpensive. Now i've had some experience and time to come up with a list of wants and "don't wants" when i get a 'serious' camera....

    Moral of the story is: read subjective (but hopefully unbiased) reviews that involve several different cameras, and/or better, try out the camera you want yourself, to see if you are satisfied that it can do what you want it to.
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    Hey, I have the same camera as eplants02! I love it, but it's too big. When I travel, I wish I had a smaller camera that would fit in my pocket, and there are some out there that are pretty good. One thing good about the Powershot G2 by Cannon is that the battery lasts forever!

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    Some of the best models out on the market are Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Sony, Kodax, Hewlett Packard, Canon, etc. Just shop around. Zoom really isn't a must have for CP picture taking. What you would want is a Macro lens or Macro feature. If your camera has a macro feature, I place a magnifying glass in front of it to enhance the sharpness and focus of the object in view. I have an Olympus D-380 2.0 Megapixels. Quick fine focusing capabilities and a decent to average macro feature, which I enhance with a magnifying glass.

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    Here are some helpful links for anyone considering purchasing a new camera.. it's geared a little bit towards general camera use, but much of it still applies.

    How to buy a digital camera

    Top 10 <$500 cameras
    Top 10 >$500 cameras

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