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    Hi guys I'd like anyones input on which camera do you think is best to buy? I've decided on this one: Camera I'm looking at

    And here is the full page of all the cameras to choose from: Camera selection

    I've decided on theC-5000 Olympus digital due to the Super Macro capabilities and the prices seems pretty reasonable.

    If anyone sees a better deal, I'd appreaciate your input!

    Dustin

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    Well depends on how much you are spending.

    I am an amature photographer and i use a nikon coolpix 5700 and i have yet to be impressed with any other cameras in the mid/high price range. If you are looking at the lower end of cameras, look at the cannon powershots. i carry one of those little ones that fit into an altoids tin and it takes great "snapshot" photos.

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    I would recommend checking out Steve's Digicams. Lot's of excellent reviews and sample photos. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Hi Dustin,
    The C 5000 is an excellent choice. I was considering it but went with the Olympus C 750 instead. It is a 4.0 mega pixel with the same “super macro” capabilities(as close as 1.2” from subject) as the C 5000 but it has a 10x zoom (38 mm to 380 mm) which allows you to really "reach out and touch" your long range subjects. Its' night time photo capability is excellent. Also, Olympus makes a pretty wide ranging selection of attachment lens for it.
    As far as price, it is a more expensive camera but I bought mine online for only $432 including shipping. No matter what camera you choose, shop online very carefully and you should be able to better the list price by about $100.

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    I prefer Sony/Canon/Nikon
    Have you looked at this tiny little Sony?
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    Check out the samples, they are stunning!
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    While the sony cameras are great and some of the olympus cameras are decent as well, you will run into a huge cost upgrading and replacing the memory cards. Both sony and olympus use propriatery memory media that can not be mass produced by 3rd party companies as such will cost more.

    Make sure the camera you buy will accept Compact Flash or Smart Media cards. Those are the standard media at this point and are much cheaper than the brand specific media.

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    I have the C-750's little brother, and I can whole-heartedly recommend it. One really nice thing is that it takes AA batteries. So you can very easily have replacement batteries if you take it on a trip (cough, junglegeeks). The xD stamp sized flash cards are really nice, too!
    Nep G, are you planning on having your pictures developed? I have a 3.3 megapixel camera, and the pictures blow up beautifully to 7x10".. Generally, pictures are just resized down to share online, so I don't think they would look much better than a lesser megapixel camera resized down to a viewable size. Just a thought.

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    only 7x10? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] i'm sure it will do better than that!

    my little 2.0 megapixel will blow up to 20"x30" poster quality! a little grainy, but it looks decent enough for a window sign or poster=)

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