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phil_deez 04-13-2004 5:46 AM

Alright, I have been searching for a digital camera for some time now. I really don't want to spend the money on a DSLR plus I want something that's not so bulky. What I want is something at least 4mp and a really good zoom around the price of $500. What would you guys recommend and why?

mac_attack 04-13-2004 2:06 PM

You have lot's of options <BR>Sony 717 <BR>Canon G5 or 4 <BR>Oly 5050 <BR>and many others.

04-15-2004 7:52 PM

Sony F717 Ask anyone great reviews get the feel of a dslr without the exspense. Great lense and fairly fast. Check out Dpreview.com and ask around there in the different forums ull get plenty of responses. but thats what i would go with

mac_attack 04-15-2004 9:08 PM

And they are on closeout at Circuit City for 460.

Walt 04-15-2004 9:16 PM

I went with the Nikon 5700 and I love it! <a href="http://www.dbuys.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=dby.proPage&amp;product_id=13 83" target="_blank">http://www.dbuys.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=dby.proPage&amp;product_id=13 83</a>

Walt 04-15-2004 9:17 PM

<a href="http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikoncp5700/" target="_blank">http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikoncp5700/</a>

Walt 04-15-2004 9:22 PM

Here are a few pics I took with the Nikon. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/149824.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/149825.jpg" alt="">

Walt 04-15-2004 9:24 PM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/149831.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/149832.jpg" alt="">

Walt 04-15-2004 9:27 PM

I'm just starting to learn about cameras so I think My photos will be getting better yet. <BR>Good luck. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/149840.jpg" alt="">

salmon_tacos 04-16-2004 10:01 AM

For wakeboarding, I would recommend the Minolta 7i, 7Hi, or A1. Here's why: <BR> <BR><a href="http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=22526&amp;highlight=minolta" target="_blank">http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=22526&amp;highlight=minolta</a> <BR><a href="http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=20746&amp;highlight=minolta" target="_blank">http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=20746&amp;highlight=minolta</a> <BR><a href="http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=20078&amp;highlight=minolta" target="_blank">http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=20078&amp;highlight=minolta</a> <BR><a href="http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=18991&amp;highlight=minolta" target="_blank">http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=18991&amp;highlight=minolta</a> <BR><a href="http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=18783&amp;highlight=minolta" target="_blank">http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=18783&amp;highlight=minolta</a>

richd 04-16-2004 7:19 PM

These are out of a 4 megapixel camera: <BR> <BR>Original image <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/149979.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>100% crop <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/149980.jpg" alt=""> <BR>

Walt 04-16-2004 8:08 PM

Rich , Your captures look great ! <BR> <BR>It's to bad that We have to reduce the size of our pics on WW. The quality of the pic really takes a hit.

dguimbellot 04-21-2004 5:00 PM

i had a coolpix 5000. it was good but the lack of manual focus made you reliant upon keeping the rider directly in the middle of the shot. <BR> <BR>i switched to the dimage7hi because of the manual focus, very fast response, and hi-speed continuous shots. <BR> <BR>I took about 1500 pictures with it in 1 month. <BR> <BR>

Walt 04-21-2004 5:09 PM

Dave, lets see a few pics from the 7Hi.

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