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blabel 12-30-2003 7:43 PM

Melissa is looking to get a new digital camera. I know there are some fancy high dollar cameras talked about on here but she has a limited budget of around 400 bucks. <BR> <BR>For that price it looks like about a 4 megapixel camera. What else should we look for? <BR> <BR>We obviously want to use it to shoot wakeboarding photos and other outdoor sports. <BR> <BR>

blabel 12-30-2003 7:52 PM

Any thoughts on this one? <BR><a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/4500-5_7-0.html?tag=sb&amp;qt=olympus%2Bc5000" target="_blank">http://reviews.cnet.com/4500-5_7-0.html?tag=sb&amp;qt=olympus+c5000</a>

shutupandboard 12-30-2003 8:09 PM

I think that one is REALLY neat<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0> How about this one. <a href="http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/c5000.html" target="_blank">http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/c5000.html</a> <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

sdboardr99 12-30-2003 8:52 PM

For wakeboarding photos, the 3x zoom isn't enough (ignore the optical zoom). You are better off with a lower megapixel camera that has a better zoom. Most of the pics that I have taken this year at the pro events were shot with an Olympus C-730 Ultrazoom. It's only 3.2mp but it has a 10x optical zoom, and you should be able to pick it up for under $400. You might even be able to pick up the C-740 or C-750 if you want higher resolution. <BR>

blabel 12-30-2003 9:48 PM

Wow thanks Bill, that's what I was looking for. We're looking at the 740 now for about 350. Thanks again

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