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04/14/2003 05:52:05 AM · #1
Unfortunately, I lost of Sony DSC P30 yesterday and believe me, it was one of the most saddest moment in my life.

Anyway life goes on.. As I already have Nikon F80 (Film SLR) in my purchase list, I would also require another Digital Camera to carry it along with me wherever.

My budget for Digital Camera is around 600$. Can someone please suggest me a good buy in this range. I was condisering Sony DSC 717. Can some one give me a personal review about this camera or any other suggestions are more than welcome.

Please take good care of your cameras :)

Cheers
Ashish
04/14/2003 05:55:50 AM · #2
Sorry to hear about that ash! How did you lose it? I couldn't imagine ever losing my camera, I would probably die!
04/14/2003 06:00:33 AM · #3
Originally posted by kiwiness:

Sorry to hear about that ash! How did you lose it? I couldn't imagine ever losing my camera, I would probably die!


My entire bag fell from my hand while travelling in a packed train. I was coming back to home from photography classes.
04/14/2003 06:02:37 AM · #4
I´m a big Olympus fan, but what I have seen here on DPC I think Sony DSC 717 is a perfect choice if you can get it for 600$. On the other hand I think the Olympus C5050 is the best digital camera I´ve ever had round that price.
04/14/2003 06:38:43 AM · #5
Hi Ashish,

I'm sorry about your loss! There is a good site out there, where you can compare camera's side by side. They also have the most complete reviews I have ever seen!
//www.dpreview.com/reviews/sidebyside.asp
Greetings, Marco

Message edited by author 2003-04-14 06:41:13.
04/14/2003 03:13:23 PM · #6
I do think dsc f717 is a great camera but i'm not a fan of memory sticks or other proprietary products.
04/14/2003 03:29:55 PM · #7
If you liked the compactness of the Sony, you might want to consider one of the Canon Powershot cameras.

They are small enough to fit inside your pocket and still deliver excellent results.
04/14/2003 04:16:57 PM · #8
the 717 is not confined to using only memory sticks. I wish I had waited a month and got one at this price (599 at bilibi.com). I love my 707, though. With the new features of the 717, I would give it a very high recommendation. Another thing I like about the sony's is the great battery life (much better than the last Canon I had) and the fact that you know when it is going to go dead by the minute, not just with a warning.

However, they are anything but compact, but I love that 6x lens even though it doesn't retract.

I have had Canon, Oly, Fuji, Kodak and now this Sony, and likely won't change brands again.
04/14/2003 05:41:50 PM · #9
The nice thing about the Sonys (707 and 717) is that for a good price, you can have a wide aperture range and a farily high dpi. That is the main reason I purchased the 707. It can go to f 8.0.
04/14/2003 05:51:06 PM · #10
Originally posted by kandyj:

the 717 is not confined to using only memory sticks.


Umm. Unless I missed something, the 717 still uses only memory sticks, same as the '707. And memory sticks are proprietary, and more expensive than, say, CF but they have reduced a lot in price over the last year, and I like the form factor.

I love my '707. It's flexible enough to do most of the things I want to do with a camera.

Pluses are: it's fast (on AF as well as general operation), has high quality output, great battery life and a great zoom lens and will accept standard 58mm filters without an adapter.

Minuses: poor flash support (717 is a bit better), white balance modes (717 is better), AF control (717 is better), er, and that's about it.

About the only thing I regularly wish for is a longer lens (I have a 1.7x teleconverter), but to get a really long lens I either need a DSLR or a spotting scope.

I would heartily recommend the 7x7 cameras to anybody. I've been very pleased with mine.

Also have a look at Phil Askey's review of the camera over at DPReview

Message edited by author 2003-04-14 17:52:40.
04/14/2003 06:59:55 PM · #11
Originally posted by ashishtibrewal:

Unfortunately, I lost of Sony DSC P30 yesterday and believe me, it was one of the most saddest moment in my life.


If thats one of your saddest days you are living a nice life. I bet I could name at least 20 sadder days.

live long and prosper
Tim
04/14/2003 09:24:49 PM · #12
My bad, I misread the review at Steve's Digcams which mentioned a second card slot "would be nice". Sorry!

I do like the flash options better on the Oly 5050, but don't use flash much so it's not a big deal to me. The batteries are MUCH cheaper for the Oly's but don't last as long. The infrared remote is also a plus for the Oly.

Message edited by author 2003-04-14 21:32:42.
04/14/2003 10:32:54 PM · #13
My Dad just got a Canon G3 for about $600. It seems to be a great camera. The list price is higher, but he got a good deal on-line at Adorama.com. I've dealt with Adorama lots of times and they are a good company to work with.

Godd luck and sorry to hear about your loss. My car was stolen March 18 and I lost my Nikon CP 5700, a Nikon N60 with zoom lens. I still have my Nikon FE2 and Nikon 8008, but I'd rather never buy another roll of film. I'm waiting for my home owner's insurance money so I can buy a new camera as well. It's been a rough month or so without a camera, and especially without any entries to DPC!!!
Take care,
JD Anderson
04/14/2003 11:25:52 PM · #14
Thanks all so much for your valuable suggestions which definately made my job much easier to choose another digital camera for myself.

I think I can still stick with my decision of going for 717. Incase I need any more help from you guys, I would come back to bother you all once again.

Cheers
Ashish
04/15/2003 12:07:31 AM · #15
Originally posted by ashishtibrewal:

Thanks all so much for your valuable suggestions which definately made my job much easier to choose another digital camera for myself.

I think I can still stick with my decision of going for 717. Incase I need any more help from you guys, I would come back to bother you all once again.

Cheers
Ashish


FWIW, i just purchased the f717 - haven't used it yet, heck i haven't even got it.. my post office lost it. aint that a crock. I found a Lexarmedia 256MB Memory stick on eBay for $ 92.. when it came in today, i found that you have two 128 chips in one unit with a switch in back, but hey, if it works, that's great.
04/15/2003 01:06:19 PM · #16
Oh my, I can certainly understand how you feel (read my thread in Photography Discussion) since I had broken my camera the dumbest way! Hope you get your new camera soon!
04/15/2003 04:22:57 PM · #17
Originally posted by Niten:

Originally posted by ashishtibrewal:

Unfortunately, I lost of Sony DSC P30 yesterday and believe me, it was one of the most saddest moment in my life.


If thats one of your saddest days you are living a nice life. I bet I could name at least 20 sadder days.



Is it some kind of competition? Should Ashistibrewal not post unless his sadness matches your saddest days? He did say ONE OF the saddest.

I always find this kind of response sad. If you can't post your sympathy or advice on a solution, why post at all?

*Shrug*

Ash I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. Is there any chance it has been handed in? Unlikely I know but stranger things do happen.

Do you have insurance that will cover the cost of a replacement camera, bag and accessories?
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