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Old 06-04-2012, 01:31 PM
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Whats the best digital screen camera to buy under $400?
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The Olympus PEN models and the TG-1 are great models for under $400. I have an Olympus eVolt e-420 DSLR (wayyyy more than $400) so I am kind of partial to the Olympus brand. I have been using their cameras for several years now and have yet to notice anything worth complaining about. Here is a link to what may well be my next knock-around camera.
Tough TG-1 iHS

Just my $0.02 worth. Hope it helps.
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Originally Posted by Bruno34Slifer View Post
Can anyone give some advice what camera to buy to be in underwater?
I've got a Samsung WP101? Its neat little waterproof camera. My wife takes it everywhere!
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Originally Posted by dougehr1 View Post
Whats the best digital screen camera to buy under $400?
I have had great results from a Panasonic Lumix. There are a couple of choices available now.
I have since moved on to a DSLR camera. Still have the Lumix for quick photo situations.
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Got to agree on the Olympus. Have had a great experience with mine.
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i would buy a used Nikon or Canon DSLR, entry level like D3100 or 5000 with lens. trust me you will be addicted and pictrues are not even comparable to regular point and shoot.
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Canon SX40 HS. The 35X zoom is tough to beat. I've read that some pros go to this when they can't lug their DSLR gear around. I have one and it works very well.
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Ok, I'm a Canon guy, but I will say there are many brands that are good. First you need to decide what are you going to use it for. Do you need a high zoom factor? Are you planning on enlarging photos (more than 8x10), if so, then pixel rate is important. Are you going to shoot video, do you want 1080 or 720. Do you need low light? After you decide on what you need then look at what is available.

I use one site to purchase all my photo equipment.... Not sure if it's ok to say but will anyway... BHPhotovideo.... They are the best.

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Nikon $450 camera (my previous D3000)





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Originally Posted by MotiCross View Post
i would buy a used Nikon or Canon DSLR, entry level like D3100 or 5000 with lens. trust me you will be addicted and pictrues are not even comparable to regular point and shoot.
I bought my used T3i for around 300 bucks with the kit lens(18-55mm) from b&h. It was packaged like new and works flawless. If you dont mind carrying around a bigger camera a DSLR is the way to go IMO.

Otherwise any nikon/canon/olympus p&s is generally pretty good.
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