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Old 03-13-2004, 09:24 PM
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I've got 3.

I use my teeny tiny Sony DSC-U20 more than any others. It is TEENY, hangs around your neck or in your pocket, opens and starts one handed - is ready to shoot in 1 second (as long as you use no larger than a 64MB card, bigger than that slows the startup time). Takes great pix. No zoom, no Macro mode - just convenient size and great pix. They now have it as a DSC-U40 for $199 RETAIL (cheaper on the street by a long shot).

My Olympus with the 10x zoom takes the best pix of my 3. Larger camera and is a hassle on all-day trade show duty.

The Mavica is just a good 3.5" floppy workhorse. Not particularly small, not particularly wonderful pix, just a good dependable camera.

All my friends have digicams, but they always borrow my tiny SONY when they are going to Daytona, etc..
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Thanks for all the info. I have been looking at the fuji line. I guess I needed some reassurance.
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Bought a Kodak DX6490 around Christmas. I have taken about 600 pics with it and love it! 10X optical zoom, 4 megapixel ($499). It all boils down to what do you want to do. If you want quick point and shoot do like Mcollinstn said and use the sony DSC-U20. If you want zoom action occasional bikini shot get a good optical zoom like gdfatha said. More than 3 megapixels is a waste unless you plan on blowing up and printing something larger than a 8 x 10. I take all of my pictures in 3 megapixel mode so I have more room on the card. I wanted a good zoom as we have kids in sports and I wanted to get in on some of the action.
If I can do this right, compare these two photo's. I took these on a recent trip off the cruise ship we were on in port. I noticed a boat docked that was sinking and took two photo's, one in normal mode and one zoomed in 10x. You tell me how cool this is.
Look for the sunken ship.
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There it is!
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I was very impressed with the reach this thing has.
This is a great site to do some research on also.
www.dpreview.com
Good luck, I just love getting this thing out, does unlimited movies also! I could not find another camera that would do that.
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I was very impressed with the reach this thing has.
This is a great site to do some research on also.
www.dpreview.com
Good luck, I just love getting this thing out, does unlimited movies also! I could not find another camera that would do that.

BINGO STEVEO,, thats the place to go to make your decision, I just bought a A2 minolta ' large camera" and a Canon A70 portable camera,

of course the site has been around for 4 years
Im on my like 7th year of using Digital paid thousands for the first one and the prices have come down a lot

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SteveO, That looks to be the camera to look at more closely. Thanks for showing the two pics. The Kodak has awsome range. Thanks,
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WoW THanks Guys. I want 1 for all still pictures of things up close , but the occasional Boat races will be nice to have It for.

Do either have movie capability with sound?
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Now I have another question! Am I right, the kodak DX6490 doesn't have an upgradeable memory card? How many images can you get on internal card?
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Do either have movie capability with sound?
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The Kodak has movie capability with sound. What I like about this one was that it has an unlimited time for taking movies. Most cameras tell you have 30 sec. of video or something like that. I can take as long of a movie as I want only limited by the memory of the card. I have a 256mb card and I could do 14 minutes of continuos movie.

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Am I right, the kodak DX6490 doesn't have an upgradeable memory card? How many images can you get on internal card?
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It has both. I think that the internal is 8mb. External is what ever you choose. It uses the secure digital cards which are much faster at writing pictures to the card. I have the 256mb card and I can take about 230 pictures in 3.2 megapixel mode.
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