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$399.95 list($529.99)
61. Kodak EasyShare DX6490 4MP Digital
$357.00 list($449.99)
62. Canon PowerShot A80 4MP Digital
$285.00 list($399.99)
63. Canon Powershot SD10 4MP Digital
$299.95 $259.95 list($349.95)
64. Pentax Optio MX4 4MP Digital Camera
$229.00 $228.32 list($279.99)
65. HP Photosmart M407 4MP Digital
$190.89
66. Epson PhotoPC L410 4MP Digital
list($499.99)
67. Minolta Dimage F100 4MP Digital
$349.50 list($419.99)
68. Kodak EasyShare DX6440 4MP Digital
$399.99 list($419.99)
69. Pentax Optio S4 4MP Digital Camera
list($1,449.99)
70. Olympus E-10 4MP DigitalCamera
$429.99 list($449.99)
71. Canon PowerShot S400 4MP Digital
$199.99 $195.00 list($229.99)
72. Samsung Digimax 430 4MP Digital
$200.00
73. Konica Minolta Dimage S414 4MP
$282.50 list($399.99)
74. Canon Powershot SD10 4MP Digital
$719.99 list($1,499.99)
75. Konica Minolta Dimage A1 5MP Digital
list($699.99)
76. Canon PowerShot G2 4MP Digital
Too low to display $295.00 list($349.99)
77. Olympus Stylus Verve 4MP Digital
$655.55 list($699.99)
78. Canon PowerShot G34MP Digital
$364.99 list($599.99)
79. Olympus C-750 4MP Digital Camera
$349.99 list($479.00)
80. Pentax Optio S4i 4MP Digital Camera

61. Kodak EasyShare DX6490 4MP Digital Camera w/ 10x Optical Zoom and Camera Dock
by Kodak
list price: $529.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000AJMOI
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Kodak
Sales Rank: 1763
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With the Kodak EasyShare DX6490, you can get ultra-close to your subject with its 10x optical zoom. Fully loaded with advanced features, the EasyShare DX6490 also offers a 4-megapixel resolution, extra-large 2.2-inch LCD, and a mix of automatic and manual controls.

Optics and Resolution
Thanks to the Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optics and Kodak's intelligent color science image processing chip, the EasyShare DX6490 delivers in-depth detail and stunning colors. The DX6490 features a 4-megapixel resolution for 2304 x 1728 pixel images for photo-quality 11 x 14 enlargements. Other resolution modes include 1656 x 1242, 1200 x 900, and 640 x 480. The 10x ultra-zoom lens is equivalent to a 38-380mm lens in 35mm photography. With the 3x advanced digital zoom, you can achieve a total 30x zoom.

The DX6490 introduces the new Kodak Color Science Image Processing Chip, which instantly analyzes your image each time you press the shutter. The result is sharp, consistent, lifelike colors that jump off the page.

Movie Mode
In addition to capturing still images, the EasyShare DX6490 can also shoot 320 x 240 pixel video with sound at 20 frames per second. Your video length is limited only by the size of your memory card. Note that the optical zoom cannot be used while shooting video.

More Features
Review your photos using the 2.2-inch high-resolution indoor/outdoor LCD screen on the back of the DX6490, which enables you to see your images even in direct sunlight. The camera also includes a high-resolution electronic viewfinder that displays images just as the camera sees them. You can view all menus and settings directly via the viewfinder.

The DX6490 makes it easy to snap photos in automatic mode, but it also offers a multitude of manual controls. The manual control dial lets you adjust aperture, exposure compensation, ISO equivalents (80 to 800), focus-zone format, and exposure metering. For automatic shooting, the DX6490 includes several scene modes, including night, sport (captures action without blurring), landscape (ensures maximum sharpness for distant scenes), portrait, and close-up modes.

The Share button on the back of the EasyShare DX6490 enables you to tag pictures right on the camera for automatic printing or e-mailing, after transferring to your PC. You can even store up to 32 e-mail addresses in the camera.

Other features include:

  • Built-in flash with auto, red-eye reduction, and off; external flash synchronization is available
  • High-speed, low-light autofocus with selectable modes (multi-zone, center-zone)
  • White balance modes: auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
  • Shutter speed: 16 seconds to 1/1700 second
  • Color modes: color, black and white, sepia, saturated, neutral, sharpness
  • Macro (close-up) mode: 4.7 inches
  • Burst mode: 3 frames per second, up to 6 images
  • 10-second self timer
Included Camera Dock 6000
The EasyShare DX6490 includes the Kodak EasyShare Dock 6000, which features a USB port for fast and easy transfer of pictures from camera to computer as well as a two-position tilt feature for improved viewing of images from the camera's LCD. It also comes with a rechargeable battery pack, and the Kodak DX6490 can be stored in the dock any time so that it will always be charged and ready to go.

The optional Printer Dock 6000 adds the ability to print 4-by-6-inch photos directly from your camera. You can also hook it up to your TV for a slide-show presentation.

Storage and Transfer
Images can be stored using the internal 16 MB memory or on optional Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards. The internal 16 MB memory will store approximately 10 images at the DX6490's highest setting (2304 x 1728), or 18 2-megapixel images. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via ultrafast USB 2.0, which means it can be connected to any USB-compatible Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software. When used with USB 1.1 connection, transfer will slow to USB 1.1 rate.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (Kodak KLIC 5000 or KLIC 5001), which can be charged via the included AC adapter. It measures 3.9 by 3.1 by 3.2 inches and weighs 11.9 ounces (excluding batteries and media).

What's In The Box
This package includes the Kodak EasyShare DX6490 digital camera, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 5-volt AC adapter, USB and A/V cables, neck strap, lens cap with tether, and custom camera insert for Kodak EasyShare 6000 series camera and printer docks. The included CD-ROM features Kodak EasyShare software CD with interactive software tutorial and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • 4.0 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality prints up to 11 x 14 and beyond
  • EasyShare camera dock 6000 included for easy photo transfer and camera battery recharging
  • 10X Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens
  • Kodak Color Science Image Processing Chip
  • Bright 2.2" (5.6 cm) LCD Display and Electronic Viewfinder

Reviews (75)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best all-around digital camera to date?
PROS:
4 megapixel Camera
Outstanding Image Quality, thanks to the
Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10X zoom lens
Electronic Viewfinder shows full frame of actual picture (SLR-Type Viewfinder, or "what you see is what you get")
Viewfinder automatically shifts from color to black & white to enhance ability to see the subject in low light
Secure feel with large grip allowing one handed shots
Surprisingly small, easily fits in one hand
Allows full left hand support under the lens for steady, clear telephoto shots.
User Friendly, Intuitive controls
Excellent Pop-up flash gives outstanding coverage to 16 feet
Extra large 2.2 inch LCD (Giant size)
LCD is easy to see even in bright sunlight (Indoor/Outdoor LCD Display)
Dioptric adjustment for variations in eyesight
Full Automatic Program, or choice of Aperture and/or Shutter priority modes
Fast and precise Auto-focus system
Choice of automatic Portrait, Sports, Night and Video modes
Macro mode to 4.7 inches in wide angle
16 MB Internal memory storage, plus MMC or SD storage card capacities
Simply and easily shares photos by email, printing, or archiving
Battery good for about 430 photos before recharging.
Software compatible with Windows 2000 and later, and Mac

CONS
Average shutter delay speed
Proprietary battery
Software not compatible with Windows 98

As for the CONS, the shutter delay is common to all digital cameras and takes some getting use to. With time, you can better anticipate shots, so your active 3-year old is still in the frame when the camera writes the photo to the memory.
As for the battery, I would prefer 4-AA batteries as they are easier to find/replace.
I have Windows 98 and simply hooked up a card reader to my PC and gave up trying to use the software that came with the camera. I understand folks with Macs and Windows XP have no trouble with the software.
CONCLUSION:
This is my 3rd Digital Camera and the closest yet to my SLR cameras. This is certainly the best digital camera I have used, with the best overall performance of any of them. The photo quality makes you look a terrific photographer :)
If you are a "shutterbug" who prefers to take manually controlled photos, then keep looking for a camera. This camera is designed for people who are more interested in taking photos than learning all the technical stuff about their camera. If you shoot a lot in auto mode, this is an excellent camera, that will also allow you to maybe later learn a little about manual adjustment through aperture versus shutter priority settings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best 10X Zoom Camera for Enthusiasts!
Really enjoying this camera! It's an upgrade to an earlier kodak digital with so many features and excellant picture quality. I did a lot of research before buying a new 4mp camera. I was looking for an advanced camera under $500 that I could still grab to take pictures of my 2 year old with.

The most important feature to me is the ease of the menu. Kodak has it hands down for their menu. When going from a simple, fully auto camera or from a 35mm manual to a digital camera that offers manual (PASM), night mode, moving objects mode, movies, etc., I don't want to spend all my time fishing through a complicated menu system, I want to take the picture/video! Kodak makes it as easy as can be. Love the joystick. The movie feature is a fun bonus!

The second feature is the 10x zoom! Wow! What fun!

The third feature is the dock. My first digital had one and I loved it. Nothing better than charging your camera and downloading from one spot with the press of a button. You can buy a rechargable battery travel kit if you need to. Amazon offers it as do others.

Works great on a Mac! Very important to me as not all companies are apple friendly.

Love the large display for viewing.

Make sure to get a memory card - I'd recommend a 256mb. should be enough to hold as many pictures as the battery will allow you to take at one time. I've yet to have the batter get low. Have only taken 90 pictures at one time though.

Good fun! Easy to work, enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this camera!
I bought this camera shortly after the birth of my first child, which was four months ago. I am SOooooo glad I did! This was our first digital camera, so I wanted to make sure I got one that was easy to use. After reading many reviews, as well as the opinions given in Consumer Reports, I decided on this camera (along with the dock). I couldn't be happier!
One of my favorite features on this camera, as compared to other cameras, is the large viewing screen--it is so much easier to tell if you like the pictures you've taken with a larger screen, and also easier to view pictures when you are outdoors.
Most importantly, though, I love how simple this camera is to work. My parents have a digital camera that I still can't figure out. However, with the Kodak, I didn't even have to read the instruction manual. Everything is very self-explanatory, and using the buttons to accomplish a change in picture quality, color, etc. is a piece of cake.
I didn't think I would use the feature that allows the user to take video clips, but as it turns out, I use it all the time! I have a 256 mb memory, so I can get a fairly long video out of this great camera.
I really could not be happier with my purchase. If I had to find a complaint, it would be that, like all other digital cameras, it does not have a large enough memory on its own. It's not that fun to buy a nearly $500 camera, only to have to then spend more money to be able to take a decent amount of pictures. Other than that, though, I'd recommend this camera in a heartbeat!

5-0 out of 5 stars I finally have a grownup camera!
I lucked out on the deal of the century at my local Office Depot 2 weeks ago. OD decided to phase out their Kodak digital camera stock, and I found one 6490 WITH dock marked down to $219, with a $50 rebate to boot - unbelievable! Yes, it was brand new, in a sealed box. Anyway, I LOVE this camera. I had a 2.1 MP Fuji which I really liked, but hated the 3x optical zoom - far away shots looked, well, far away! The 10x zoom on the Kodak is unreal. The pictures are so crisp and clear that if you are taking pictures in your house, you had better dust first! It takes a little time to master a steady hand when taking zoom shots, or else they turn out blurry. The 6490 also takes great video - but you have to remember to turn the autofocus off or else you end up with an annoying clicking noise in your video. The battery life is great - I've taken innumerable test shots and videos and have yet to run the battery down. All in all, I'm incredibly pleased with this camera. Now I just need to take another vacation so I can take some new photos!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best for the Money I have seen
I have had 2 other cheap digital cameras before that took pretty good pictures of things I sold on ebay and some outside scenery, but this new Kodak DX 6490 makes the other cameras I had look so bad it is unbelievable. This 6490 is very easy to work and does everything that most people would want in a picture. It does things that I couldn't even think of doing with my other cameras. If I had to say anything bad about it I guess it would be the size of it, but that really doesn't make any difference to me as I was used to carrying around a 35m for quite a long time befoe this new Kodak. The other thing is if you get a memory card for it you can take many many pictures and then just take the card out and run into a Walmart or some other place that has the picture developing equipment for the little memory cards and have your prints made in 15 or so min's. and you can pick the ones you want to print, and they come out looking better than any 35m I have had. Buy one you won't be disappointed. ... Read more


62. Canon PowerShot A80 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
by Canon Cameras US
list price: $449.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000C8VF9
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon Cameras US
Sales Rank: 622
Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Featuring a high-tech design with aluminum front cover and metallic handgrip, the Canon PowerShot A80 combines a sense of both the modern and the traditional. Despite its entry-level designation in Canon's digital lineup, the easy-to-operate, 4-megapixel PowerShot A80 is a surprisingly advanced model with sophisticated optics and manual controls. It also features a twisting LCD screen.

Optics and Resolution
The PowerShot A80 offers a 4-megapixel CCD sensor that produces images up to 2272 x 1704 pixels for photo-quality 11 x 14 inch enlargements. Other resolution modes include 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480. The 3x zoom lens has a focal length of 7.8-23.4mm (equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm photography). It also incorporates a 3.6x digital zoom for a total 11x zoom. The PowerShot A80 also features Canon's nine-point AiAF system for focusing accuracy, shutter speeds of 15 to 1/1,500 second, and fast sequence shooting at a rate of 2.2 frames per second (fps).

Movie Mode
In addition to taking still photos, the A80 can also record up to 3 minutes of video with sound. It has two resolution settings: 320 x 240, and 160 x 120. You can record for up to 3 minutes per clip in either resolution. Note that you cannot use the optical zoom when in movie mode. The included 32 MB memory card can hold 91 seconds of video at the highest setting.

More Features
The PowerShot A80 has a 1.5-inch variable-angle LCD monitor that gives you even more shooting options. Turn the LCD monitor 180 degrees toward the front of the camera and the A80 will display your choice of a mirror image or a non-reversed image to give you a true view of your actual shot.

Offering a wider scope for photographic experimentation, Canon has also included manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority exposure modes. These modes are supported by a metering system that boasts evaluative, center-weighted average and spot options.

Canon's DIGIC (DIGital Imaging Core) processor ensures excellent color rendition and white balance for every shot, as well as super-fast auto focusing, noise-free imaging, and advanced flash exposure performance.

  • Shooting Modes: Auto, Creative (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom 1, Custom 2), Programmed Image Control Zone, Image (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie)
  • White Balance Control: Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or Custom
  • Built-in flash with auto, red-eye reduction, on/of, and slow sync modes; 10-second recycle time
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8/ 8.0 (W), f/4.9/ 8.0 (T)
  • Photo Effects: Vivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
  • Continuous shooting mode: 2.2 shots per second with LCD and Large/Fine mode off
  • Self timer with 2 and 10 second options
Printing
Canon has introduced a series of printers designed to work directly with its lineup of digital cameras. Using these printers, no computer is required--simply connect the camera to the printer and start printing. Printers include Canon's bubble jet direct printers i900D and i960, and card photo printer CP-200 and CP-300. Of course, photos from your camera can also be printed on any home computer system with an inkjet printer, sent off for online processing, or simply enjoyed on your computer screen.

Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on CompactFlash Type I memory cards; a 32 MB card is included. When shooting in Large/Normal mode, you can store 54 images on the included memory card. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by 4 AA batteries (alkalines included, NiMH rechargeables recommended). It measures 4.1 by 2.5 by 1.4 inches and weighs 8.8 ounces (excluding battery).

What's In The Box
This package includes the PowerShot A80 digital camera, 32 MB CompactFlash memory card, four AA alkaline batteries, USB and AV cables, and wrist strap. It also comes with ArcSoft Camera Suite and Digital Camera Solutions CD-ROMs with imaging software and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • 4 megapixel sensor creates 2,272 x 1,704 images for photo-quality prints at 11 x 14 and beyond
  • 3x optical plus 3.6x digital zoom (for 11x total)
  • Twisting LCD for shots at any angle; up to 3-minute videos with sound; 9-point AiAF
  • Compatible with Type I CompactFlash memory cards; includes 32 MB card
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries (alkalines included, rechargeables recommended); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1

Reviews (66)

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome digital camera for first time buyers
This is a my first digital camera. I did a reasonable amount of research (prices, reviews, features, etc.) before purchasing and this camera has exceeded all my expectations. With a new baby and family around the country, I needed a digital camera to quickly share all those new baby pictures. The pictures are highly detailed at 4 megapixel. I also was looking a camera with movie-making features, and this one easily makes movies (I made a movie before opening a manual). I also bought rechargeable batteries and a battery charger and a 256M memory chip as others have recommended which have been very helpful. My regular batteries started fading after a week of use and I have never exceeded 72M on the memory card. Another feature I found to be cool is the panoramic feature, which was easy to use with the included PC software. Some reviewers have mentioned the flimsy memory card cover, but that isn't an issue for me - I never remove the memory card. I thought the price was reasonable. I believe this A80 is newer model, and I didn't want to have it be outdated in a few months.

Highly recommended! 5 STARS!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for beginner and beyond; Comparisons to ideal camera
Now I'm new to photography, but I began with my ideal set of features without looking at what cameras were out there (too many to count). I set pretty high standards for myself. They were:

1) 3+ MP
2) Great in low-light/no flash situations (i.e. weddings)
3) CF Flash 1 & 2 (least proprietary, many uses)
4) AA-battery standards (least proprietary, many uses)
5) Highly compact/light enough for my pocket
6) Point and Shoot
7) Manual controls so I can grow into taking pictures
8) Swivel LCD (Candid shots that you'd never get otherwise)
9) Minimal shutter lag (works like non-digital camera)
10) Good Construction
11) 10x Optical Zoom
12) Optical zoom focus (rotary like professional cameras)
13) 640x480+ DV video
14) Waterproof
15) Made in Japan (best quality control process, I think)
16) Camera doesn't limit speed based on brand of memory card
17) Nice web sites demonstrating how to use the camera best
18) Wireless/Phone connectivity
19) Hot shoe
20) Lens thread for lens filters
21) $350 or less

Now, I went to the list. I bought this camera after months of research, comparing all sorts of brands from Sony, Kodak, Olympus, etc. So now, I'll address all the features and how this camera stacks up.

1) 4MP: Perfect
2) One of best in low-light/no flash; I generally don't like the lighting with flash even on professional cameras. I've gotten great dim pictures of animals sleeping with this. Note: Must be steady [See Recommendations]
3) CF Flash 1; That's still good & cheap, but not as fast as CF2.
4) 4 AA-battery; A number so heavy, but multi-purpose
5) It fits my pocket, but it's a bit heavy with the batteries
6) Yup, but I think Sony does a better job with auto mode
7) Few cameras have manual and I'm still learning with this. Note: Having a manual mode means that there's a fairly steep learning curve, but fortunately there's auto if needed
8) I can't tell you how many candid shots I've gotten with the swivel LCD. It's a must!
9) Arg. This camera has lag. Maybe 1-2 seconds worth. No camera for this price seems to minimize this. Maybe in a few years?
10) Alright, but batteries/CF door a bit flimsy
11) 3x optical zoom so that's just fair
12) Uses digital motor to zoom, which is slow. Not available on consumer cameras though.
13) 320x280 video mode, 3min max is ok, but even the A70 had 640x480 so this is just bad
14) Even with the so-called waterproof case, this is just bad. Just avoid moisture or get an el-cheapo camera for water situations (what I did)
15) Yup. Land of the Rising Sun. High QC
16) Actually improves based on the memory card
17) Yup, there are plenty of sites that demonstrate hot to optimize the manual modes
18) Probably not in the near future
19) Nope.
20) Yes, so I can possibly apply a UV filter or whatnot

Recommendations:
-Tripod
-Rechargeable batteries
-256+ CF card, 512MB /1 GB recommended
(I know a lot of people like the 256 MB card, but once you get into this camera, you can finish off a 256 MB card in one night i.e. 200 pictures + 3/4 video clips)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works like they promised!
This is an amazing camera that never fails to come up with a great picture. I am far from a pro. but this camera's function and quality enable me to take shots that look good anyway. It even has a quality mic. that allows you to record and add sound to a picture. The only gripe I have with it is that in order to actually use it for more than a day you have to purchase expensive rechargable batteries.

3-0 out of 5 stars Flash went bad after 2 months
When I bought it 3 months back, everything looked good...now, my pictures come dark under indoor lighting...after doing some checks, I found that the flash is not working...it works ok in outdoor day light...now, I have to see, whether I can get this fixed under warranty...By the way, I am surprised that the price dropped from $350 to $270 in 2 months, on Amazon! Any particular reason!!

I am yet to test how the digital prints are...when, I got some 10 prints printed in a small shop, they were not as good as the non-digital camera prints...also, they are not as good as they look on the camera LCD screen...I don't know whether I can expect atleast same kind of prints as non-digital/film camera.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very nice and efficient.. A great value
I initially had the Nikon Coolpix 3100 and had a warranty and the front of the lens broke off so I went back to the store to exchange and I was told that it was no longer sold. The new model was 3200, well I spotted the Canon A80 Power shot and I ran home to read reviews on the camera before I bought it.

It's a little heavier than the Coolpix, but it has so many wonderful features. I did a comparison of the two and I feel as though the Canon is a wonderful choice. Not being a professional photographer, I wanted a camera that I could just aim and shoot and get quality pictures without a lot of work. My Canon also has a lot of scenery modes which have helped me tremendously.

The quality of the pictures are awesome and you don't have to put a lot of effort into it. My boyfriend took some pictures in the park and it was like the color was just coming through the camera. My one negative is that some of the indoor shots are a little dark, but you can learn to adjust your settings and lighten them up. Also, the software is wonderful. I am having a ball making online movies and albums and just being creative.

This is definitely a wise choice that will make the user happy. ... Read more


63. Canon Powershot SD10 4MP Digital Camera (Bronze)
by Canon
list price: $399.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000CH58M
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 1495
Average Customer Review: 4.72 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The smallest Digital Elph yet, the petite and undeniably chic Canon PowerShot SD10 packs a lot of digital photography power. It features a 4-megapixel resolution, movie mode with audio for up to 3 minutes of video, 5-point AiAF, and a fixed focus lens with 5.7x digital zoom. This model comes in stylish bronze, but the SD10 also comes in white, black, and silver.

Optics and Resolution
The PowerShot SD10 offers a 4-megapixel CCD sensor that produces images up to 2272 x 1704 pixels for photo-quality 11 x 14 inch enlargements. Other resolution modes include 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480. The fixed focus lens has a focal length of 2.8mm. The SD10 enables you to get closer to your subject with its 5.7x digital zoom. The SD10 also features Canon's nine-point AiAF system for focusing accuracy and shutter speeds of 15 to 1/1,500 second.

Movie Mode
In addition to taking still photos, the SD10 can also record up to 3 minutes of video with sound. It has two resolution settings: 320 x 240, and 160 x 120. You can record for up to 3 minutes per clip in either resolution. Note that you cannot use the optical zoom when in movie mode. The included 32 MB memory card can hold 85 seconds of video at the highest setting.

More Features
The SD10 features a fast start-up time of just 1.4 seconds, and a shot-to-shot speed of 1.5 seconds. The Quick Shot feature lets you activate the shutter immediately in one stroke after you press the shutter release button; the SD10 even optimizes the focus automatically.

Canon's DIGIC (DIGital Imaging Core) processor ensures excellent color rendition and white balance for every shot, as well as super-fast auto focusing, noise-free imaging, and advanced flash exposure performance. Even before the shutter release is pressed, the built-in iSAPS (intelligent scene analysis based on photographic space) technology is analysing the scene and making camera adjustments to deliver fast focusing and perfect exposures.

Other features include:

  • 1.5-inch LCD monitor (no viewfinder)
  • Built-in flash with Auto, Red-eye Reduction On/Off, Slow-sync modes
  • Shooting modes: Auto, Manual, Slow Shutter, Quick Shot, Stitch Assist, Movie
  • Photo effects: Vivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
  • Metering: evaluative, spot, center weighted average
  • Continuous shooting of 1.6 frames per second, up to 8 frames
  • Self timer with 2 and 10 second options
Printing
Canon has introduced a series of printers designed to work directly with its lineup of digital cameras. Using these printers, no computer is required--simply connect the camera to the printer and start printing. Printers include Canon's bubble jet direct printers i900D and i960, and card photo printer CP-200 and CP-300. Of course, photos from your camera can also be printed on any home computer system with an inkjet printer, sent off for online processing, or simply enjoyed on your computer screen.

Storage and Transfer
The SD10 is compatible with Secure Digital (SD) MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards; a 32 MB SD card is included. When shooting in Large/Normal mode, you can store 26 images on the included memory card. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by a proprietary rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NB-3L). It measures 3.6 by 1.9 by 0.7 inches and weighs 3.5 ounces (excluding battery).

What's In The Box
This package includes the PowerShot SD10 digital camera, 32 MB Secure Digital memory card, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NB-3L), battery charger (CB-2LU), USB and AV cables, and wrist strap. It also comes with ArcSoft Camera Suite and Digital Camera Solutions CD-ROMs with imaging software and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • Super-sleek Digital Elph with 4.0 megapixel sensor--up to 2272 x 1704 pixel images for 11 x 14 photo-quality prints
  • 5.7x digital zoom, 5-point artificial intelligence auto focus (AiAF), DIGIC Imaging processor
  • Capture up to 3 minutes of 320 x 240 video with audio; on-camera video editing capability
  • Included 32 MB Secure Digital (SD) card; also compatible with MMC cards
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NB-3L ); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1

Reviews (36)

5-0 out of 5 stars UTTER FABULOSITY in the form of a Camera
*OK so this bad boy is TINYYYY. You will never have to worry about carrying a bulky camera again, plus its really ultra chic and trendy looking. HUGE PLUS.

*Unlike a lot of other digital cameras that take forever to take a picture, this thing is faaaaast. The time between each snap shot is fast too. VERY impressive.

*I'm not a professional photog but if your just about quality photos without all the technical craziness then this camera is perfect for you. Right out the box its super easy to work with without having to first read the lengthy manual(s).

*The digital zoom on this thing is more than cute enough to accomodate you and I find that it doesn't distort the photos or comprimose the quality of the pic. I understand there are a lot of people that don't care for this dital zoom feature but It hasn't been a problem for me.

*Its so tiny you feel like its the most fragile thing in the world. Its roughly about the size of a credit card!

*There's no optical viewfinder on this camera (for the lay person its the little hole most people look through on any other camera before taking a picture). I thought that it would be wierd having to look through the screen before flicking it up, and surprisingly its not. In fact taking pictures is easier now,

* I havent used the camera's included software because my computer allows me to download my photos by inserting the memory disk directly into it so I can't comment on that particular aspect.

*I'm in loooove.

*The ONLY bad thing about this little camera is that its so cute people want to hold it all the time and the belt clip is secured only by a leather velcro strip so it doesnt feel as secure as I would have liked.

*This camera is soooooo worth the money. Click that "BUY NOW" option immediately and stop fooling around, you know you want it. = )

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Camera, No Regrets!
This is perfect for you if you are looking for a small, portable digital Camera. You can take this thing anywhere.

Pros:
1. Size and weight - I love the fact that you can just drop it in your pocket and head on out. It's small, sleek, and light weigt.
2. Picture quality - At 4 megapixels, this is not a technological lightweight when it comes to picture clarity. The pictures I have taken so far have come out excellent.
3. Canon Quality - Canon makes great digital cameras that feel sturdy and are well - built.

Cons:
1. Digital Zoom/Lack of optical zoom - The zoom feature of this camera is not good at all. It's a trade-off for its compact size. When using the digital zoom, the pictures dont come out very sharp.
2. Red-eye - You will note a tendency for images to have a bit of red-eye in the subjects. That's not much of a problem if you have image editing software.

Suggestions:
1. Buy a bigger Memory Card - the one that the camera comes with is too small. At the very least, get a 128mb card, 256/512mb is my recommendation.
2. Buy an extra battery - this way when you are out, you can just swap batteries without having to worry about how much power you have left.
3. Buy a USB 2.0 memory card reader - If you take a good number of digital pics and your computer has a USB 2.0 port, then a reader is excellent for downloading pictures and transferring it to your computer. USB 2.0 is very quick and where a typical transfer may take approximately 5 minutes, with USB 2.0 the same transfer will take 45 seconds.
4. Get image editing software- This affords you the opportunity to brighten images, sharpen images, take the red-eye out, crop images. I use adobe photoshop, but any image editing software should do. It just gives you a greater sense of control over the output.

Conclusion:
You know that there will be a trade-off in some camera functions for its small size, and for me, I have no regrets about it. I simply can't get over how small the camera is. It excels in close to medium distance images in daylight. At 4 megapixels, the resolution of the pictures is very satisfying. This camera delivers as promised.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
I just got my camra today! It's the cutest thing ever. It's smaller than the rest of the camra's on the market. The 4.0 mega pix is a plus too! WOW I love it. It's smaller than my cell phone. You should get it too!

5-0 out of 5 stars REALLY IMPRESSED!!!
From the moment I recieved this product I knew I had made a great desision in this purchase. The packageing was impressive and it came with everything which I think is a total plus, the case, battery, battery charger and the cords. I recently purchased a more expensive digital camera and had to put more money into the rechargable batteries and charger and the AV cord and the case, and the product packageing was no where near as good as this little camera. Also this camera has an awesome orange light ( don't know the Tech. term )that totally suprises whoever your taking a picture of and can take a picture in a competely dark room, my big camera cant do that. I take it everywhere it is so small, I love it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Canon SD10 (simply the best)
The Canon SD10 has to be one of the best cameras out there for its price. I only have a few things that I don't like about this camera. One of the things is that some of the pictures show a little bit of red eye but when you go to print it out you just click red eye and it takes it out for you so that really isn't that big of a deal. Another thing has to be the digital zoom. When you take the picture it is fine but when you are looking at it on the LCD when you want to take the picture it shows blurry. But if you want to use the zoom... just take the picture and zoom in and print it on the computer. This camera takes excellent pictures and let me tell you is it ever TINY! It is seriously the size of a credit card but you don't want to drop it because you know it will break. I think that anybody who is looking for a camera get this one because it is great! You won't be disappointed... ... Read more


64. Pentax Optio MX4 4MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom
by Pentax
list price: $349.95
our price: $299.95
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Asin: B0002TXNHQ
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Pentax
Sales Rank: 625
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Features

  • 4.0-megapixel sensor creates photo-quality 2304 by 1728 pixel images
  • 10x optical, 10x digital zoom
  • 1.8-inch LCD screen, MPEG4 movie mode
  • Store images on SD memory card (not included)
  • Powered by CR-V3 lithium battery, estimated for 180 shots

65. HP Photosmart M407 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom & M-Series Dock
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $279.99
our price: $229.00
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Asin: B0002RS9A4
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 1443
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Features

  • 4.1 megapixel sensor creates 2,344 x 1,752-pixel images for photo-quality prints at 11 x 14 and beyond
  • 3x optical plus 6x digital zoom (for 18x total)
  • 1.8-inch diagonal LCD; records MPEG-1, QVGA video; includes M-series dock for connecting camera to a TV for slide shows and recharging
  • Compatible with Secure Digital/MultiMedia Card (SD/MMC); includes 16 MB internal memory
  • Powered by 2 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries (included); connects to PCs and Macs via USB

66. Epson PhotoPC L410 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
by Epson

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Asin: B0002CZ82G
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 3394
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Features

  • 4-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11-by-15-inch enlargements
  • 3x optical zoom lens combines with 3x digital zoom for 9x total zoom
  • High-speed continuous shooting can capture up to three photos per second; prints directly to select printers; captures video with sound
  • Store images 16 MB internal memory or on optional Secure Digital memory cards
  • Powered by 2 AA-size batteries (CRV3 included, rechargeable NiMH recommended)

67. Minolta Dimage F100 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
by Konica Minolta
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B000067DKB
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 3019
Average Customer Review: 4.02 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 4.13 megapixel (3.95 effective megapixels) sensor creates 2272 x 1704 images for prints at 8 by 10 inches and beyond
  • 3x optical plus 2.5x digital (7.5x total) zoom lens with autofocus
  • Included 16 MB SD card holds 14 images at default resolution
  • Connects with Macs and PCs via USB connector
  • Features subject tracking autofocus

Reviews (42)

5-0 out of 5 stars Compared to the Sony P7 & Canon S230....
I've have bought both the Sony P7 and the Canon S230 in the past 3 weeks, and took them both back. The Minolta F100 blows them away! If you are considering either of these cameras, be sure to check out the Minolta first. It way more feature-packed.

The Sony had awful software (totally unusable) and the pictures were all fuzzy on the edges of the subjects - like I shot them with a softening filter. And having to charge the battery inside the camera with the bulky cords was a hassle.

The Canon, for a $400 camera, has no date stamp imprint! You have to apply it with their software! Sometimes I print right from my printer and don't even involve my PC. Completely unacceptable.

In comparison, the Minolta offers these added features:

*It's 4 Megapixels instead of only 3!

*A separate LCD display of camera settings and options, as well as having the option to display them in your main LCD too. Nice if you don't want your view to be cluttered with settings.

*I happened to find it alot cheaper online from a reputable major retailer than at the major electronics stores nearby. It came with an extra 64mb card and leather case for less than either the Sony or Canon! :-D

*It has a movie mode with sound, but you can also attach a voice message to any photo!

*I like the CR-V3 batteries. My Kodak had them and they don't drain as fast as everyone complains they do. They are not expensive...so just keep an extra handy.

*I have Windows XP, and had to download a software version updatefrom minolta.com to be able to transfer my photos, but it went smoothly.

*There are all manual settings too, for those that might want to have that control. My pictures on auto are fantastic.

*The only thing I don't like is that you have to have the camera in manual mode to have the date imprint. I don't really understand why, but it's a tiny tiny detail. I just put it in that mode but don't change any of the settings it already has - it works just fine.

You really need to give this camera a look! You won't be disappointed!

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally took the Plunge!!!!
After being a die-hard film photographer for the last 20 years, I finally took the plunge and bought a digital camera. After much research, I decided on the Minolta F100. This camera is the perfect size for backpacking and other trips. You will never have to worry about leaving it behind. I was a little disapointed that the camera did not come with an A/C adapter, but I bought an inexpensive SD/MMC memory card reader that connects to my computer via a USB cable. This way the camera does not have to be on in order to download pictures to your computer, thus saving wear and tear on the camera, and saving batteries. Speaking of batteries, I like the fact that the Minolta gives you the option of using AA batteries, which can be a real benefit if you run out of Lithium and/or rechargeable batteries.

Most importantly, the pictures are great! The camera is easy to use in automatic mode, but you have the option of complete control in manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority modes.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great stills, but non-Windows compatible video format
This is a good camera for awesome still photos, but don't get too close; tend to be blurry. And even in macro mode, you have to be perfectly still (tripod) as well as your subject. The lens did get stuck once, but has worked fine since.
My biggest pet peeve is that the video only records in .mov format. Only RealOne can play that. I cannot use it with Windows Movie Maker, as only Macs can. I wish it could have an option to record in .avi or .mpg formats.
So, when my husband lost it a month ago, I was a bit upset, but glad that now I can get a camcorder that records in a Windows compatable format and that takes stills as well. I will not buy any Minoltas until they offer those formats. It is very important to me; I have 3 children that are growing fast.
And I also have one more pet peeve: everytime your batteries die or you remove them, you have to reset your date and time. VERY annoying! No memory battery to keep data you entered. This camera is good, but with a few minor improvements, it can be awesome.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good camera, but not for action shots
This is my first digital camera. I have been a film guy for 30+ years and have lots of 35mm equipment.

The picture quality is better than I expected. I regularly do 8X10s, and if you don't compress the files, they look pretty good.

My only complaint is that the camera takes forever to turn on, turn off, focus and shoot. I'm used to getting candid and action shots "from the hip", and have missed many opportunities with this camera.

I have had no mechanical, electronic or optical problems.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good product, bad details
In general, I like this camera, but I have one major complaint. (You can read about other complaints in the rest of the reviews.) The file memory feature is sub-par on this camera. Basically, if your batteries die, your file memory function will reset itself, and the numbering gets screwy. It seems minor, but it's a real pain if you like to have all of your pictures numbered nicely, and honestly, Minolta should have designed their camera with this simple thing in mind. ... Read more


68. Kodak EasyShare DX6440 4MP Digital Camera w/ 4x Optical Zoom and Dock
by Kodak
list price: $419.99
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Asin: B0000AAAYY
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Kodak
Sales Rank: 1295
Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Take the compact Kodak EasyShare DX6440 with you wherever you roam and snap beautiful, high-resolution 4-megapixel images. The DX6440 also features professional-quality optics, a 4x optical zoom, and continuous video with sound. And with the included Kodak Easyshare Camera Dock 6000, recharging your camera and transferring photos is done with the touch of a button.

Optics and Resolution
The DX6490 features a 4-megapixel resolution for 2304 x 1728 pixel images for photo-quality 11 x 14 enlargements. Other resolution modes include 1656 x 1242, 1200 x 900, and 640 x 480. It also offers a Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 4x optical zoom and 3.8x advanced digital zoom for a 15x total zoom.

The DX6440 introduces the new Kodak Color Science Image Processing Chip, which instantly analyzes your image each time you press the shutter. The result is sharp, consistent, lifelike colors that jump off the page.

Movie Mode
In addition to capturing still images, the EasyShare DX6440 can also shoot 320 x 240 pixel video with sound at 15 frames per second. Your video length is limited only by the size of your memory card. Note that the optical zoom cannot be used while shooting video.

More Features
Review your photos using the 1.8-inch high-resolution indoor/outdoor LCD screen on the back of the DX6440, which enables you to see your images even in direct sunlight.

The Share button on the back of the EasyShare DX6440 enables you to tag pictures right on the camera for automatic printing or e-mailing, after transferring to your PC. You can even store up to 32 e-mail addresses in the camera.

  • Built-in flash with auto, fill, red-eye reduction, and off modes.
  • White balance modes: auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
  • High-speed, low-light autofocus with selectable modes (multi-zone, center-zone)
  • Scene modes: automatic, sport, portrait, night, landscape, close-up, program (aperture priority, shutter priority)
  • Shutter speed: 4 seconds to 1/2200 second
  • 10-second self timer
Included: Kodak Easyshare Camera Dock 6000
The Kodak EasyShare Dock 6000 includes a USB port for fast and easy transfer of pictures from camera to computer, and offers a two-position tilt feature for improved viewing of images from the camera's LCD. It also comes with a rechargeable battery pack, and the Kodak DX6440 can be stored in the dock any time so that it will always be charged and ready to go.

Optional: Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock 6000
In addition to the transfer and battery charge features of the Dock 6000, the Printer Dock 6000 adds the ability to print 4-by-6-inch photos directly from your camera. You can also hook it up to your TV for a slide-show presentation.

Storage and Transfer
Images can be stored using the internal 16 MB memory or on optional Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards. The internal 16 MB memory will store approximately 10 images at the DX6440's highest setting (2304 x 1728), or 18 2-megapixel images. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via ultrafast USB 2.0, which means it can be connected to any USB-compatible Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software. When used with USB 1.1 connection, transfer will slow to USB 1.1 rate.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by a CRV3 lithium battery (included) or 2 AA batteries (either alkaline or rechargeable). Rechargeable NiMH batteries are recommended for digital cameras, and the optional camera dock 6000 includes a NiMH battery pack. It measures 4.3 by 2.5 by 1.5 inches and weighs 7.8 ounces (excluding batteries and media).

What's In The Box
This package includes the Kodak EasyShare DX6440 digital camera, Kodak EasyShare Camera Dock 6000, CRV3 lithium battery, USB and A/V cables, wrist strap, and custom camera insert for Kodak EasyShare 6000 series camera and printer docks. The included CD-ROM features Kodak EasyShare software CD with interactive software tutorial and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • 4-megapixel resolution for 2304 x 1728 pixel images for photo-quality 11 x 14 enlargements
  • Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 4x optical zoom and 3.8x advanced digital zoom for a 15x total zoom
  • Shoots 320 x 240 pixel video with sound at 15 frames per second; length is limited only by the size of your memory card
  • Store images in the internal 16 MB memory or on optional Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards
  • Powered by a CRV3 lithium battery (included) or 2 AA batteries (either alkaline or rechargeable); includes Camera Dock 6000

Reviews (36)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good point-n-shoot with 4x zoom, but pic quality falls short
At first I liked this camera and was wowed by its ease of use and 1.8" LCD viewfinder. But after about two weeks of heavy use, I've come to regret my purchase, because the picture quality is just not as good as I first thought.

While the pictures have good color balance, they are overly sharpened. In everyday language this means you'll see jagged lines in your pictures, and main subjects (such as people) look as if they stand out from the background in a faux 3D effect. Pictures taken with the DX6440 also tend to be very noisy, even on a sunny day, resulting in lots of video-capture-like artifacts. This is especially true when you look at people's faces on screen. This is quite disappointing.

Please note that I'm not saying the pictures taken with this camera are bad. If you get an offbrand product like Argus or Samsung you'll get truly bad pictures. Compared to those the Kodak gives good results. The pictures are acceptable and make nice prints here, but when compared to cameras in teh same price and megapixel class from Canon, Casio, Fuji, Konica Minolta, Nikon, and Sony, the DX6400 cannot hold a candle in terms of picture quality, period.

Ultimately this is a point-and-shoot digital camera. You turn the dial to Auto mode and just snap away. There is a semi-manual mode called PAS ("program, aperture priority, shutter priority") that offers limited manual controls. You cannot, for example, set both aperture and shutter, so pro photographers shouldn't buy this camera. Also, you'll have to turn the (flimsy) mode dial all the way around to get to the PAS mode, thus discouraging even a semi-serious photographer like myself who enjoys setting manual settings.

The best feature on this camera is probably its 4x optical zoom, and zooming in and out is pretty fast. The lens is supposedly designed by a top German optical company, so it's too bad that the digital signal processing circuitry inside the camera does not retain images in top-notch quality.

Some annoying cons/quirks are:

- No case is included. This is the most disappointing aspect of the package. They give you a dock and two special batteries (one chargable included with the dock, the other non-chargeable included with the camera itself), but no case. Not even a cheap one. Kodak, why???

- No independent playback mode. By this I mean you have to turn on the entire camera in order to play back pictures. It's plain silly to let the lens mechanism go to work if the user just wants to review a picture or two. This is part of what I meant earlier by the smart engineer/dumb interface designer thing. Kodak: take a look at Canon's products.

- As mentioned before, the mode dial is just a stupid interface idea.

- You operate the camera with your right hand, but the interface controller (a joystick) is operated with your left hand. Kinda awkward. Make that very awkward.

- You cannot set compression level. You can only set the resolution (4, 3.5, 2 and 1). It would have been nice to be able to set compression level. (Of course, I'd have set it to the lowest compression anyway.)

- Internal memory (16MB) and flash memory card are not treated as one integrated unit. Get this: when you are using the memory card, you cannot even review pictures in internal memory, unless you manually set storage mode to internal memory. But then, you won't be able to review pictures on the memory card. Again, very dumb.

Ok, summary time. The quirks I listed above mean I cannot wholeheartedly recommend this camera. This comes as an ultimate disappointment to me because I always wanted to buy (and keep) an American-brand digicam. (HP digital cameras suck, period.) The Kodak's picture quality is disappointing with video-capture-like artifacts. The camera is very easy to use, but in the end, you'll be better served by excellent offerings from Canon, Casio, Fujifilm, Nikon, and Sony. Take a look at Canon S410 (4MP) or the Casio QV-R51 (5MP); both have top-notch picture quality.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this camera!
After 11 years of owning our Konica 35 mm camera, it finally died and I had a great excuse to go buy a digital camera. I spent hours reviewing and researching online for a good camera, and decided on the Kodak DX6440.

I'm the type of person who needs instant gratification and the printer dock that comes with this camera satisfies that need! Although I won't print out all my pictures on there (for 40 pics it costs $25 for the paper and ink) pretty expensive. But just having the option of printing out now is great!

So far I have no disappointments with the picture quality, from the dock. I still have yet to get prints made. This camera is easy to use and love the fact I can use AA batteries if need be.

Some people complained that the camera wasn't small enough -
doesn't bother me.

Love the video feature of this camera!

Great camera - go buy it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Camera! Get the printer dock too.
I love this camera. I was reluctant to get this because I am used to my Nikon 35mm SLR which takes super sharp photos. But I was not disappointed with my Kodak digital 6440 at all. It came bundled with the printer dock for a great price. It is so easy to use and the purchase price for the cartridge refill and 4x6 paper on Amazon is cheap so I could not go wrong. I have a pretty good all-in-one printer, but opted to get the printer dock 6000 since the price was so good (after much debate!). My photos are so nice - actually professional. My deal also included the large Kodak camera bag for free which has a detachable smaller bag just for the camera. Overall, no buyers remorse here from the "buyers remorse queen". haha

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
Well, like a lot of people I did a bunch of research on digital cameras before I got one.

After looking at many cameras I had it narrowed down to the 4mp Samsung or the Kodak DX6440 (I had considered Cannon cameras but after all the problems I had heard about them I stayed as far away as I could).

I bought my DX6440 from www.compuplus.com and what a deal after getting it home it was very easy to install and is very easy to use. Just turn it on auto mode and that's it, read eye is not bad at all, excellent picture quality excellent Video mode.

The dock it another of the biggest features, knowing your camera is always ready and fully charged, plus a one touch picture transfer is awesome!

Trust me if you get this camera you will not be disappointed, if you want to know more or have more questions please send me and email: haines203@yahoo.com

4-0 out of 5 stars not usb 2.0
I bought and immediately returned this camera. I have no doubts that it's one of the better cameras out there - which is why I'm still giving it four stars. But the Amazon.com review is wrong! Amazon's review states: "Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via ultrafast USB 2.0, which means it can be connected to any USB-compatible Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software. When used with USB 1.1 connection, transfer will slow to USB 1.1 rate."

That's not true - direct from Kodak's tech support: "Kodak digital cameras do not operate at USB 2.0's Hi-speed
(also called High-speed) rate of 480Mb/s. Kodak digital cameras will continue to operate at the USB Full speed rate of 12Mb/s."

Just a word of caution. You can certainly buy a $25 (or so) card reader and get true usb 2.0 connectivity, but if you're going to do that, why pay for a camera with a dock (that by itself sells for somewhere around $60)? Consider alternatives like the Canon A75/80. ... Read more


69. Pentax Optio S4 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
by Pentax
list price: $419.99
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Asin: B0000C4E4S
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Pentax
Sales Rank: 2596
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Raising the stakes from its predecessor--the groundbreaking Optio S--the Pentax Optio S4 adds more megapixel resolution without adding any size to the camera's sleekly designed, tough aluminum-alloy body. It features a unique 3x zoom sliding lens system body that allows the lens to move up, away, and lie fully flush within the camera frame to protect the lens and allow for the camera's tiny dimensions.

Optics and Resolution
With the high-level imaging power of 4.0 effective megapixels (2304 x 1728 pixels), the Optio S4 captures everything from macro shots to distant scenery with exceptional sharpness and accuracy. Other resolution modes include 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480.

Equivalent to a 35–105mm lens in 35mm format, the 3x optical zoom allows a full range of shooting from expansive scenery to telephoto shots. All elements are crafted entirely from glass and two of the lenses are aspherical on each side. Combined with 4x digital zoom, the Optio S4 offers 12x combined zoom capability.

Movie Mode
In addition to taking still photos, the Optio S4 can also record movie clips of up to 60 seconds with audio at 12 frames per second. The limited resolution of your movies guarantees that this feature won't replace your camcorder, but it's perfect for when you just want to capture a quick movie and e-mail it to a friend or relative.

The time-lapse movie function allows a sequential set of shots to be run as a short film. This can be used for impressive effects, such as scenes of clouds rushing across the sky, for example, and offers a selection of recording speeds--X2, X5, X10, X20, X50, and X100.

More Features
With a shutter release time lag of just 0.01 seconds, the Optio S4 allows switching from viewing to shooting with a single touch of the shutter or playback button at any time.

The built-in flash on the Optio S4 can be set to fire automatically when shooting in low-light conditions. For greater control, the camera also features flash-on, flash-off, and red-eye reduction modes, and there’s also the option of slow shutter sync when shooting in "night scene" mode.

The Optio S4 offers a choice of two kinds of autofocus. 7-point autofocus helps you achieve sharp focus even when subjects are off-center. Spot AF, on the other hand, lets you place the center of focus on one point out of a choice of 49 in the frame, marking that point in the viewfinder for easier use.

Macro mode allows shots from as close as 7.08 inches from the subject, while selection of super macro shooting allows you to compose from as close as just 2.36 inches.

The OptioS has been specially designed with audio recording capability rivaling the abilities of standalone audio recording devices. This can be exceptionally handy for recording important information in meetings. An index can be added during recording for easy playback.

Other features include:

  • 1.6-inch color TFT LCD screen with histogram display
  • Macro mode: 7.08 inches
  • Shooting modes: program, picture mode, night scene, movie, panorama assist, 3-D image, digital filter, user
  • Picture modes: landscape, flower, portrait, self-portrait, surf and snow, autumn color, sunset
  • White balance control: TTL auto, preset, custom white balance
Storage and Transfer
Images can be stored in the internal 11 MB memory or on optional Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMediaCards (MMC). Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (D-L18, included). It measures 3.3 by 2.0 by 0.8 inches and weighs 4.1 ounces (with battery).

What's In The Box
This package includes the Optio S4 digital camera, battery and battery charger, USB and AV cables, hand strap, and CD-ROM with image software (the latest version of ACDSee 5.0 software designed exclusively for Pentax Optio digital cameras) and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • 4.0 MegaPixel CCD
  • Ultra lightweight aluminum alloy body weighs only 3.5 oz
  • Movie mode records 60 seconds of footage as an AVI file with sound
  • LCD monitor bright enough for use in direct sunlight
  • 11MB internal memory

Reviews (33)

4-0 out of 5 stars improves on the already amazing optio S!
pentax had heads turning when they introduced the optio s because that camera could fit into an altoids tin. well, pentax has upped the ante. they've managed to a full megapixel of resolution without increasing the size of this amazing camera. the result is the optio s4.

pros:
- yes, it still fits in an altoid tin! the main selling point of this camera is its small size: 3.3 x 2.0 x 0.8 in, weighing in at 3.5oz.
- relatively high "wow" factor.
- average four megapixel resolution.

- good reliable metering.
- low image noise at low ISO settings.
- fast autofocus in well lit situations.
- very good macro performance for an ultra-compact.
- wide range of focus options including manual focus!
- histogram display in live view and play modes.
- allows decent manual control for what is billed as a point-and-shoot ultra-compact.
- no color cast from flash.
- fast startup time.
- solid build quality - stylish aluminum case.
- bright LCD monitor with anti-reflective coating.
- shooting priority during play mode.
- doubles as a voice recorder.

cons:
- some chromatic aberrations.
- some vignetting visible.
- moderate barrel distortion at full wide angle.
- average photo quality with soft edges.
- images noisier than competition.
- the right most button at the top of the camera is the power button. right beside it to the left is the shutter release button. for me, the more logical button placement would be to have the shutter release button on the far right.
- no AF assist light.
- some redeye occurrence.
- poor shot to shot times - very disappointing.
- metal body scratches easily.
- RAW and TIFF formats not supported.
- longest shutter setting is 4 seconds.
- only 11MB of built-in memory provided so add $$ to your budget to buy external memory.
- below average battery life and the battery is proprietary so add more bucks for a spare.

like its predecessor, the optio S, the S4 is an amazing camera, providing a wide feature set in an ultra-compact package. it is simply the smallest camera with its feature set available today (10/2003). it is very similar to the slightly bigger casio ex-z4. so why only four stars? opportunites for improvement would be: better shot to shot times, a longer shutter setting (max right now is 4 seconds), and an AF assist lamp.

i hope this helps you with your buying decision. peace.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Beginners' Digital Camera
This review is from the perspective of an amateur photographer and a first-time digital camera buyer. My primary goal was to have a) something very portable with b) intermediate features that I could grow into. So this is what I think:

Pros
•Excellent portability - extremely light and small
•Numerous settings allow you to take pictures under vast majority of conditions
•Very good macro function
•Great 'WOW' factor!
•High resolution - 4MP
•Good optical zoom - 3x
•Records short videos - upto 60 seconds
•Decent-sized LCD screen

Cons
•Average picture quality (you have to print the photos to see the real quality)
•No SD card included (only 11MB of internal memory; budget for SD card)
•One proprietary battery not enough; budget for spare
•Battery cover somewhat flimsy - handle with care
•No case; you could get one from Fry's/BestBuy for less than $10

Optio S4 serves my purpose very well. I hated lugging around my previous 35mm camera. Now I pretty much have the S4 with everywhere I go during the four weekends that I have had it. Overall evaluation is thumbs up!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Camera
Just got this camera about a week ago. Love it!! Small, sleek, fits almost anywhere (including in an Altoids can). The picture quality is amazing and the colors are vibrant. The battery lasts much longer than I had anticipated. The camera is ready to take a picture a second after being turned on, which sadly was not the case with my bulky Kodak DX3500. The Optio is so easy to use, you almost don't need the manual it comes with. The only complaint is from my fiance -- he has rather large hands, and he sometimes has problems hitting the right button because of the buttons being so small. All in all, I would recommend the Optio S4 to anyone interested in a high quality, compact digital camera.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Camera
Great pictures and small size make this the coolest around. Have had it for a year now and had no problems with it. Outstanding battery life and great screen. Buy this camera

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent camera
I have had this camera for 2 months now and I am very pleased with it. I first could not believe how Pentax put in a 4.0 mp in such a small size. It is unbelievably small! It is the smallest digital camera out there. Zoom is great. People who broke this camera simply did not handle it carefully enough. You get the best bang for the buck- cheaper than many of 4.0 mp digi cams out there on the top of Pentax rebate- I got the check in the mail in about 8 weeks. Picture quality is great. It also has amazingly many features such as sound/video recording, 3D photo, and multi-colored photos. If you want a small, compact, point and shoot camera, this is the choice. ... Read more


70. Olympus E-10 4MP DigitalCamera w/ 4x Optical Zoom
by Olympus
list price: $1,449.99
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Asin: B000051TOG
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Olympus
Sales Rank: 1545
Average Customer Review: 4.79 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Olympus Camedia E-10 is a near-professional quality four-megapixel single-lens-reflex (SLR) digital camera with a number of unique features. First and foremost, the E-10 features an exceptionally high-quality 4x optical zoom lens with a focal length equivalent to a 35-140mm lens on a 35mm camera, and has a aperture of f2.0-f2.4 to f11.0, depending on how much zoom is used. Unlike many of the digital SLRs on the market, however, the lens is not removable. Olympus works around this by offering an extended set of lens additions that convert the lens from a wide-angle wonder to the equivalent of a 420mm super-zoom. Additionally, while the E-10 is an SLR camera, the LCD monitor also features live preview. Most SLR cameras utilize a mirror to supply the optical viewfinder with its image. Because of this, on most digital SLRs, the LCD monitor does not provide a live preview of the scenes you are trying to capture. The E-10 uses a beam-splitter--basically a prism--that allows the image to speed its way to both the optical viewfinder and the LCD monitor. The LCD monitor also sits on a hinge, letting you tilt it up 90 degrees, or down 20 degrees, allowing you to take pictures from unusual camera angles while still accurately framing the scene.

Unlike most other digital cameras, the E-10 uses both SmartMedia and CompactFlash (Type I & II) for storage. Also unlike many other cameras, the resolution of your image can be selected from 2240 x 1680, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, or 640 x 480 pixels, an unusually large selection. A histogram function lets you view exposure information after you capture an image, giving you instant feedback about how to improve your picture-taking skills. A 32 MB internal buffer allows the E-10 to take up to take up to four shots in sequence at three frames per second, even when set to record images as uncompressed TIFFs.

The shooting options on the E-10 include all of the typical modes you'd expect to see on a high-end consumer digital camera: program, aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual shooting modes. Other user-controlled settings include exposure compensation, metering mode, ISO setting, flash, white balance, and focus. Users can leave white balance on auto, select from a number of Kelvin temperatures, or manually create a preset. The built-in flash features red-eye reduction, auto, fill-in, and off modes. External flashes can connect to the E-10 through the hot shoe on top of the camera. Exposure compensation can be set from -3 to +3 EV in one-third EV increments. The ISO can be set to 80, 160, or 320. Also, an autobracketing feature takes three pictures, one over-exposed and one under-exposed, and allows you to set the exposure compensation up to one EV step in either direction, in one-third EV step increments. The E-10 uses four AA or two CR-V3 batteries. ... Read more

Features

  • 4 megapixel CCD creates 2,240 x 1,680 images for 8 x 10 prints and beyond
  • 4x optical zoom with autofocus
  • Included 32 MB SmartMedia card stores 16 images at default settings
  • Connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
  • Uses 4 AA or 2 CR-V3 batteries

Reviews (38)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Penny
Ok - Wow.

In digital photography, all you need is good photo-editing software (the E-10 comes with Adobe Photoshop LE) and a good printer - no eye-irritating chemicals and hours alone in the dark, like with film photography! Oh ya, and a good camera!

Using the E-10 is functioning on a whole different plane than anything I've used before (digitally, Kodak and Sony in the $800 - $900 range). The control is total. The product is eye-popping. What pictures! I'm producing 13x19 inch prints of amazing clarity. And although there is still quite a bit of effort involved - the comfort level and the amount of ultimate control over the product is astounding. And it all starts with the E-10.

To the hand, the fit and feel are unmistakably that of a 35mm SLR. Of course, there is no f-ring, and no gnarled knob dedicated to shutter speed control - too bad, I thought at first. But with some adjustment to thinking, there is an easy (actually, easier!), total control of these functions - and so much more. The zoom and focus rings are the smoothest I've ever used (and I have a couple of lenses for my 35mm that cost more than this camera).

I also have the 0.8x and the 1.45x lens attachments, for wide and telephoto (or 28mm and 200mm, respectively, in a 35mm format camera). Lens extenders exaggerate chromatic aberrations, flares and distortions - and they certainly reduce the speed of the lens fairly dramatically, among other things. Regarding the Camedia extenders, though there is a reduction in speed, it's absolutely negligible. And for image quality, I performed some tests photographing newspaper (a great test pattern, believe it, or not) and found nothing to complain about - quite the opposite. This is really good stuff. Not perfect, but very, very good. The quality of the lens on the camera, on the other hand, may as well be perfect. Similar, but more precise tests performed against this lens just made me smile. There are some flares and barreling under certain circumstances, but nothing - absolutely nothing to complain about. The contrast and brightness-uniformity (condensing) of the image are as good as you can get without spending a lot, like on some of Canon's Flourite lenses.

Overall, the experience is just great. The designers thought of everything. This E-10 is easier to use, and fits the hand better than any professional grade camera I've ever used.

Just a couple more notes: The optical viewfinder is bright. The shutter release is perfect for handheld, low shutter speed shots in that it requires only a very light touch (but there is good travel to prevent premature release). The CCD is noise-free at any contrast (some owners claim noise at higher contrast settings, but I haven't experienced this. Perhaps, Olympus had dealt with this by the time I purchased mine). The LCD monitor really comes in handy with its multi-position feature - in making waist level and over-head shots.

Olympus suggests that this camera will eliminate the need to ever return to film format cameras. I definitely agree. Digital photography really is a revolution. And this particular camera really is the beginning of the revolution as far as cost/quality combination is concerned.

This is a great camera.

4-0 out of 5 stars Film is dead --- long live digital
I've had a Minolta SLR for the past 10 years and been very happy with it, but after buying the my "other half" a Canon Digital Elph, I found the ability to immediately review photographs compelling. So, I looked for a digital SLR.

Olympus has hit the price/performance sweet spot with this camera. Competitive digital SLRs cost 50% more than the E10 for the body alone -- i.e. before you've bought any lenses. However, I was concerned that the E-10 would be an adequate replacement for my film SLR. So, The E-10 passed with flying colors.

What's good about this camera: terrific image quality, great lens (f2.0-f2.6!), all the control you could want (white balance, focus, zoom, exposure, flash), support for compact flash and smart media, and ability to take up to 4 shots in rapid succession, easy upload of images to a PC, Adobe Photoshop LE included and good battery life on Olympus NiMH AA batteries.

I took scores of pictures every day and was generally pleased with the results. The camera functions well in program mode, but immediate image review on the camera enables you to use more control if you don't get the shot you need. And with digital, you can just keep on taking shots until you get it right without worrying about film.

The ability to take 4 shots in rapid succession is useful when trying to capture spontaneous events -- like the procession of flag throwers (a Tuscan tradition that goes back over 700 years) out for a practice early one Sunday in Siena. Other digital cameras have big problems with both "shutter lag" (time from pressing the button to capturing the image) and the interval between shots -- especially with a 4 megapixel CCD where images take longer to write to flash.

I made extensive use of a polarizing filter to cut glare under the Tuscan sun, and the images came out with strong colors as a result. The E10 seems a little "flatter" in its color balance than Canon cameras, but color saturation can be easily tweaked in Photoshop if this is a problem for any given image.

I never managed to run the Olympus AA NiMH batteries (purchased separately) flat during a day's shooting, so camera power consumption seems to be excellent -- short battery life is a killer for many digital cameras.

The lens is very impressive. It has a great zoom range, and as the camera was designed for digital from the ground up there are none of the multiplying effects of film cameras converted for digital use (e.g. Canon D30). This means that the E10 has great short-range capability as well as telephoto without having to switch lenses. This is very important if you want to travel light, as I did.

What's not-so-good: problems with IBM Microdrive, autofocus requires care to avoid misfocus errors, viewfinder image location leads to orientation errors, general operation could be a lot faster, and the optional Olypus case is poor.

The E10 requires the photographer to carefully monitor whether it has successfully locked on the subject. Early on, I got several poorly focused shots because the AF didn't focus on the subject. It's easy to miss this in the viewfinder or on the LCD image preview -- you only find out when you get home... However, once you learn to watch for mistaken AF lock, it is possible to re-focus and avoid this. Still, after Minolta's exemplary AF system, this was an unpleasant surprise.

I also used an IBM Microdrive with my E10, but discovered that it does not work properly. I would be able to take several photographs, and then the camera would suddenly complain of flash card errors. It's easy to miss candid shots when you're wondering why the camera isn't working, then realizing there's a flash error, switching to smart media... so the Microdrive went back. Get a 256MB flash card instead.

The viewfinder image is large and oddly focused -- it's easy to tilt the camera about a degree and not notice -- until you get to image review. This can be fixed in Photoshop, but it's annoying to have to fix it.

Finally, the Olympus feels slower than many point-n-shoot cameras, and this is likely down to the embedded processor used in the camera. It takes several seconds before an image can be previewed, and it is slow to move around in image preview mode. Also, it seems to take a long time to compress an image and store it to flash. The 4 image buffer dramatically reduces the impact of this, but not entirely -- especially when you want to take one photo and see how it came out straight away.

Finally, don't buy Olympus' case for the E10. It is very cumbersome and you'll end up wishing you never brought it. I left it at home or in the car most days. You cant open up the case and leave it hanging off the camera -- it gets in your way. That means you have to totally remove the camera from the case and either put it down, stuff it in a bag or squash it under your arm while you try to take photographs.

The net is that I can't see why I'd go back to a film SLR. Although the Olympus E10 has its quirks, and Microdrive incompatibility is a drawback, it is a very good digital camera at an excellent price point for the value you receive. Olympus really doesn't have any competition for the money.

3-0 out of 5 stars After using it for 2 years
The camera has many nice points. These have been covered in other people's reviews. I will mention the few items that I think are less good:
- It is not very good at focusing, especially in less light environment. I had the Olumpus people look at it but they said there was nothing wrong with it.
- It is terribly heavy.
- It is slow to start up.
Dispite the recomendations from Olympus to not use the Microdrive, I have found a somewhat safe way to copy the pictures from the Smartmedia card to the Microdive. In this way, I can take several hundreds of pictures without needing to upload to a computer.
My next camera will be a Minolta - also with a Microdrive function.

5-0 out of 5 stars A solid performer
I've been a serious hobbyist photographer for more than 25 years and this is my sixth digital camera. After looking for more than a few months I settled on the Olympus E-10 for its high quality photographs. There are other cameras with more mega-pixels and more powerful zoom lens but few if any of those will come close to the quality that this camera produces.

There are manual controls for everything and that big lens just sucks in the light for great low light pictures. The beam splitter view finder is sweet and the manual zoom allows for working the 4x zoom quickly. I bought the matching F-40 flash unit which integrates with the camera to expose flash pictures very well. The flash also follows the zoom lens shifting from wide-angle to telephoto as the lens is worked.

This is a big solid camera that is not for causal snap shots - though when set to the "program" mode it can do that. Where this camera will excel is in the hands of someone who can put that big piece of glass, well matched sensor, and manual abilities to work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great DSLR Starter
I started my DSLR career with this cam. Have a film Leica R series with $15,000 in lenses but wanted to expand horizons. This camera is great. I have had mine for 18 months, still learning new thngs about it, keep the owners manual close. I also purchased the MCON and Telephoto 1.45. Macros are really great with the MCON. Tele is okay but only gives you 200 equivalent which isn't always enough. Some of my photos have been good enough to sell in the local art gallery. Buy this camera if you really want great pictures and a great price. I paid $1200 for mine and now they are down to $700 and more than worth every penny. ... Read more


71. Canon PowerShot S400 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
by Canon Cameras US
list price: $449.99
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Asin: B00008OE6I
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon Cameras US
Sales Rank: 393
Average Customer Review: 4.51 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Canon's PowerShot range of cameras has always been strong, and the PowerShot 400 continues that tradition. The 4 Megapixel Canon PowerShot S400 digital camera is capable of taking still images at 2,272 x 1,704 pixels--enough for a good quality A4 print. Resolutions go down to 640 x 480 for images you might only want to look at digitally. You can also capture video at 320 x 240 and 160 x 120 pixels.

The camera is very small indeed--smaller than earlier PowerShot models, and is easily pocket sized. There is what at first might seem a bewildering array of buttons around the casing, but in fact these provide excellent one-button-press access to most of the most used features, such as the 3x optical zoom which goes up to 11x when combined with digital zoom features, the macro mode, settings for the flash and self timer. For more advanced features like changing the shutter speed, which it is great to be able to do on a digital camera; you do need to delve into the LED a little further, though.

Images are stored on CompactFlash card--the largest image can be a couple of MB in size so you'll need to think big when it comes to CF card size with this camera. The battery is removable, and a spare to carry in the pocket might be a good idea.

Canon supplies a range of desktop software for viewing, editing and making use of your digital images. As with previous PowerShot cameras, one of the tools works with the Stitch Assist mode on the camera itself in the production of panorama shots. Digital cameras get more advanced all the time, but we dare to say that the PowerShot S400 is probably the best pocket sized digital camera we've seen. --Sandra Vogel, Amazon.co.uk ... Read more

Features

  • 4.0 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality prints up to 11 x 14
  • 3x optical zoom and 3.6x digital zoom (10.8x total)
  • Stainless steel shell; up to 3 minutes of video with sound
  • Compatible with CompactFlash Type I cards; 32 MB card included
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NB-1LH ); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1

Reviews (190)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Velue Period - Ultra compact digital camera
... this camera is the best compact digital on the market.

Sure, there are 5 megapixel compact cameras out now, but the cost is still too high. 4mp resolution makes great 8x10 prints, and lab-quality at 4x6 and 5x7.

The combination if its tiny size, beautiful results, and stylish design is unbeatable at the current prices. I take it everywhere and hardly notice it. It's like carrying a deck of cards in my pocket. Most good hi-res digital cameras are much bulkier.

Compact Flash memory is really, really cheap now. Buy a 512mb card and never worry about storage.

3X optical zoom is wonderful.

If you don't have a digital camera, or want a top-quality unit, you really owe it to yourself to check out the S400.

Auto white balance, auto exposure, and auto focus help the least savvy technophobes take outstanding photos.

Flash is surprisingly effective in dark rooms.

Lithium-ion battery lasts a long time and charges quickly. Who needs rechargable AA batteries when this battery is so good? Prices on Canon batteries are also down, so buy a spare.

The video out cable is nice for previewing pictures on a TV, but I usually use the computer for viewing photos.

Bundled software does the basic image editing. You'll want to go with Photoshop Elements 2 or Paint Shop Pro ... for serious editing and enhanced capabilities.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fast 4 megapixel wonder!
After extensive research on the web ...I chose to upgrade my Canon S20 to a Canon S400. In someways, this was a step down. Unfortunately, the S400 does not support verticle alignment of it's panoramic "stitch assist" mode as they do on the S40, S45, S50 and other higher priced models. I found this feature on the S20 to be very useful in capturing more image (greater resolution and consistant panning) when stitching photos together to make a panoramic photo. Also, the S400 does not support the higher resolution movie mode of 640 x 320, as some digital cameras support. Hopefully, Canon will address these feature shortfalls with a firmware upgrade in the near future. As mentioned in a number of reviews, the S400's flash is miniscule and thus is somewhat inadequate to light wide distant shots.

Canon has improved the intelligence of the powershot digital line. Specifically in the S400 the Digic processing makes for fast picture taking and viewing. The size of the S400 is grand. It does fit in a pocket and powers up so quickly, you may never miss another shot with this camera (keeping in mind to charge your battery and have enough flash memory for the moment!!!).

The bottom line... the Canon S400 is compact, sturdy, and fast. If you are looking for a very small 4 megapixel camera with nice even colors, low levels of distortion, a basic movie capture mode, fast memory writing and reading, the S400 is a current top pick. However, if you are looking for lots of manual control, vertical "photo stitching," and more pixels try the S50.

One note if considering the S45 or S50 cameras, play with the navigation buttons before purchasing the unit; I have found the navigation to be somewhat clumsy in-which it is easy to hit "enter" when trying to navigate "up" or "down," or hit "up" when trying to "enter."

5-0 out of 5 stars It might be your memory cards
Not all memory cards work well with all cameras. I tried to use a Viking card with my Canon s230, and got the E18 error mentioned here. As soon as I swapped my SanDisk back in, the problem was gone forever. I think sending the memory card back was a much better and cheaper solution than ditching an excellent camera.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ideal size and function
I bought this a few months ago and wanted to wait until I had used it sufficiently. It's great. Whether alone in your pocket or inside the thin leather case (the Canon velcro one is nice), it takes up as much space as a pack of cigarettes or a thick wallet. Super easy to take out, turn on, point, shoot, turn off, and put back in your pocket, all in under 30 seconds. I've taken it on several trips including London where it was great to not look like a tourist, lugging a neckstrapped telephoto around town. And it couldn't be easier to get them onto your PC. I love it and wish I'd bought it sooner.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great camera
This is a beautiful small camera that takes great pictures and has all the feautures most of us photo snappers need. The dials are fairly intuitive to use and the 3X zoom comes in handy. The negative is that battery life is relatively short. I would recommend a spare battery to be able to keep shooting if the battery runs out. Also, now that the price of the CF memory chip has decreased a great deal, I would recommend at least a 256 mB memory card. ... Read more


72. Samsung Digimax 430 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
by Samsung
list price: $229.99
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B0001G6UGG
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 1480
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 4-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11-by-15-inch enlargements
  • 3x optical zoom combines with 4x digital zoom for a total of 12x zoom
  • Movie clips with audio; 1.5-inch color TFT LCD monitor
  • Store images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (32 MB SD card included)
  • Powered by 2 AA-size batteries (alkaline included, rechargeable NiMH recommended)

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Cheap
I think that this digital camera is not worth it because of its quality. It does not put enough flash in the dark places. It also takes up a lot of battery power. After 10 shots it will say low batt. So i bought a sony cyber shot it is much better than the samsung cam. The cam is also heavy compare to sony.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Camera!
This camera is great so far. I am VERY pleased by the quality of the pictures. It is easy to use. The software that comes with it makes it very easy to download and manipulate the pictures. I have not yet used the audio or camcorder options. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because as far as I can tell (after limited time reading the book and working with it) there's no protection for the lense.

5-0 out of 5 stars It has good video too.
At 4.0 the pics are great. But what about the video. Video is always the add on, hence most say their Digital Camera video is poor to below sh*t. This camera has good video. I have only tried out the 320x240 30fps and at night too. First, simply the video and sound was good. Good enough to burn the video with pics on a DVD and the quality between the pics and video was only a little bit different. WOW! Second, you can change the video settings easily from 320x240 15fps (more room less quality) to 640x480 (almost dvd quality with lots of space on the memory can disappearing. I put in a 512meg card and the camera told me I had 30 min at 320x160 30fs. If anyone takes more than 30 minutes of 99 year old grandma's birthday as she opens presents will need a brand new pocket protector to go with the camera. This camera is great for pics and good for video.<br /><br />

5-0 out of 5 stars I am very suprised at the quality!
I bought this camera #1, for the price. I have been an avid film SLR user for many years. I must say I was very skeptical about buying a digital point and shoot camera. Let me explain why I bought it. My father, who lives 2 hours away, was recently diagnosed with cancer, and has not been able to see our 2 week old newborn son. We also have a 3 year old son. When I found this camera, at such a low price, I figured I would give it a try, and if I didn't like it, I would simply return it. I took a few test shots inside and outside, under different lighting conditions, and took them to my local Target and had 4x6 prints made to see how well they turned out. I must honestly say that both my husband and I were truly impressed and surprised at the quality of the prints we received back. They were very true to life, and the colors and the clarity were outstanding from this little 4 mp camera. I am also happy with the fact that this camera can shoot short videos WITH SOUND, which can be very hard to find in this price range. Now I can send my family updated pictures, daily, of our children, as well as short videos. I would recommend this camera to anyone! ... Read more


73. Konica Minolta Dimage S414 4MP Digital Camera w/ 4x Optical Zoom
by Konica Minolta

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Asin: B00008I8OP
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 276
Average Customer Review: 3.68 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The new Minolta Dimage S414 combines high-quality images with automatic features that are ideal for novice users as well as more advanced photo enthusiasts. The stylish Dimage S414 offers a 4-megapixel resolution for prints beyond 11 by 14 inches, a 4x optical zoom, built-in flash, video recording capability, and Compact Flash card compatibility.

Optics and Resolution
The Minolta Dimage S414's high-precision electro-optical system is built around a 4.1-megapixel interline primary-color CCD with 4 million effective pixels. The built-in Minolta GT lens is a versatile apochromatic 4x zoom with anomalous dispersion (AD) glass for color accuracy and dual aspherical elements which, combined with a 2.2x digital zoom, provides an 8.8x total zoom. The optical zoom lens range is from 7.15-28.6mm, equivalent to 35-140mm in 35mm photography; with the addition of digital zoom, range is equivalent to 35-308mm in 35mm.

With Minolta's Focus Area Selection feature, photographers can move the focusing point to single out a specific subject from a number of objects at varying distances. The Dimage S414 can also be manually focused for more creative control and features multisegment and spot metering. Multisegment metering uses 270 segments to determine exposure. Three exposure modes are available: program, aperture priority, and manual.

Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on CompactFlash memory cards. The included 16 MB card can store approximately 11 images at the highest standard setting (2,272 x 1,704). Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB storage-class connectivity, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Movie Mode
In addition to taking still photos, the Dimage S414 is capable of recording up to 60 seconds of video with sound at 15 frames per second and at 320 x 240 pixels.

More Features
The 1.8-inch LCD monitor displays active camera settings, exposure information, and warnings. The Dimage S414 also offers the addition of grid and scale displays for improved composition. The Digital Subject Programs feature optimizes camera's exposure, white balance, and image-processing controls for specific scenes and subject, and includes six settings: macro, portrait, landscape, night portrait, text, and text and macro (for small text and line art).

Other features include:

  • Continuous recording ofstill images at a rate of approximately 1.6 frames per second
  • Five color mode options: natural color, vivid color, black and white, sepia, and solarization
  • Four preset white-balance settings: daylight, cloudy, tungsten, and fluorescent
  • Real-time histogram shows the luminance distribution of the image before it is captured
  • 10-second self-timer

Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by four AA batteries (alkalines included; rechargeable NiMH batteries recommended). It measures 4.5 by 2.5 by 2.3 inches and weighs 11.8 ounces. This package includes the Dimage S414 digital camera, four AA alkaline batteries, 16 MB CompactFlash card, USB and AV cables, neck strap, lens cap, and Dimage Software and Viewer CD-ROM and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • 4.0 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality prints up to 11 x 14 and medium-quality poster-size prints
  • 4x optical plus 2.2x digital (8.8x total) zoom lens with autofocus
  • Capture interval time of 0.8 seconds and continuous advance speed of 1.3 frames per second
  • Included 16 MB CompactFlash memory card holds 11 images at 2272 x 1704 HQ setting
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries (alkalines included); connects with Macs and PCs via USB port

Reviews (63)

5-0 out of 5 stars Digicamaphobia: Cured! Minolta s414
I researched digital cameras for several months to find THE one for me, a digicamaphobe. THE camera is - the does it all AND at a reasonbable price - Minolta s414.

I considered Canons, the G2, the Elph s230, various Olympus cams, and the easy,cheesy Sony. The elph was easy to use, but small, awkward, and distance shots were blurry and pixilated. I tried a friend's Olympus, but it was kind of complicated for me, downloading seemed a pain...My sis emailed me Sony pics she took, but the quality wasn't there...In April, while shopping, a friend pointed out the Minolta s414, 4 megapixels and 4 times zoom with movie and sound. So, I researched it...From reviews and info about the s414 I learned it was truly awesome with options galore. Additionally it was considered "user friendly"... I showed my boyfriend the info I'd found...An amateur photographer, he'd had never thought digicams could produce the quality of his NIKON, but he was impressed with the research I showed him; so he bought one. He was immediately blown away with the quality from the moment he started using it. His first macro shot of flowers with the s414 convinced him to set aside his Nikon. Then he had me try he camera...and had trouble wresting it away from me, because the Minolta s414 REALLY IS USER FRIENDLY.

I had to have the s414, and we went to buy mine...In addition to "user friendly", we found "sold out" at three stores... At the fourth stop, we bought the demo... along with rechargeable batteries, a 256 picture card and card reader...

Sunday, June 8, armed with our s414s, my boyfriend and I went to a dance recital and took some stupendous pictures in sepia and black and white as well as color ...EASY. ..After downloading the pics, we were amazed as we zoomed in on an eye to see the outline of my daughter taking the picture was reflected in the pupil!!! I took 100 pictures and made three quick films, plus reviewed and downloaded the pics before needing to recharge the batteries...Now how awesome is that? This camera RULES...

4-0 out of 5 stars good value
I bought 3 sets of panasonic rechargeable batteries (1950 mA) from the local warehouse store and they lasted most of a day. They are an affordable alternative to the monster rechargeable batteries mentioned in other reviews and it seems that 2 sets would have been enough. I bought a 256mb compact flash card and a sandisk usb card reader. For all of you new to digital photography (like I am), the camera is pretty much useless until you have purchased all of these.

I can say that the camera compares well to my Canon Z135 35mm. For a digital camera, it is a bit on the large and heavy side, but I'm ok with that.

I've found the 60 seconds of movie quite useful (in daytime outdoors and bright light only) especially when I saw dolphins in the ocean. I couldn't get a still shot because I never knew when the dolphins would go above water, so at least I was able to get a clip.

Also, I was unable to get a shot in medium light (indoor pool) conditions, (using the flash, the subject was fine, but the background wasn't, without the flash, the background was good, but the subject wasn't, using the fill flash was slightly better) but I'm not sure my Canon would have got the picture any better.

I've found the camera to do very well, for indoor portraits and outdoor (bright sun) landscapes.

I'm not happy with the date stamp feature, because it removes part of the picture (maybe there is a setting to change the way it puts the date stamp?)

I also don't like the way it does red eye reduction. It does 3 flashes, and the third is when the picture is actually taken, but after the first (no matter how many times you tell them) the subject believes that the shot was taken and stops posing.

Digital photography is great for beginners because you can immediately see what you are doing wrong and correct it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great camera for most situations.
I bought this camera because it saved in TIFF format, had 4x optical zoom and uses Compact Flash and the price was reasonable at $200. It came with NiMH batteries and charger which was a surprise. Overall I am very satisfied with this camera and recommend it to all but the very discerning. You get a lot for the buck. There are some drawbacks that are livable to me.
Pros:
1.Saves in TIFF format (I keep the size down, so I get 1 picture per 4MB of card)
2.4x optical zoom (I disabled the digital zoom)
3.Uses inexpensive compact flash
4.Takes quality images in AF and Macro mode.
5.OK batteries useage(I bought 2200mAh which take 80 pictures per charge, more at lower resolution).
Cons:
1.Heavy and bulky.
2.Tripod mount off center.
3.Focus OK indoors, diificult outdoors, resulting in some blurry images in the sun. Shade is not a problemNeeds a focus shade.
4.Overall color OK. could be better.
I use Photoshop to crop and color correct almost every image. I usually don't have to color correct images taken with this camera, like I did with my Kodak 280 so I am very please with that. The Outdoor shots in full sun can be a problem. I bought my daughter a SONY Cyber-shot, 2MP and no zoom. It is a basic camera that is wonderful. Light weight & easy to use, fits in shirt pocket and takes excellent images. It makes a great companion to the Minolta S414.

1-0 out of 5 stars Great Camera, but it East Batteries
This is actually a pretty good camera if you look at the
features. The pictures are awesome, and the zoom is powerful.
I really like the autofocus. It draws a little rectangle
around the item that the camera thinks it should focus on,
so you know before taking the picture. The camera is
sturdily made, chunky, and easy to hold. The price is also
great.

So why do I give it 1 star? This camera eats batteries
like CRAZY! I don't mean it gets annoying after a while,
it gets annoying right away. I tried several good
recharageables, and I still run out of batteries after about
20 pictures. Once the batteries die, the lense won't close.
that's a problem when you're walking around.

As I already stated, the camera itself is great, but the
battery situation is so bad that it makes the camera virtually
useless. I traded mine in for a coolpix 3200, and I'm loving
it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ok camera for the price
Pay 199, new. cheapest 4MB and 4x optical I found, so what you get.
I own a Olympus D-380 too (for 2 years). Focus free and 2 MB. Sometimes I prefer the 380, it doesn't eat so fast the batteries.
(but 380 gets sometimes wear little white rounds spots with pictures taken with flash at night, sometime too many).
The Minolta is clean in that way. Heavy camera, good features at menus.
Pictures with flash are fine at night. Pictures at day too blue, not good auto white. Sometimes better do it manual.
CONS:
- eats a lot of baterry
- color quality is not I aspect. much better is Olympus. Color quality is similar to HP products (2002-03) kind of dark.
- most of cons of previews reviewers are true.
PROS
-Price and 4x optical ... Read more


74. Canon Powershot SD10 4MP Digital Camera (White)
by Canon Cameras US
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B0000CH6SZ
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon Cameras US
Sales Rank: 823
Average Customer Review: 4.72 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The smallest Digital Elph yet, the petite and undeniably chic Canon PowerShot SD10 packs a lot of digital photography power. It features a 4-megapixel resolution, movie mode with audio for up to 3 minutes of video, 5-point AiAF, and a fixed focus lens with 5.7x digital zoom. This model comes in stylish white, but the SD10 also comes in black, bronze, and silver.

Optics and Resolution
The PowerShot SD10 offers a 4-megapixel CCD sensor that produces images up to 2272 x 1704 pixels for photo-quality 11 x 14 inch enlargements. Other resolution modes include 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480. The fixed focus lens has a focal length of 2.8mm. The SD10 enables you to get closer to your subject with its 5.7x digital zoom. The SD10 also features Canon's nine-point AiAF system for focusing accuracy and shutter speeds of 15 to 1/1,500 second.

Movie Mode
In addition to taking still photos, the SD10 can also record up to 3 minutes of video with sound. It has two resolution settings: 320 x 240, and 160 x 120. You can record for up to 3 minutes per clip in either resolution. Note that you cannot use the optical zoom when in movie mode. The included 32 MB memory card can hold 85 seconds of video at the highest setting.

More Features
The SD10 features a fast start-up time of just 1.4 seconds, and a shot-to-shot speed of 1.5 seconds. The Quick Shot feature lets you activate the shutter immediately in one stroke after you press the shutter release button; the SD10 even optimizes the focus automatically.

Canon's DIGIC (DIGital Imaging Core) processor ensures excellent color rendition and white balance for every shot, as well as super-fast auto focusing, noise-free imaging, and advanced flash exposure performance. Even before the shutter release is pressed, the built-in iSAPS (intelligent scene analysis based on photographic space) technology is analyzing the scene and making camera adjustments to deliver fast focusing and perfect exposures.

Other features include:

  • 1.5-inch LCD monitor (no viewfinder)
  • Built-in flash with Auto, Red-eye Reduction On/Off, Slow-sync modes
  • Shooting modes: Auto, Manual, Slow Shutter, Quick Shot, Stitch Assist, Movie
  • Photo effects: Vivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
  • Metering: evaluative, spot, center weighted average
  • Continuous shooting of 1.6 frames per second, up to 8 frames
  • Self timer with 2 and 10 second options
Printing
Canon has introduced a series of printers designed to work directly with its lineup of digital cameras. Using these printers, no computer is required--simply connect the camera to the printer and start printing. Printers include Canon's bubble jet direct printers i900D and i960, and card photo printer CP-200 and CP-300. Of course, photos from your camera can also be printed on any home computer system with an inkjet printer, sent off for online processing, or simply enjoyed on your computer screen.

Storage and Transfer
The SD10 is compatible with Secure Digital (SD) MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards; a 32 MB SD card is included. When shooting in Large/Normal mode, you can store 26 images on the included memory card. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by a proprietary rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NB-3L). It measures 3.6 by 1.9 by 0.7 inches and weighs 3.5 ounces (excluding battery).

What's In The Box
This package includes the PowerShot SD10 digital camera, 32 MB Secure Digital memory card, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NB-3L), battery charger (CB-2LU), USB and AV cables, and wrist strap. It also comes with ArcSoft Camera Suite and Digital Camera Solutions CD-ROMs with imaging software and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • Super-sleek Digital Elph with 4.0 megapixel sensor--up to 2272 x 1704 pixel images for 11 x 14 photo-quality prints
  • 5.7x digital zoom, 5-point artificial intelligence auto focus (AiAF), DIGIC Imaging processor
  • Capture up to 3 minutes of 320 x 240 video with audio; on-camera video editing capability
  • Included 32 MB Secure Digital (SD) card; also compatible with MMC cards
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NB-3L ); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1

Reviews (36)

5-0 out of 5 stars UTTER FABULOSITY in the form of a Camera
*OK so this bad boy is TINYYYY. You will never have to worry about carrying a bulky camera again, plus its really ultra chic and trendy looking. HUGE PLUS.

*Unlike a lot of other digital cameras that take forever to take a picture, this thing is faaaaast. The time between each snap shot is fast too. VERY impressive.

*I'm not a professional photog but if your just about quality photos without all the technical craziness then this camera is perfect for you. Right out the box its super easy to work with without having to first read the lengthy manual(s).

*The digital zoom on this thing is more than cute enough to accomodate you and I find that it doesn't distort the photos or comprimose the quality of the pic. I understand there are a lot of people that don't care for this dital zoom feature but It hasn't been a problem for me.

*Its so tiny you feel like its the most fragile thing in the world. Its roughly about the size of a credit card!

*There's no optical viewfinder on this camera (for the lay person its the little hole most people look through on any other camera before taking a picture). I thought that it would be wierd having to look through the screen before flicking it up, and surprisingly its not. In fact taking pictures is easier now,

* I havent used the camera's included software because my computer allows me to download my photos by inserting the memory disk directly into it so I can't comment on that particular aspect.

*I'm in loooove.

*The ONLY bad thing about this little camera is that its so cute people want to hold it all the time and the belt clip is secured only by a leather velcro strip so it doesnt feel as secure as I would have liked.

*This camera is soooooo worth the money. Click that "BUY NOW" option immediately and stop fooling around, you know you want it. = )

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Camera, No Regrets!
This is perfect for you if you are looking for a small, portable digital Camera. You can take this thing anywhere.

Pros:
1. Size and weight - I love the fact that you can just drop it in your pocket and head on out. It's small, sleek, and light weigt.
2. Picture quality - At 4 megapixels, this is not a technological lightweight when it comes to picture clarity. The pictures I have taken so far have come out excellent.
3. Canon Quality - Canon makes great digital cameras that feel sturdy and are well - built.

Cons:
1. Digital Zoom/Lack of optical zoom - The zoom feature of this camera is not good at all. It's a trade-off for its compact size. When using the digital zoom, the pictures dont come out very sharp.
2. Red-eye - You will note a tendency for images to have a bit of red-eye in the subjects. That's not much of a problem if you have image editing software.

Suggestions:
1. Buy a bigger Memory Card - the one that the camera comes with is too small. At the very least, get a 128mb card, 256/512mb is my recommendation.
2. Buy an extra battery - this way when you are out, you can just swap batteries without having to worry about how much power you have left.
3. Buy a USB 2.0 memory card reader - If you take a good number of digital pics and your computer has a USB 2.0 port, then a reader is excellent for downloading pictures and transferring it to your computer. USB 2.0 is very quick and where a typical transfer may take approximately 5 minutes, with USB 2.0 the same transfer will take 45 seconds.
4. Get image editing software- This affords you the opportunity to brighten images, sharpen images, take the red-eye out, crop images. I use adobe photoshop, but any image editing software should do. It just gives you a greater sense of control over the output.

Conclusion:
You know that there will be a trade-off in some camera functions for its small size, and for me, I have no regrets about it. I simply can't get over how small the camera is. It excels in close to medium distance images in daylight. At 4 megapixels, the resolution of the pictures is very satisfying. This camera delivers as promised.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
I just got my camra today! It's the cutest thing ever. It's smaller than the rest of the camra's on the market. The 4.0 mega pix is a plus too! WOW I love it. It's smaller than my cell phone. You should get it too!

5-0 out of 5 stars REALLY IMPRESSED!!!
From the moment I recieved this product I knew I had made a great desision in this purchase. The packageing was impressive and it came with everything which I think is a total plus, the case, battery, battery charger and the cords. I recently purchased a more expensive digital camera and had to put more money into the rechargable batteries and charger and the AV cord and the case, and the product packageing was no where near as good as this little camera. Also this camera has an awesome orange light ( don't know the Tech. term )that totally suprises whoever your taking a picture of and can take a picture in a competely dark room, my big camera cant do that. I take it everywhere it is so small, I love it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Canon SD10 (simply the best)
The Canon SD10 has to be one of the best cameras out there for its price. I only have a few things that I don't like about this camera. One of the things is that some of the pictures show a little bit of red eye but when you go to print it out you just click red eye and it takes it out for you so that really isn't that big of a deal. Another thing has to be the digital zoom. When you take the picture it is fine but when you are looking at it on the LCD when you want to take the picture it shows blurry. But if you want to use the zoom... just take the picture and zoom in and print it on the computer. This camera takes excellent pictures and let me tell you is it ever TINY! It is seriously the size of a credit card but you don't want to drop it because you know it will break. I think that anybody who is looking for a camera get this one because it is great! You won't be disappointed... ... Read more


75. Konica Minolta Dimage A1 5MP Digital Camera with 7x Anti Shake Optical Zoom
by Minolta
list price: $1,499.99
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Asin: B0000BYB5X
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Minolta
Sales Rank: 2221
Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • World's fastest AF speed among 5-megapixel SLR-type digital cameras (August 2003)
  • 5-megapixel sensor creates 2560 x 1950 images for prints at 13 by 17 inches and beyond
  • 7x optical zoom lens; digital manual focus (DMF) for fine tuning the shot
  • Anti-shake feature for sharper images; compatible with CompactFlash memory cards
  • Powered by NP-400rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack or 6 AA batteries; connects with Macs and PCs via USB 1.1

Reviews (8)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not perfect
A lot of reviewers have already mentioned this camera's good points. Although I generally agree that this is a well-built camera, with tons of nice features, I was also bothered by the following:

1. The much-vaunted anti-shake feature is weak. Other cameras implement this feature much better than the DiMage A1. For example, the Canon PowerShot S1 IS and the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 both have very steady stabilization, whereas the DiMage stabilizer is only marginal. I thought this might be a defect in my unit, but when I went back to the store, other units had the same problem. This was really disappointing because the camera has good zoom capability, and takes fairly good low-light pictures. These are both cases when the anti-shake feature is most needed.

2. The low-battery warning comes on about 10 seconds before the entire camera shuts down. This is simply not enough warning.

3. The colors in bright sunlight are inaccurate. Outdoor shots are weirdly green when using the automatic white balance. I could fix this with the custom white balance options, but it was annoying to have to do this.

4. Pictures are somewhat grainier and noisier than average, even though detail is very good.

5. Overall, this camera is unusually complex. There are 5 dials, many of which do different things at different times. While this is often handy, it seems like things could have been streamlined a bit.

The Dimage A1 is capable of very good pictures because of its superb lens and high resolution CCD. However, in practice, I've gotten a high percentage of shots that were slightly out of focus, or that needed color adjustments to look right. The image stabilizer is only slightly better than nothing at all, and, and the relatively high noise in the photos offsets the benefits of having 5 megapixels.

The camera also has an additional odd quirk. If you select "auto" mode on the dial, the camera not only reverts to automatic settings for aperture, shutter, and ISO, it also causes photo numbering to restart at 1 if the memory card is cleared while in this mode. This doesn't make any sense to me.

Overall, this camera has a very good lens and CCD, with disappointing image stabilization relative to other cameras in its class, and some annoying quirks in the camera software and image processing. A skilled and patient photographer can compensate for this with all the manual controls. However, given its relatively high price (I paid $500 for the A1, and the very similar 8MP Dimage A2 goes for $999) I am annoyed the many shortcomings.

- Tom

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Got this camera a month ago. Beats my friend's two-year-old Nikon 5700. Most impressive is the manual control. Very easy to use despite the number of knobs. I was able to get 80% of the functions without reading the manual (no experience with Minolta digicams before). Satisfied with the quality though people have been complaining about the noise in Minolta cams for a long time. Would definitely recommend to anybody who wants a decent camera but doesn't want to spend big $ on a DSLR.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this camera!!!! But........
I bought this camera and read the manual and loved all the feathers It was awesome.I spent two days going over the book and taking shots and I remember when it first came on a warning came on and after that I would take pictures of the DVD player Two Towers movie and they were awesome and all the pictures I took were awesome but then it started rolling when I pointed it at my tv screen and the LED got bright and dim and for no reason and there was nothing about this in troubleshooting in the users manual and then the battery went dead and so I recharged it and went to bed and in the morning after only a few pictures taken the battery went very low again and only after 4 or 5 pictures and I was so sad because I am not a pro by any means but I own a 3.2 nikon and it did not do any weird stuff and I have had it for almost 2 years and I loved that camera upgrade and I could have bought the nikonD100 or the top of the line cannon SLR and have all the lenses it would ever need/flashes too. But I loved this camera and all the features making it my perfect upgrade.
I am not a pro by no means but I felt it must be defective when I charged it and went to bed and got up and took some more yet,only 4 or 5 and the battery was shot again????!! I would buy that camera again because I loved it so much and I never owned a minolta but I loved everything about it . I took pictures only inside and at night and in the day and they were fantastic. But the rolling on the tv shots and the light and dimming on the LCD and then last but not least a battery going dead after charging it only after 4 or5 shots made me conclude it was defective. This was also in auto mode and I checked my other digital nikon and it did not do any of these things and as sad as I was to return it,There was no answers in the manual for these problems. If anyone reads this and has some kind of answer please speak out to me because I loved that camera and have missed it ever since the return also I if it was defective and does not eat batteries I would most definatly purchase it again. I do not no the difference between camera shake and built in stabilation but I would take the chance on re-ordering that camera again Since the problems I listed were nowhere in the manual whih I spent two full days on what else could I do but I still love it and would love to have one without the problems I have stated above. Lastly, Does this camera eat battery power that fast?? I love that camera and I have read them all so please let me know if that is a real problem. AS for the rolling pictures of the Two TOwers DVD it only happened on the minolta and my nikon was fine. If there is any help out there I want to buy this one again. GREAT CAMERA. Last what are the silver metal things on the front side of this camera for> I forgot I hope some one reads tis because I am with the possitive reviews I think this camera and all features ROCK! I loved it and I as I said looked at all the camera's on site and this is the one. JosieRyder@aol.com

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Digital Camera
This camera is really worth the money. It is not about the namebrand people but the quality! This camera has 5 megapixels/7mpzoom. If you are considering buying a digital camera or just a camera in general you should buy it. My daughter is 12 yrs old and uses it all the time.!

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding results!
I was blown away by the level of quality the camera produced, even at the nominal settings. I have successfully replaced my high-end SLR. If you are on the fence, just buy it. Don't be fooled by the competitors' higher megapixel ratings--it's all about the lens! Features are more than most will ever need. You can't go wrong here. ... Read more


76. Canon PowerShot G2 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
by Canon Cameras US
list price: $699.99
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Asin: B00005Q5U5
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon Cameras US
Sales Rank: 1257
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Quite simply, the Canon PowerShot G2 is an elegant, easy-to-use joy of a digital camera that boasts impressive 4-megapixel resolution, a 3x optical zoom, a bright LCD monitor that swivels off to the side of the camera and tilts up and down as needed, and maximum overall creative control in addition to a fully automatic mode. Of course, none of this comes as much of a surprise to anyone familiar with its popular predecessor, the PowerShot G1. Both of these cameras have features and picture-taking modes similar to Canon's EOS cameras, which means they have what Canon calls a "very camera-like feel." Some of the G2's more obvious improvements over the G1 (besides higher resolution) include a champagne gold finish, larger grip for easier handling, improved image and color quality, new photo-effect shooting mode for various effects, including black-and-white and sepia, and a new high-speed selectable three-point autofocus.

The G2's 4-megapixel CCD captures images at user-selectable resolutions of 2,272 x 1,704, 1,600 x 1,200, 1,024 x 768, and 640 x 480. This range allows for detail-rich 8-by-10-inch prints that match the results of film cameras as well as easy-to-upload images for the Web and e-mail. Choose between three varying degrees of JPEG compression or store images in the 10-bit RAW data file format for faster transfer without any image quality loss. Your computer easily translates the RAW files into TIFF files using Canon's included software.

The telescoping, 3x optical zoom lens (34-102mm equivalent on a 35mm camera) with 3.6x digital zoom, offers both automatic and manual focus control. The improved, high-speed, selectable three-point autofocus system allows flexibility in composition over the single focus point of the G1. A distance scale has been added on the LCD monitor for precision focus adjustment that works best for extreme close-ups. Improved circuitry allows the G2 to perform these advanced functions with faster image capture times and longer battery life than the G1.

Like the G1, the G2 has point-and-shoot settings that take the guesswork out of almost all situations, but the manual controls and creative options are where this camera stands out from the competition. Twelve EOS-style shooting modes allow for a wide range of creative possibilities, with manual focus zoom, adjustable aperture priority at 50, 100, 200, and 400 ISO, selectable shutter speed, and six preset white balances--sunny, cloudy, tungsten, etc. Canon has provided four presets for professional results when shooting for maximum depth of field, portraits, landscapes, and night scenes. Other creative controls include the photo-effect mode that allows four possible variations of the normal color saturation: vivid color, standard color, sepia tones, and standard black-and-white.

Two video formats have also been included, allowing for 30 and 120 seconds of moving images with audio. Slow shutter-speed mode allows extended exposures in low-light situations. Autoexposure bracketing allows you to intentionally over- and underexpose two extra shots to help capture the best picture possible. Five different flash modes, including red-eye reduction, handle after-dark challenges. The TTL hot shoe is fully compatible with all Canon EX-series Speedlite flashes. The included software package goes beyond standard image processing with a remote capture function that allows complete control and manipulation of the camera functions from your computer keyboard. Canon's Stitch Assist program allows you to combine up to four images into one, seamless, panoramic view.

Exterior design features include the highly versatile LCD monitor from the G1 that needs no improvement; its 270-degree rotation allows all angles of image composition from around corners to self-portraits. Changes in ergonomics, as requested by the users of the G1, include a contoured grip for better one-handed shooting and a more streamlined look. Photographers new to the digital market will find the G2 as easy to use as previous PowerShot models, while professionals will be pleased with the improved selection of creative options for capturing the best possible images.

The G2 comes complete with USB port and cable for connection to PC or Macintosh computers; Canon's digital camera software package for downloading, processing, and organizing your images; a NTSC cable for connecting to a television set; a rechargeable BP-511 lithium-ion battery pack and AC adapter for charging the battery in the camera; a generous 32 MB CompactFlash card; infrared remote control; lens cap; and neck strap. The camera weighs about 14.8 ounces, and its dimensions are 4.8(W) by 3.0(H) by 2.5(D) inches. ... Read more

Features

  • 4.1 megapixel sensor creates 2,272 x 1,704 images for prints at 8 x 10 and beyond
  • 3x optical (plus 3.6x digital) zoom lens with autofocus
  • Included 32 MB CompactFlash card holds 24 images at default resolution; camera is Microdrive compatible
  • Movie mode captures variable amount of video depending upon memory card size
  • Uses proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery (included); connects with Macs and PCs via USB port

Reviews (150)

5-0 out of 5 stars Canon G2 -The BEST digital camera for under $1000US! Period!
The Canon PowerShot G2 is a digital camera consumer's dream come true, and a nightmare for other digital camera manufacturers.

Make a list of features you'd expect and not expect to find from a "prosumer" digital camera, and chances are you'll find them on the G2. This is a little camera that was designed to act a lot bigger than many other digital cameras in its class.

You only have to pick up a G2 to realize that there's a lot more to it than meets the eye; this camera's significantly heavier and feels sturdier than any other camera in its class! The extra weight means better camera stabilization. The G2's sturdiness inspires confidence and makes the camera feel like a photographic tool, not an electronic gizmo.

From the tilt-and-swivel LCD, the magnification loupe for manual focusing, dedicated and fully functional flash hot-shoe, evaluative metering, IR autofocous assist mechanism, ISO 50, RAW image format, etc., etc., this camera has it all!.

Many photographers will argue that the real measures of any camera lie in the controls and results. The G2 doesn't disappoint in either of these respects. Although you'll have to familiarize yourself with the camera's controls initially, you'll soon find them very intuitive and actually use them more often than not.

The quality of images captured with the G2 is nothing short of superb! You'll get clean, detailed, very high-resolution photographs with the G2, especially if you use the camera's RAW mode at ISO 50.

The Canon PowerShot G2 is still a point-and-shoot digital camera. Anyone who's ever used an SLR will miss the optical viewfinder, true manual focus, and lens selection not available in the G2. However, this can be said for any other digital camera in the G2's class. In every other respect, the G2 rises above its inherent limitations and really challenges its competition to try and keep up!

Beyond the camera itself, Canon has really done the consumer proud by offering most every accessory that you would want included at no extra charge, i.e. an remote control unit, high-capacity rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, and remote capture software.

If you're in the market for a capable digital camera at a reasonable price, thank Canon for making the choice really very simple.

Positives:
- extensive feature set
- excellent build and design
- superb results, especially in RAW mode at ISO 50
- Excellent lens produces very little distortion and chromatic aberrations
- extremely reasonable price
- All the accessories that should come standard do come standard.

Negatives:
- Certain exposure adjustments, i.e. flash compensation, aren't available in full manual mode.
- The fact that the G2 isn't an SLR.
- Not much else.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best on the Market
After months of exhaustive searching, I finally decided to purchase the Canon Powershot G2 (it's a wonderfully re-designed upgrade to the Powershot G1). The clarity of the images that this camera takes is spectacular. Combine that with the list of outstanding features that aren't included on any other digital camera: ISO 50, RAW image capture, a flip out LCD screen (which is much more handy than you would think), an infrared remote for long exposures and self-portraits, and easy menu functions -- this camera is without equal in it's price range.

It's definitely not for the beginner, but, if you're familiar with photography, you'll be able to take sharp, beautiful pictures with this camera. Skin tones are perfect and the built in flash with exposure compensation does a good job for portraits. And, if you're considering a Sony, this camera uses the more inexpensive Compact Flash memory storage system. Compact Flash memory cards are cheaper than the Sony Memory Stick and are compatible with more peripherals than Memory Stick.

All in all, if it's in your price range, you will be very pleased with the Canon Powershot G2.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Digital Camera with the je ne sais quoi!
There is something about this camera, and its hard to say what exactly, that makes it a joy to use and its owners fiercely loyal. I bought the black body in a kit that came with a sporty real leather wrap-around case and a 96Mb compact flash card to go along with the 32Mb card the camera body came with. This was a great deal at only about fifty dollars over the normal camera price.

To begin with, the camera looks and handles like a classic camera, which is what none of the other 4 or 5 megapixel cameras can boast, with the exception of the Leica Digilux 1. It has heft and controls which please the eyes and fingers of dyed in the wool 35mm photographers like myself.

Secondly, it delivers on image quality. Check the stats from the photography magazines and online camera reviews. The G2 comes out on top every time in its category, period. Sharpness, color accuracy, and contrast are all excellent.

Thirdly, Canon delivers superb software with their product. Zoombrowser EX is a well thought-out program that allows the user to group, sort, modify, print or show slides of images with ease. It also coordinates well with Adobe Photoshop (a full version of which Canon also supplies!).

Lastly, there are the little things that make a photographer happy if they are present in a digital camera and sad if they are absent. Happily they are all present in the G2: long, long battery life; excellently sharp and fast autofocus; accurate evaluative metering; manual override of autofocus; manual exposure control; the ability to add filters and other lenses (close-up, wide angle and tele); the truly wonderful swiveling LCD screen; and the ability to attach an accessory flash.

Is this camera perfect? Of course not, but I think it is the closest thing to an instant classic the digital world has come up with and will still be used by its happy adherents when its contemporaries have hit the ash can long ago.

I am a faithful Nikon 35mm camera buff (using the F5 and N80 bodies extensively), but I crossed the line on this one baby! Check out all the reviews of its competitors. None of them compare.

5-0 out of 5 stars What we all NEED! Better than it's descendant the G3
I have had this camera for more than a year and I am just now getting to write a review. Which means I have had much time and practice to test this camera.
This camera is very much in the middle and by that I don't mean just ok. It is not to hot and it is not too cold, it is "just right!" It has features and manual controls for those who like to manipulate their shots, but in the same respect if you are used to just snapping a picture with one button and letting the camera do the work, then this camera is for you too! The image quality is great! You can buy accessories and extra lenses for it just like those hot shots with expensive film cameras! I have 3 lenses and two filtering lenses(polarizing and UV filter.) One of my extra lenses is a macro lens which really is wonderful. Which brings me to the point that the camera's macro capabilities are wonderful as is! If you don't know what macro means, I can take a picture of those unsightly pores it gets so close. I have taken some wonderful nature photographs with the macro. I love up-close, detailed pics. This camera has a little bit of everything but not too much it is overwhelming. If you want to use it, it is there and if you don't keep it on automatic! The best part is that there have been two cameras in the "G" line that have been introduced since the G2 but they aren't as good as this one(in my opinion.) So the price has dropped dramatically you can get one for less than 300 if you know where to look.

I just cannot stress enough how much this camera has been in service to me. I never even used a regular film camera before I got this camera because I never had the money to get a really good one. Sure I took the occasional pic with my aunt's point and shoot film camera at Christmas, but that wasn't much fun. When I got this camera I just experimented and took soooooooo many pictures. I am really enjoying photography. I guess the reason I never got interested in photography before was the expense of film and then developing, as well as not being sure the pictures were even any good until you got them back from the drug store. With this camera you just look at the shots and if they stink you delete them and take another shot. No wasted film! IF you don't have a printer at home then you can easily take them to Walgreens or upload them to Walmart's site and get prints from your digi pics. So simple.

I have experimented with many consumer valued digital cameras when I took my photography class last year( which was the reason I bought this camera) and let me tell you, it was the best in the class. We had Kodak and Olympus and so many other brands and they all stunk compared to mine. Olympus C something was pretty comparable but still not as good as my G2. I would recommend this camera to the new aspiring photographer as well as to the family photographer who wants to capture all the good things. I am sure once we become professional photographers we will have a SLR digital camera but for anyone less than a professional who is actually getting paid for their pictures, this is the best quality at the best price. When printed on photo quality paper my digital pictures are as good as if not better than other film photographer's pictures. I have been told my shots are good enough to be in National Geographic! Have fun with this joyful contraption.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent photo qualtiy with this Canon GS2
I have had my canon for almost a year now, and I just want all to know who are looking for a camera, that there are a lot of cameras out there that you will not be satisfied with if you are looking for excellent photo quality.. this camera creates beautiful pictures, and they are easy to load on the computer with included software, and when I order prints, they look like they were done professionaly. this camera is not for someone who wants a camera you can slide in your pocket, it is an amatuers camera and is made for good quality picture taking, it can be attached to a tripod, and is intened for light duty amatuer photos, however, if you dont mind the weight of it, it is great for all your picture taking needs, and it really isnt that heavy, just not as slender as the little pocket cameras, same with the G3 by canon, anyway defientely an A+ on this one. ... Read more


77. Olympus Stylus Verve 4MP Digital Camera with 2x Optical Zoom (White)
by Olympus
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B0002ZUHBK
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Olympus
Sales Rank: 1105
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Amazon.com Product Description

With its slide-away lens cover and aerodynamic design, it's clear at first sight that the Stylus Verve is not just another digital camera shoved into a bulky 35mm point-and-shoot's case. In fact, it's a powerful, easy-to-use, four-megapixel wonder that features a large 1.8-inch LCD display that's viewable even in full sunlight. The Stylus Verve even comes in six colors: blue, red, silver, white, black, and red.

Optics and Resolution
The Stylus Verve features a four-megapixel CCD imager, which can gather enough information to create images approximately as large as 1,714 by 2,286 pixels. In other words, you'll be able to make photo-quality prints of your pictures at sizes up to 11 by 15 inches. The camera's 2x optical zoom lens--equivalent to a 35-70mm lens on a film camera--combines with a 4x digital zoom to simulate the power of an 8x zoom lens, but only at lower resolution settings.

Movie Mode
The Stylus Verve can capture short video clips with sound in the movie mode setting. This feature won't likely persuade anyone to abandon their camcorder, but it is a fun and convenient way to capture movement while you're out taking pictures. The amount of video the Stylus Verve can store is limited only by the amount of memory available.

More Camera Features
Virtual Mode Dial with 10+ shooting modes 1.8-inch semi-transmissive LCD 130k pixel TFT) for taking and viewing pictures (no optical viewfinder) PictBridge enabled -- print directly to any PictBridge-compatible printer, with or without a computer Semi-Transmissive TFT LCD's are multi layered, which allows the image on the LCD to be viewed in direct sunlight situations. Quick View button allows you to review the shot you just took.

Image Processor
The TruePic Turbo image processor enhances color fidelity (the range of color, saturation, and brightness), signal-to-noise response (relationship of accurate electrical signals to unwanted signals like static disturbances creating noise), and high-resolution image clarity (sharpness) over other image processors while speeding up image data processing times. The end result is clearer and more color-accurate photos and noticeably faster startup and shot-to-shot recycle times.

Power
The Stylus Verve is powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which is included with a charger. ... Read more

Features

  • 4 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11 x 15 prints
  • 2x optical and 4x digital zoom; PictBridge enabled
  • Capture video clips with sound; view images even in bright light with 1.8-inch HyperCrystal LCD
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included with charger)
  • Resists damage from the elements with all-weather engineering

78. Canon PowerShot G34MP Digital Camera w/ 4x Optical Zoom
by Canon Cameras US
list price: $699.99
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Asin: B00006LU7J
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon Cameras US
Sales Rank: 1563
Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Few digital camera lines have been as successfully branded as Canon's Powershot. And the best known in that line was the powerful and fun to use G2. Now, Canon's following it up with their G3, which has the same four megapixels of resolution but now offers an improved 4X optical zoom and other updated features.

With a revamped body, the G3 feels a bit more comfortable in the hands. A mid-sized camera, you'll notice it hanging around your neck, but its 14.5 ounce frame won't weigh you down terribly. With a high-speed CompactFlash card, the G3 can take video clips of up to three minutes complete with sound.

You'll want to consider an upgrade to one of those cards, as the G3 ships with only a 32 MB standard CF card--not bad for bundled memory, but you'll be happier with more storage room. Images taken at the highest resolution quickly filled up the 32 MB card, but were highly detailed as well as bright with realistic colors.

The G3 features the same large, bright 1.8-inch LCD as its predecessor, making it easy to frame your shot in anything except direct sunlight. Like earlier G models, the LCD flips out and can be rotated around completely, letting you view it from any angle.

This works well with the G3's two options for self-timing, 2 and 10 seconds, so you can see what you're doing from the target viewpoint. And the G3's above-industry-standard 4x optical zoom lets you get in closer than the G2's 3x zoom as well.

Compatible with Canon's Direct Print feature, you can output images from the G3 directly to any of Canon's Direct Print line of printers. The G3 is a great choice for a 4 megapixel, 4x optical zoom camera with a wealth of features. --J. Curtis

Pros:

  • 4 megapixels and 4x optical zoom
  • Three minute video clips with sound
  • Well designed

Cons:

  • Only 32 MB CF card
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Features

  • 4.0 megapixel sensor creates 2,272 x 1,704 images for prints at 8 x 10 and beyond
  • 4x optical plus 3.6x digital(for 14x total) zoom lens with autofocus
  • Included 32 MB CompactFlash card holds 54 images at Large/Normal resolution; camera is Microdrive compatible
  • Connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
  • Uses proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery (included)

Reviews (68)

5-0 out of 5 stars Pure class & quality - a work of craftmanship!
I recommend unreservedly the Powershot G3 to any potential buyer looking for a first-class digital camera at a reasonable price - there is no better camera out there - period! It gives great pictures, the controls are easy to use, the battery lasts forever on one single charge, the software is very user-friendly and it is beautiful in it chrome casing.

I began taking pics as soon as I got this camera and am amazed at the quality of photos I have took simply by using the AUTO mode...absolutely breathtaking.

I was considering the Olympus Camedia C-5050 but was convinced to buy the G3 after visiting a store and holding it in my hands and trying it out. The Olympus is a bit clumsy-looking and the user-interface not as friendly as the Canon, but one of the features that sold me on the G3 was the battery life - no other camera out there gives you the type of battery life as the Canon G3.

I would recommend a larger compact-flash card, at least 128 MB. I bought a 512 MB card by Simpletech and it works great with my Canon.

In short buy this camera if you are thinking about a digital camera in the [expensive] range

5-0 out of 5 stars Probably the best prosumer digital camera
I bought this in September 2003 and am extremely satisfied with its performance. Originally I thought of getting a G5 but decided against it after reading negative reviews on www.dpreview.com, which by the way is an excellent source of digital camera information. Apparently the G5 suffers from severe purple fringing due to trying to "push" the abilities of its small CCD sensor to its limits. The effect is also apparent in a lot of other 5MP cameras that still use a 1/1.8" size CCD.

Anyway the G3 is extremely great! Image quality is extremely high and since I don't print anything larger than A4 size, I don't need anything more than 4 megapixels. Controls are very intuitive but browsing through the manual helps to learn a lot of the advanced features. There are a lot of extra stuff that can definitely enhance one's photo experience (for example, there's a built-in neutral density filter to darken bright scenes and help saturate colors more). There is also an optional lens adapter that lets you attach 58mm filters (something available on Canon's "A" series Powershots as well). In fact, short of not having an interchangable lens, the G3 is practically a baby SLR camera! Size, though it bothers some people, is not a problem for me because it actually gives the G3 a good feel in the hand.

If you need the extra pixels, I suggest you skip the G5 and go straight for Canon's new Digital Rebel (EOS-300D). Otherwise the G3 is an excellent performer for everyday use with a heaping of extra creativity when needed. I now intend to get my G3 housed for underwater use, sell off my Nikon 35mm camera & kit, and continue to purchase Canon's photo & imaging products.

Conclusion: if you are after a non-SLR type digital camera and will be doing more than point-and-shoot, I highly recommend the Powershot G3. This may not be the camera to put in your pocket, but it will produce much, much higher quality images than any other non-SLR digital camera in the market.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, with definite limitations.
I've had my G3 for about 10 months now, and I've taken thousands of pictures with it. The positives:
- Takes great, clear pictures under ideal conditions; often with better results than my 35mm Canon SLR!
- Easy uploads to my PC.
- Accepts my external Canon flash.
- Excellent battery life. (I've people complain about battery life with other digital cameras, but this really is a strong point for the G3.)
- The unique LCD that flips over is "cool" (and easy to protect from scratches).

- Has lots of shooting modes for a non-pro camera.
The negatives:
- The lens cap is a poor design; it falls off very easily (at least Canon provides a cord so it doesn't get lost).
- Focus is slow except under ideal lighting conditions.
- Focus is unreliable; I've learned to take 3 shots at a time, hoping that at least one of them will be in sharp focus.
- Photo quality gets noticeably worse (more "noise") as soon as you increase the exposure "speed" above the slowest setting (ASA 50).
- The design is relatively bulky and heavy for a non-SLR camera, and the controls are not ergonomically correct.
- The RAW picture format option is useless with this camera because Canon's software gives you virtually no useful options for correcting/modifying photos in RAW format. To do anything useful you have to take the time to convert your photos to JPG anyway. I gave up on RAW after the first couple of tries and have stuck with JPG format since then.
In summary... I expected a lot at this price level, and the G3 really is a great camera for family snapshots, scenery and documents. However, it is a poor camera for low-light conditions or action photography.

5-0 out of 5 stars ?
Did anybody buy this camera from Amazon last two months? Is really new Canon? In how many days from placing of order you get the camera? Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT Camera.
I did a lot of research last year before I bought this camera... It kinda hurt to leave behind my beloved nikon 35mm SLR, but I was going to Italy, and I needed something smaller, and digital.

The photos coming out of this camera are amazing. The 'auto' feature takes great pictures most of the time, and there's plenty of flexability in the settings to play with if it doesn't work. And with digital, you're not wasting film if the picture doesn't come out.

This camera is also really easy to use, which is wonderful catching those quick photo opertunities. The only downsides are 1) it's a little slow to actually TAKE the picture... almost a 1 second lag from hitting the button to finishing the shot. 2) This camera can not take action shots. A childs first steps will be fine, but a soccer game won't work. To be fair, all point and shoot digitals suffer from the same flaw... to break this, you have to step it up to SLR, and >$1000 in price (though I do lust after that Nikon D70...) ... Read more


79. Olympus C-750 4MP Digital Camera w/ 10x Optical Zoom
by Olympus
list price: $599.99
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Asin: B00008IHU2
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Olympus
Sales Rank: 1395
Average Customer Review: 4.18 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Point and shoot ease and full manual controls, the Olympus Camedia C-750 delivers sharp, crisp 4.0-megapixel images for print enlargements beyond 11 x 14 inches. The C-750 features a more compact body than its predecessor (the C-730), a new extra-low dispersion (ED) lens, movie mode, a built-in flash, and compatibility with XD memory cards. It also improves on the new C-740 with more megapixels (4.0 versus the 3.2 of the C-740), a 40x total zoom (10x optical and 4x digital zoom), addition of a hot shoe for external flash, an all metal body, and sound recording with movie mode.

Optics and Resolution
The 4.0-megapixel Olympus C-750 digital camera can capture images up to 2288 x 1712 pixels; it can also produce 3200 x 2400 pixel images through interpolation for extra-large prints. It boasts an outstanding Olympus aspherical glass 10x zoom lens with 11 lenses in 7 groups. When combined with the 4x digital zoom, you get a total zoom of 40x. The F2.8-F3.7 lens has a focal range of 6.3-63mm, or 38–380mm equivalent in 35mm photography. The ED coating on the lens helps reduce the purple fringing normally seen on larger zoom cameras.

The C-750 also features Olympus TruePic technology, which optimizes the image information captured on the CCD before the data is saved by using the brightness and color information of the neighboring pixels when processing the pixel data. This leads to digital pictures that set standards for picture sharpness, contrast, true colors, and gradation.

Storage and Transfer
With the C-750, you can store images on XD memory cards. With the included 16 MB XD card, you can store 16 images at HQ mode (2288 x 1712 pixels). Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB connectivity, which means it can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Movie Mode
In moviemode, the C-750 captures continuous video (with audio) at 15 frames per second in two formats: 320 x 240 (up to 16 seconds) or 160 x 120 pixels (up to 30 seconds). The QuickTime Motion JPEG format offers a limited resolution, which is great for capturing a short movie that can be e-mailed to friends and family, but is no replacement for a true camcorder.

More Features

  • TTL hot shoe, which supports Olympus FL-20 and FL-40 external flashesas well as select third-party flashes.
  • 1.5-inch low-temperature poly-silicon LCD screen and electronic viewfinder.
  • Built-in flash with auto, red-eye reduction, slow synch, and fill in modes.
  • Stitch up to 10 frames to create a panorama effect with Camedia Master software when using Olympus brand XD memory cards.
  • Six scene program modes; Four customizable My Modes let you choose and save preferred settings
  • Image adjustment modes include sharpness, contrast, and saturation (adjustable +/- 5 steps).
  • Super macro mode gets as close as 1.2 inches away from your subject.

Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by four AA-size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (included with charger) or four AA alkaline batteries. The camera measures 4.2 x 2.6 x 2.7 inches and weighs 10.4 ounces. This package includes the Camedia C-750 digital camera, 16 MB XD memory card, four Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and charger, RM-2 wireless remote control, USB and A/V cables, wrist strap, warranty card, and CD-ROM with Camedia Master imaging software and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. This camera is covered by the manufacturer's one-year limited warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • 4.0 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality prints up to 11 x 14 and beyond
  • 10x optical zoom with 4x digital zoom (40x total)
  • All-metal body, hot shoe for external flash, movie mode with sound
  • Included 16 MB XD memory card stores 16 images at 2288 x 1712HQ mode
  • Powered by 4 AA-size NiMH rechargeables (included with charger); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1

Reviews (39)

4-0 out of 5 stars A few flaws to consider before buying
The only reason to buy the Olympus C-750 is if you need the powerful 10x optical zoom. However, if you can get by with a 3x optical zoom then you might consider another model.

I do a mix of 35mm film and digital photography. I had owned two earlier model Olympus cameras and was generally happy with the brand. I mostly used the digital cameras for snapshots and the film camera for more serious work. I bought the C-750 shortly after it came out hoping to do more digital photography. Yes, it is a nice camera with lots of great features. The menu system is relatively easy to use and it has a long battery life (a thing Olympus certainly does well).

However, while the C-750 is certainly an above average camera, it is not a great camera for the price. My biggest complaint about this camera is that it is very slow. It seems like it takes forever for the zoom to start moving after I press the adjustment lever. And if I want to make fine adjustments to the zoom while setting up a shot (which is common) it is again another long wait for the camera to respond. Added to this is another long delay from the time I press the shutter button to the time the camera actually takes the picture. You can improve the speed a little by playing with the settings, but not really enough to make a difference. This isn't a big deal if all you ever do are landscape shots, but most people like to photograph things that move as well. It's really very frustrating, as I've lost many great shots just because the scene changed during the C-750 delay.

If you're a serious photographer and perhaps accustom to the speed of a 35mm then you probably won't be happy with the C-750. There are other cameras on the market that offer a manual zoom and a quicker response time for the same cost. Anyway, I did want to point out this single, but serious, flaw in the C-750. Try it before you buy if possible.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing camera
This camera is just simply amazing. Whether you are new to photography, or are an avid photographer, this camera will fit all. The auto mode lets this camera operate as a simple point and shoot camera, while the multitude of manual adjustments offer a great deal of flexibility in shot selection. The pictures that I have taken thus far have been of very good quality. I can't wait to see what they look like once they are printed out on a decent printer.
This camera comes with 4 rechargeable NIMH batteries and a charger, Camedia 4.1 software, remote control, and of course users manual and cables. I love being able to view my pictures on a tv with the included A/V cables. The remote control is also very nice if you take a lot of self portrait shots or group photos. I haven't used the included rechargeable batteries yet, but they are only 1700MA.
The zoom of this camera is great. The optical zoom is a whopping 10X, but you can also use the digital zoom to get as close as 40X... and the quality is actually pretty good for that much digital scaling. The 4X digital zoom is available while taking pictures in any resolution!! My previous camera was a Finepix 3800, and I hated the variable digital zoom.
Some of the manual settings include aperture control, shutter control, white balance, saturation, contrast, focus....etc. This camera has been able to do anything that I want and then some.
As of this writing, I have absolutely no regrets about buying this camera. I thought at first that the initial...price was a little steep, but that was before I actually started using this incredible camera.
Great job Olympus!!

3-0 out of 5 stars One year later
The zoom is brilliant, but the camera has some irritants. In very bright light, which is usual lighting conditions in South Australia, you need to take control of the exposure, because it will wash out the colours. In low light (ie needing a flash), you have to take control of the focussing. And every time you replace or re-charge the batteries, you'll need to turn off the stupid start-up/shutdown sound effects - if you prefer your photography to be subtle.

2-0 out of 5 stars Movie files are "Quick Time" Don't Need it.....
Nice pictures. I don't have much to compare this too. The camera is complicated to master. A lot of settings. My big complaint is that the movies files the camera produces are only playable with QUICK TIME. I don't use quick time .... I don't want to use quick time. I use Media Player. You can not load these .mov files into Power Point. Bummer. It is crazy for a company these days to produce something like that. My opinion is that I would not buy another one.

2-0 out of 5 stars slow autofocus - not great for movement
I got this camera because of the 10X optical zoom and the good reviews. I have two kids under 4 years old and I knew digital cameras would have trouble with them b/c of their (the cameras, that is) slow shutter time relative to film SLRs, and based on what I'd seen using other people's digital cameras. But I got the C-750 anyway. I sent it back after a week. The autofocus was unbearably slow, even when set in 'sports' mode, with or without flash. The pictures were often either blurry or I missed the moment because of the slow speed of the camera. A digital camera review web site I read ranked the C-750 as 'slower than average', and I would say that was also my impression comparing it to relatives/friends cameras. ... Read more


80. Pentax Optio S4i 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
by Pentax
list price: $479.00
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Asin: B0001FFMCU
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Pentax
Sales Rank: 1591
Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 4-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11-by-14-inch enlargements
  • Pentax 3x optical zoom combines with a 4x digital zoom for a 12x combined zoom
  • 7 picture modes; 1.8-inch color LCD display; movie mode with sound
  • Store images in 12 MB internal memory or on optional Secure Digital memory cards (memory card not included)
  • Powered by lithium-ion rechargeable battery (included with charger)

Reviews (22)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great little camera!
I'd been thinking about buying a small digital camera for about 3 years. My girlfriend continues to impress me with her pont and shoot, on the go picture taking ability with her tiny camera. That's what I was looking for, a camera that disappears when you don't need it.

I was originally looking at the Nikon 3100. However, while visiting in CA, I was introduced to the Optio S4i. What a small camera! And 1 megapixel more than the 3100. All for about $50 more (or more than that, now that the 3200 is out). I did some reasearch online that night and decided to buy it the next day.

Have not been disappointed yet.

The picture quality is very good (not the bestest). The lag time is negligable and I find the interface for the most part intuitive. It has a lot of handy modes to help one take a great picture. The idiot modes included in the camera's software are great! Makes a spontaneous picture look even better. I know that a lot of people gripe about not being able to manually control the camera, but his is not what this cameral was built for. It's built for take-along point-and-shoot fun where you don't have to think too hard. Continuous movie mode at 15 frames per second is also very nice. The size is also perfect. About the size of an Altoid can - slips into a pocket easily. Tamrac makes a great carrying case which accomidates the camera and a couple of SD cards.

The only gripe I have with it so far is a minimal "fishbowl" effect that is only noticeable when a lot of straight lines are present (took a picture of a tiled floor). However, this is found in most point and shoot cameras (some more than others), so no big loss.

Overall I'd say I am very satisfied. This camera will keep me happy taking pictures for a long time. When I get used to digital pictures, that's when I will go for the SLR, control everything camera. And even then, this camera will still be great for vacations and outings where a 17 pound camera bag is a third wheel.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice digital camera for day to day uses
I just got my a week ago and have been played with it a little. For me, I just need a digital camera that's easy to carry around; shots relatively good pictures; easy to use. I mostly just use it to take day to day pictures, so nothing fancy.

The camera itself is pretty slick; all metal body, the keys are pretty intuitive, large LCD screen, turn on time is fast.

Some concerns:
1) No SD card included, so you really need to buy one, the 10M internal memory aren't gonan hold much. I bought the panasonic 256M SD card here also at amazon and it worked wonderfully.
2) No protective case at all, so the LCD is exposed all the time which maybe dangerous. I haven't found a good case for it yet.
3) The battery charge is easy to use, just plug the camera in; you can also charge the battery seperately. But it takes a while to recharge. Also, the charger is made of white plastic and just looked cheap.

4-0 out of 5 stars not perfect but very good !!!
I have the camera now a few weeks and I can say it is great!!! is small fits in every pocket !!! very good pictures i mean for digi cam ! if U want the best and the perfect pictures then U have to buy the pentax SLR ZX-7!!! nobody has to forgett this is a digital camera and a friend has the new sony with 5 mega pixel and these camera make not better pictures!!! i can say I'm very happy with the s4i !!! I would buy again!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice
Real nice camera, researched it thoroughly and was worried about picture quality not being as good as the canon elph, but I'm completely happy with it. Panorama is pretty nice and the time lapse video is cool. The size is pretty amazing. You can always keep it on you without realizing it's there. Best digital point and shoot camera I have seen and for only $350, you can't beat it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reasons to consider the Pentax S4i
Here are reasons why the Pentax S4i should be considered:

1)SMALL AND LIGHT- Smallest not only by linear dimensions (also is the smallest by cubic inch 'bulk' as well ) and weights only 4.2 oz WITH battery and memory card. All with a large 1.8" screen.

2)AVAILABILITY - It is so easy to carry around that I don't leave it behind in the hotel room (how many times have you left your camera in the hotel room while out dining because it isn't acceptable to carry a full sized camera to dinner or other events...and lost the opportunity to capture pictures?)

3)SHUTTER LAG and SHOT-TO-SHOT SPEED - Unlike other digital cameras...captures the picture as intended. Hardly any shutter lag. Also important to me is that the time between shots is minimal with the internal buffer.

4)LITHIUM RECHARGABLE BATTERY - Some prefer standard "AA". I do not as the "AA" will allow less than 50 shots compared to the 200 shots I can get on a single charge. Why is that important? I hate to carry multiple spare batteries...and "AAs" are heavier (just as an example...holding four "AAs" alone feels as heavy as the Pentax S4i fully loaded with battery).

5)SECURED DIGITAL MEMORY CARDS - The cards are cheaper in price than Xd or Memory Sticks. My recommendation....Panasonic brand high speed SD cards...which are known to be quicker than other brands (Panasonic data transfer write speeds of 10mbps ...which is quicker than the high end SanDisk Ultra II speed of 9mbps).

6)TELEPHONE SUPPORT - Call Pentax customer support at 800-877-0155 and you will see. Not only for customer support...but technical knowledge.

Suggested accessories:
** Spare battery
** Fitted authentic Pentax leather case with storage pockets for accessories. Model PTX-L40. Not available through Amazon but sold at Walmart.com for $19.34. Also sold at Ritzcamera.com.
** Memory cards (I view it as a positive that Pentax is not including a memory card other than the included 10 mb internal memory. This compares to many manufacturers that are providing a 16mb memory card...which will fit 16 shots at 4mp and are basically unusable). (Suggestion....Pansonic brand secured digital cards are known to be quicker and higher performance than other brands. Buy several 256mb cards.)
** And yes...an Altoid tin for storage (Fits in the tin and it does close tight for storage. Just have to shape the box by 1/16" with your thumb on the initial use to make room for the wrist strap eyelet. No big deal).

My best suggestion is to study this camera in person. You will not be disappointed.

I highly suggest the Pentax S4i for any traveler...as well as any parent...who wishes to have a very well engineered camera available...which will last for years to come. ... Read more


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