[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Digital Camera

At 03:49 AM 12/11/1999 -0500,  Alysoun McLaughlin asked:
>If someone has strong opinions on a good/bad digital camera (I'd really like
>to get away with less than $300), I'd love to hear about their experience,
>either on-list or off-list.

I have had a digital ever since Cliff Lundberg convinced me what a good
idea it was.   I sprang for the middle ground between the $300 cheapies and
the $25,000 pro jobs.   I spent $900 on a Mavica FD-91.  That was just
exactly a year ago.  It is still the top of the Mavica line in a fast paced
market.   And I still love it.

Your problem is that you want to buy a good or very good camera at a fair
price.   This is a fast-evolving, priced at a premium market.   It's like
when color TVs were $2,000.   You knew they would get cheaper, just a
question of when.  You should be able to get a fine camera for $300, but
not this year.   Give it a couple of years for the market to mature and the
prices to fall.

Meanwhile, go to Office Max and get an Agfa Smile (which is almost a kid's
camera) for $120.   In today's market that is very fair, and you won't have
invested your wad in something that will keep you from upgrading when the
time comes.

Have fun.
Dave Gomberg, San Francisco            mailto:gomberg at wcf_com
My aquarium plant supply store:      http://www.wcf.com/store