A Photography forum. PhotoBanter.com

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » PhotoBanter.com forum » Digital Photography » Digital Photography
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Need help selecting budget digital camera...



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 9th 05, 10:42 AM
ct
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Need help selecting budget digital camera...

I need help selecting a camera that will be used primarilty to take
pictures of items that I want to sell on ebay. I typically sell
medium sized items such as guitars, monitors, and such. There is no
need for the pictures to be highly detailed. What camera should I
get? Price is the most important factor in this purchase.

TIA
  #2  
Old February 9th 05, 06:46 PM
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Something like a Sony DSC-P50. It's 2 megapixels and I've seen the
auctions on eBay end for like $60 or so. It's fine for point & shoot
uses, uses 2 AA batteries rather than specialized batteries, and isn't
TOO gigantic.

Here's one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...2458 065&rd=1

LRH

  #3  
Old February 9th 05, 08:20 PM
Scharf-DCA
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

ct wrote:

I need help selecting a camera that will be used primarilty to take
pictures of items that I want to sell on ebay. I typically sell
medium sized items such as guitars, monitors, and such. There is no
need for the pictures to be highly detailed. What camera should I
get? Price is the most important factor in this purchase.


For a new camera, get the $145 Canon A400
"http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002OGJJA/sanfrancisc0b-20?"

I would not go below this if buying new, you want the optical zoom and
AF assist lamp, and this is the least expensive camera with these two
features.

One step up from that is the Canon A85, for $190,
"http://buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=CNPSA85"

Even the 2Mp Canon A60 would have been fine, and it was selling for
$100, but it's discontinued, and goes for more than $100 on the used
market. Ditto for the discontinued A75, which was going for around $150.

  #4  
Old February 10th 05, 03:30 AM
Stewy
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

In article ,
ct wrote:

I need help selecting a camera that will be used primarilty to take
pictures of items that I want to sell on ebay. I typically sell
medium sized items such as guitars, monitors, and such. There is no
need for the pictures to be highly detailed. What camera should I
get? Price is the most important factor in this purchase.

You could also try the Nikon Coolpix 3700 or the Fuji F440.
These are both pocket-sized so you can carry them everywhere with you.
Simply using a camera for the odd ebay photo seems a waste. If you truly
want to just do that, then check out the used camera section on ebay.
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Digital Camera Pricing measekite Digital Photography 75 February 7th 05 11:23 AM
How to Buy a Digital Camera [email protected] Digital Photography 6 January 18th 05 11:01 PM
once agin: medium vs. digital Steve Lefevre Medium Format Photography Equipment 39 November 23rd 04 01:49 AM
Digital zoom camera & lots of selection questions Lou Digital Photography 5 November 12th 04 01:43 AM
Which is better? digital cameras or older crappy cameras thatuse film? Michael Weinstein, M.D. In The Darkroom 13 January 24th 04 10:51 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 PhotoBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.