What is one looking for when shopping for a digital camera? I am starting to shop and have no idea what I am looking for. Thanks!!
Kodak DC215 Digital Camera $199.98
Kodak DC215 Digital Camera
1174 x 884
2x Optical Zoom
4mb Compact Flash memory
$239.98 - $40.00 coupon = $199.98
$40.00 off $200.00
$40.00 off $200.00
I've read reviews on this one till I'm about to pass out, mostly good to better, some talk like it's not as good as a $10,000 Hassleblad 2.25". Overall it seems to be an OK starter camera
I suppose the final decision is price.
Determine your budget then shop for;
el-cheapo cameras usually have 640x480, this is about 0.3 megapixel. This will print up to 3-1/2x5.
1.0 megapixel will print 5x7" or so
2.3 megapixel will usually do a 8x10"
This is VERY general, some cameras with great specs do crappy work(according to some)
They ALL have little quirks, like slow shutter response, little halos around areas where black and white meet, poor battery life, grainy long distance shots, off center tripod mounts, the list goes on and on..
I've had about 6-7 digital cameras, most I've sent back or sold because of my pickyness
For example, the Nikon Coolpix 100 had poor resolution, it was a 640x480 camera.
My Poloroid Fun Flash is a 640x480 and it has OK resolution(on Best)
So resolution alone is not the whole story
Optical lens clarity, internal electronics, many factors affect output quality and some of these are not obvious.
All of the above drivel boiled down points to much reading.. Read all of the user reviews and professional reviews that you can find..
Here's a site that you may need in the future:
Starting 4-05-2001 thru 4-14 get a $40 rebate on this camera..
I have this camera and like it alot. Although the zoom could be better. And it does not have USB hookup. I consider it to be a level above a starter camera. My first camera was an HP $99.00 cheapo and the DC 215 wastes it. I believe the model is discontinued. I bought mine at Target for $167.00 because of that. I know its well worth what i paid for it.
Does it interface with a serial cable then?
Yup, it's a serial interface.
I bought a SanDisk card reader for my SmartMedia cards and it's super fast, and I got the serial model so I could use it at work on those systems with the pitiful Windoze NT.
Manufacturer Model 8768970
Mega Pixels 1.0
Resolution 1174 x 884
Zoom 2x Optical
Memory Included 4MB
Memory Type Compact Flash
1.8" LCD Panel
Power Source "AA" Batteries
[This message has been edited by Richard_Cranium72 (edited 04-08-2001).]
New Security Features Planned for Firefox 4
Another Laptop Theft Exposes 21K Patients' Data
Oracle Hits to Road to Pitch Data Center Plans
Microsoft Preps Array of Windows Patches
Microsoft Nears IE9 Beta With Final Preview
Simplified Analytics Improve CRM, BI Tools
Android Passes RIM as Top Mobile OS in 2Q
VMware Updates Hyperic System Management
File Monitoring Key to Enterprise Security
LinkedIn Snaps Up SaaS Player mSpoke