[thelist] OT - Digital Camera

Kevin lists at irubin.com
Tue Jul 2 17:48:01 CDT 2002

>     | I've heard this Canon story from more than one person, I
>     | would also steer clear of Canon.
> Just because of the camera those "more than one" bought, which you may
> or may not have a firsthand experience with, and Canon charged them
> heavily for repair? Canon has never charged me outlandishly for repair,
> not just of camera but anything. Here's "one" who speaks positively
> about Canon, and I bet there will be more than many who think so.
> Batteries? Repair? It's funny how what the camera is supposed to really
> do is not even in consideration here. How about the pictures it takes
> for instance? Here's a picture taken in an Indian cave, from a 6 inch
> distance, almost in pitch dark because flash is not allowed inside the
> caves:
>   http://erudition.com/Ajanta036.jpg
> Try that with one of those pocket Fujis or Sonys.
> I am not familiar with S110, but Canon's Powershot G2 is *the* digi cam
> to boot. Besides, Canon is a pretty respected name in circles that care
> about photography...if I had a yen for all the professionals I have seen
> moving from their cultish Nikons to Canons.
> Canon also owns most of the lens patents so don't be surprised if your
> camera manufacturer actually pays a royalty to Canon in the background.
> For anyone really interested in photography, www.dpreview.com is a
> pretty gratifying website but to answer the original question that set
> off this thread, about sub 300$ cameras, hopefully this may help:
>   http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,101776,pg,2,00.asp
> My 20 yen,
> Shanx

Thank you all for the comments. I now have no idea what to buy .. :)

Let the research begin.


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