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Need help buying first digital camera: sony vs. canon
I would like to get either sony or canon. I'm looking for one that has good image quality and easy to carry around. I prefer a good size lcd screen (2inch or more). I don't need a lot of manual controls: I want point and shoot. I also don't need or than 5 megapixels (4 or 5 is ok). Here's the ones I've looked at and considered: sony dsc 90 (?not compact), sony dsc w5 (?too much red eye), canon sd300 (?lcd screen cracks), sony dsc t33 (?average image quality), and canon a95. What do you guys think of those for my needs and are there ones I missed?..

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I recently bought a Sony dsc90 from BestBuy retailer and am very pleased with it. It replaced an older Sony cybershot I used to take over 2000 pictures (I have grandkids.)I had absolutely no problems with the previous Sony and upgraded mostly because of the snickers I got from tourists watching me fumble with a broken strap on my worn-out camera bag (and a recent birthday.).

The DSC90 came packaged with 2 hi-quality rechargable batteries and a handy charger so consider that you are getting an extra usually not included.

I have a card reader (which I much prefer over downloading from the camera) that reads the included 32MB memory stick but that is far too small a memory. I stole my older 128meg stick from my older camera and it worked fine, but was still too small for using camera at it's full 4.1MB in fine quality. I purchased a 512MB memory stick pro and found my reader didn't work for the pro series so had to buy a new 12-in-one reader from Wallmart-about $26.

In short-I find the DSC90 perfect for my use and would find a smaller camera aquard. I do have a very cheap ($30) business card size camera I carry on walks in case I need an email quality quick snapshot...

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Need to upgrade my digital camera. Done quite a lot of internet research and have more or less decided on the Olympus E-300, mainly for the supersonic wave filter which eliminates dust on the sensor.

Planning on changing lens for varity of shots, so this wave filter seems appropriate for me. Also the cost isn't above my wallet. Any suggestions from you Olympus fans; or comments that I should look to Nikon or Cannon?..

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Hi there! I have a prob with my unit sony T30 with this red eye. Would like to ask anybody who uses the same unit to seek advise on how to get rid of it. I just bought this one for the holiday but to my dismay most of it had red eye. Appreciate your help. Thanks,.

Jaz..

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Any camera that has the flash close to the lens has red eye. And thats not just on compacts. Buy a $1000 dslr that has the flash close to the lens, you get red eye.. You could try red eye mode if your camera has it, though in general that annoys people and works poorly. Best thing to do is use your photo editor to get rid of it. Most of the bigger packages PSP, Photoshop/photoshop elements should be able to get rid of it no problem and have inbuilt tools to do so.

Picasa from Google can be used, see http://picasa.google.com/help/userguide_edit.html Faststone Image Viewer is another possibility, http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm..

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Hi again! thanks a lot for the info.i thought twas how I handle or take shots alright, need to start my editingaprreciate it. regards..

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