[ale] OT: One-time use digital cameras

Chris Fowler cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Sun Feb 15 22:33:49 EST 2004

I've been satisfied with 8x10's coming from a 2.0MP camera.  I really
can't tell if the 8x10 looks bad.  Seems fine to me.  My only want for
high MP's are for keeping these photos forever.  I want to make sure
they are of the best quality possible.

On Sun, 2004-02-15 at 21:44, Kevin Krumwiede wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 08:42:24 -0500
> "Dan Lambert" <danlambert at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > Right now, I'm thinking about the Sony DSC-F828. I need an SLR, and
> > the 8 mpxl is the picture quality I'm after.
> I haven't had a chance to play with the F828.  I work in a relatively
> small Ritz store and we don't keep everything in stock.  In general, my
> advice is to get only as much camera as you *need* *right now*.  There
> will always be something better right around the corner, and you pay a
> high price for the latest and greatest when it may be only marginally
> better.  If you came into my store, the first thing I'd try to figure
> out is why you think you need an 8MP SLR.  (Because some people think
> they need that much to get a decent 8x10... I blame the advertisers.)
> That said, I think the F828 is an amazing camera for the price.  Even if
> you don't really need 8MP, the lens alone is worth it.  For various
> reasons (engineering difficulties, weight, price...) they simply don't
> make lenses with that kind zoom and aperture range for traditional SLRs.
>  It's possible on a digital in part because of the smaller size of the
> image sensor.  About the closest film equivalent would be a 70-200
> f/2.8, and those can easily cost you well over $1000 for the lens alone.
> Krum
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