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Hi all,


I have no idea on the web where to ask this question. I figured I might as well ask the experts that helped me purchase my first CRT =).


I am looking to surprise my wife with a digital camera. I am looking to not spend more than $750 dollars.


The camera will be used to take pictures for websites, pamphlets, calendars, flyers, etc. My wife is an activities director lor a large high school.


Looking for good durability and ease of use. Since the camera will be used mostly by my wife, I am hoping it's not too bulky.


What camera would you recommend? Also, I will be doing most of my printing via web stores or a photo printer.


Thanks in advance for everyone's help.

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I'm very happy happy with the Olympus C3030 I bought last year. Its well within your price range and lots of accessories (such as lenses) are availible for it. The prices are as low as $400 on it depending on where you look.


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I second the Olympus recommendation. I'm on my third one now, and every one has performed excellently. (I won a Nikon Coolpix 990 once and sold it after comparing it to my Olympus 2020)


If you want a nice small camera, the Olympus D40 is closing out now (under $450) and is a great camera!


Don't forget to get a couple of sets of nimh batteries and a charger.


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I use an old (3 year) Olympus D 400 that I have yet to upgrade. It paid for itself in 30 days in taking pictures for eBya stuff that I sell, but it has a low level color shift that make fleshtones look crappy when taking CRT screen shots.


I'm sure that problem is gone with later models. Reliability and the CAMEDIA/Flashcard memory format have been flawless.


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The screenshots I've taken with my Olympus C3030 have come out great. (there are some in the Gallery section here). I liked the fact I was able to get macro and telephoto lenses for it reasonably. I got a separate battery charger and a extra set of nimh batteries. Its not quite as easy to use as the Polaroid PDC3000 I had previously but still not hard to use at all. It has control over any aspect of taking pics if you like tweaking it for the best pics.


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