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I have spent a couple grand at newegg and have never even considered looking at cameras there! Thanks!
i have the fuji s 700 and the pics are pretty nice all the pics i have posted on this thread are s700 pics
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no problemo
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i believe it is just a lens adapter to help it focus closer turning it into a macro lens, or at least thats what i gathered from that page.
so i can't attach any lens tho this cam ohh well 10x is enough for me
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i would hope so
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Glad that I saw this thread and hope my question doesn't make you laugh. Well, it's fine if it does.

Any recommendation for a camera ~$200 that takes decent pics, but doesn't require 5 seconds in between each to charge the flash. (ie - flash is incorporated, not external)

Thanks
Hey, www.bhphoto.com is a very well respected camera site. I usually buy my camera related gear there. However, the Egg can have some good deals as well.

As for recommendations is your price range, I suggest either a Canon SD1000 if you want something ultra compact and very fast, or a Canon SX100 (a little steep $260) if you want a better optical zoom and basic manual functions. And although I have no experience with Fuji cameras (most other brands though), the Fuji Finepix S700 is very well priced and has favorable reviews across the board.
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i would hope so
10 is enogh or there is no lenses
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i would hope 10 is enough
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10 is enogh or there is no lenses
I wouldn't waste money on adapters, they usually cause bad clipping, vignetting and not much of a performance boost. 10x optical zoom should be plenty, although the latest ultra zoom p&s cameras are offering up to 12x. Once you get into zooms that high, it's very hard to get a steady shot, even with some sort of optical stabilization. Plus the aperture can't open very wide at the far end of the zoom, making it even more difficult for shots in less than bright light.

It sounds to me mugan like you need to venture into DSLR territory. You can get a good entry level body for $500-600 and a decent zoom lens for $200-300.
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I wouldn't waste money on adapters, they usually cause bad clipping, vignetting and not much of a performance boost. 10x optical zoom should be plenty, although the latest ultra zoom p&s cameras are offering up to 12x. Once you get into zooms that high, it's very hard to get a steady shot, even with some sort of optical stabilization. Plus the aperture can't open very wide at the far end of the zoom, making it even more difficult for shots in less than bright light.

It sounds to me mugan like you need to venture into DSLR territory. You can get a good entry level body for $500-600 and a decent zoom lens for $200-300.
correction, i think 20 is the longest, the Olympus sp-570
but agreed, among most cameras 12 is the most, and 10 is usually more then enough, and as gonetomorrow says, the only camera that would really be worth upgrading from yours would be an entry level SLR, if not i would stick with what you have until its not suiting your needs anymore
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correction, i think 20 is the longest, the Olympus sp-570
but agreed, among most cameras 12 is the most, and 10 is usually more then enough, and as gonetomorrow says, the only camera that would really be worth upgrading from yours would be an entry level SLR, if not i would stick with what you have until its not suiting your needs anymore
Holy..they're coming out with higher zooms than I can keep up with. I see that Sony is offering up to 15x optical as well. That's what the point and shoots do; more megapixels and more zoom but the same sensors.
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