View Full Version : Bought DSC-F717 camera I have some questions
03-23-2003, 12:50 AM
I like the camera but I was wondering if i should have spent the extra money to purchase a Digital SLR
Any feedback is greatly appreciated
PS--Do you guys know of any good Digital SLR cameras price is not a very big issue:)
[Edited on 23-3-2003 by mkeefe]
[Edited on 4-4-2003 by Slater]
03-23-2003, 02:26 PM
I saw Nikon had a few SLR's what do you guys think about those
03-23-2003, 03:15 PM
If you were to get a Nikon get the D100. However, most photographers will tell you including me will say that Digital SLRs are not where they need to be when comparing it to a 35mm film format. The camera that currently comes close to matching 35mm resolution is the Kodak Professional 14n. Too expensive.
I would tell you to stick w/ what you got for now. It is a very good camera. However, for future digital camering buying purposes don't go with a company that specializes in TV's and audio equipment. Go with Nikon, Canon or Fujifilm and maybe and I hate to say it Olympus.
Again, technology is not there yet, but it is coming close. Look up Foveon X3 technology.
Here is a good site to keep up to date w/ all things digital camera: dpreview (http://www.dpreview.com/)
03-23-2003, 07:03 PM
Thank you Krutch that info is very helpful
03-24-2003, 06:21 PM
I'd second what Slater said
What you got it nice, have fun and post lots!
04-03-2003, 09:03 PM
In addition to Mr Slater's comments..I have been using the FujiFilm FinePixS1 for a year and find that it is every bit comparable to a 35mm format neg or slide as far as reproduction up to and including a 11"X14" print(inkjet). The KODAK 14n is supposed to be the best 35mm SLR size camera on the market...I have had one on backorder for 6 months so if I ever get it I'll report back. The NIKON D100 is a great machine but lacks the file size to do any croppping of the image and maintain res. at any enlargement.
04-03-2003, 09:20 PM
Canon 1DS! A real gem, especially for action. 8fps!
04-03-2003, 11:37 PM
I also have a DSC-717 and I am very happy with it for a digital camera
04-04-2003, 11:11 AM
Woody if you have the money for a 10DS send me one while your at it. :lol
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