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G'day; I don't want to clutter up Orchid with something not
applicable to most people, so I ask that any replies to my question(s)
below be sent directly to my email address: johnb AT ts.co.nz I am
aware that this topic has been raised before, but can't find much
about it which is why I am bothering you folk again, and why I ask
for comments NOT to be sent to Orchid. I am considering buying a
digital camera for which I have the following requirements:- middle
range in cost. Reasonable zoom and macro capacity (down to about 12
inches distance) Jewellery etc.. Definition as high as compatible
with overall mid range cost. Operates in fairly low light - pictures
of insects, fungi, etc in the depths of a heavily canopied rain forest
for instance. Ability to alter sensitivity for ambient light colour.
Screen type finder. Around 10 pictures hold before download necessary
(floppies?) but don't want to fit cables for download to computer.
Required for use occasionally with a microscope (I already have a
Canon ftb microscope adapter). Ability to hold and download pictures
without compression as well as with it. Perhaps the make and catalogue
number of the camera you have could be included, telling me what you
do and don't like about it! It seems to me that the Sony Mavica
MVCD73 may fill most of my needs, but I am very open to suggestions.
By the way, I DON'T need any 'movie' type application. I would be very
grateful for advice on this subject. Thanks and cheers, -- John
Burgess; johnb AT ts.co.nz of Mapua Nelson NZ