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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm so excited, got my new digital camera today, Canon Powershot A620


Not the best on the market of course but a relitively good camera... It got top ratings at consumer reports (for its class)..
Sucks I had to use my old camera to take the photo of the new camera

Nice pics coming up!

(Lookout Cjack, and Karl..)



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Is that a dent in the lens casing at the bottom of the lens??
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Nope thank god, just a bit dirty the way i got it, I am going to keep it clean.

Your question made me panic for a second there


Gawd i gotta be a rocket scientist to figure out allll these settings...Even the basic settings need some learning, let alone advanced.



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It's a very good camera AH, actually has some pretty good low light capabilities too. Start getting used to those settings too cause what you learn on that camera will absolutely apply to an SLR when you upgrade again in a few years.
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Thanks for the info on that Monster.

I tried the night setting already doing some tests, no matter how hard I try I get jiggle/movement/ blur in night mode.

I guess if I am not using a tripod I should likely just use automatic it seems... I guess I gotta keep practising.

I like the TV mode.



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Yes,any shutter speed under 1/100 is going to require a tripod most likely but, depends how steady your hands are. AV mode is also very cool for taking shots of people with a sunset in the background, just flick on the flash and you can expose the people with out blowing out the nice lighting in the background...give it a shot!

Sitting in the Vancouver Airport right now.... cant believe how NOT busy it is on Xmas Eve, great time to fly I'd say if it werent blowing wind and pounding rain right now...
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So you got to open a present early ?? I'm jealous

I look forward to what you will be posting soon . . . .

Depending on what you have now you may need to upgrade your batteries so they hols a charge longer in the cold!
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Nope thank god, just a bit dirty the way i got it, I am going to keep it clean.

Your question made me panic for a second there


Gawd i gotta be a rocket scientist to figure out allll these settings...Even the basic settings need some learning, let alone advanced.
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I had the same problem when I first started using it, the first pictures were blurry from movement. You are going to have a lot of fun with it.

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I have the same camera and I really like it. It the best point and shoot I've ever used. I really like playing with the Tv, Av, and Manual modes for night shots and such. I have a mini tripod from MEC (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1167101998755) which is really handy for that. I also really like the flipping out screen because I don't have to get into awkward positions to get the shot I want.

Have fun with it!
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Thanks Retep!

One look at that and I'm sold... That looks like an awesome mini-tripod! It says it works good on good on boulders too... I like it, I am going to look at some of their hiking gear as well before I order it, thanks for the link!

Here are a few of my current gadgets:
Tripod for vehicle window (25$ Circuit City):


Mini Nikon Tripod (I think it sucks, but it works):


And my larger tripod 13" to 42"(Don't care for carrying it):






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