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Re: digital camera for tour documentation

I've got a friend selling a Coolpix 990 for $300 if anyone's interested.


On Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 02:15  PM, Catilyne wrote:

> At 09:35 AM 5/8/2003 -0700, Dave Trenkel wrote:
>>> I would be very appreciative if someone
>>> could recommend me a particularly excellent
>>> deal on a digital camera.
>>> I'd like 3.0 megapixels and, hopefully under
>>> $300.
>> I have a Nikon Coolpix 885 that I bought for under $300 last year. 
>> It's very small and easy to use for a photo-neophyte like myself, but 
>> my wife, who has a degree in photography, finds that it has enough 
>> options to get good shots for her as well. It's probably been 
>> replaced by something better and smaller at the same price by now.
> I'd second the Coolpix recommendation.  My wife & I are in a similar 
> situation, where she's studying photography and I actually worked as a 
> photographer in a previous life (C&P was my minor in college as well). 
>  We picked up a Coolpix 775 a little over a year ago and our opinion 
> matches Dave's exactly -- small footprint, and easy-to-use for a 
> novice while offering a lot of options for the semi-professional.
> As a matter of fact we liked the little 775 so much we just got its 
> big brother -- the Coolpix 5700.  It just came in this morning and my 
> wife's wandering around shooting everything in the apartment even as 
> we speak.  ;)
>         -c-
> _____
> "i want to reach my hand into the dark and *feel* what reaches back"
>                                                 -recoil