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I have been looking for a new camera now for a little while. I cant afford the one I want at this time(cannon rebel XTI :( ), But have narrowed it down to a couple, the Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital - POWERSHOT-S5-IS, Sony Cyber-Shot Digital - DSC-H7B, and the Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera.

http://www.rcwilley.com/GetProductDetai ... SHOT-S5-IS

http://www.rcwilley.com/GetProductDetai ... er=DSC-H7B

http://www.rcwilley.com/GetProductDetai ... 8-55MMLENS

Do any of you guys have any experience with any of these?? Any recommendations for a camera with a good zoom & picture quality in the 300-500 range??

I am mainly looking for a good camera to take wildlife pictures. The old 4x zoom just isnt cutting it any more & would like a camera to be able to take quick snap shots. Do any of you know why some cameras take about 3 seconds to actually take the picture after you hold down the button?? I would like a camera that takes the picture right when I push the button, & can take more than 1 picture within a couple seconds.

Thanks for ANY info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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STEVO,

I purchased a Casio Exilim digital camera a couple of years ago right before an Alaska fishing trip. I wanted something small that would fit in a shirt pocket. It works great! perfect for carrying while hunting and fishing. This camera has 6.0 megapixels and a 3X optical zoom (6.2-18.6 mm), the view finder screen is pert near as large as the camera itself. I have seen better for zooming in a long way, but for closer pictures and being compact it's great. takes pictures in a second or less.

Sounds like you're interested in something for longer distance and not really looking for something to pack around. ?

Bought mine at Inkley's

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Steve, Wendy just bought one from HSN actually... Its a Fuji Finepix with a 10X zoom and 7.1 Megapixels. It seems to be pretty fast on the take of the picture and has about a billion different settings and options... its almost too much for us. We just use it for those things too... wildlife, outings, possibly some hunts when she gets to hold it. :lol: She paid 219 on sale from HSN.com and it seems to be a really nice camera. We picked up a cleaning and downloading kit, storage camera bag and a couple memory cards from Radio Shack for like 40 bucks. Hopefully its a good setup for us although I would love to have the money for a SLR or some of the very nice cameras out there.... this one will do us for quite a while I hope though.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. Riley, Is the camera you got the Fuji 700S? I was looking at that one as well, But they wanted around 600 bucks for it. Thats a awesome deal you got on that if so. I have been using a little pentax 4x zoom 5 mp & it has been a good little pocket camera, But I tried taking a few good pics last weekend at the changing leaves & a few animals, & the pics just arent too clear, so I think its time to upgrade a little to a better zoom & a quicker response time

For some reason mine takes about 2 seconds of holding the button down to take the picture, & then takes about 3 more seconds to reset to take another picture. Mabey its just a setting on there that I havent figured out how to get rid of. Is there a setting to take that function off to where when you push the button, it takes the picture at that second??
 
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