Being the thoughts and writings of one Gustaf Erikson; father, homeowner, technologist.

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Friday, 2005-04-22

Digital camera specs

I’m planning on buying a digital camera. This is just a list of things I should think about.

  • Rather cheap: ~300 EUR
  • Resolution: minimum 3 Mpx, 5 or more preferred
  • Cheap storage per Mb => CF
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Good battery life
  • USB/mini USB 2.0 interface
  • Good startup time

Frenzied reading of The Luminous Landscape have led to more esoteric criteria:

  • Histograms
  • RAW mode
  • Photoshop :-)


  • Canon PowerShot A75
  • Canon PowerShot A85
  • Konica-Minolta Dimage Z2
  • Panasone DMC-FZ5


These cameras are much more expensive, I’ve included them here as wishful thinking.

  • Konica-Minolta A2. L-L review
  • Pentax Option 555 (recommended by CalleM)
  • Pentax *ist DS — inspired by this article.
  • Canon G6
  • Olympus E-300

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