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17 years ago

My daughter would like a new digital camera for Christmas. I have little experience with a digital camera. I've used her old samsung digimax 360 a few times, so I'm not sure if the 2 she gave me info on are really any good.

I know that the color is not great on her old digimax 360 with photos I've taken of flowers.

Her photography is of friends, vacations etc., she doesn't need a pro quality camera, but hubby and I don't want to spend money on a camera that isn't worth getting. Any info you can provide on the the specs of these cameras would be greatly appreciated.

the first camera listed is the one she already has, the samsung digimax 360. the casio cameras are the 2 she's interested in. the z60 is quite a bit cheaper than the second casio camera.

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. I'm sorry if this post is so long. I didn't know how to do it any other way and provide the info about the cameras.

Samsung digimax 360

Product Features

3.2 effective megapixels

12x zoom (3x optical, 4x digital)

Samsung SHD Lens

1.5" color TFT LCD monitor

Internal memory (16 MB)

Technical Details

Effective Pixels: Approx. 3.2 Mega pixels

Total Pixels: Approx. 3.3 Mega pixels

Focal Length: SHD Lens f = 7.7 ~ 23.1mm (35mm film equivalent : 38~114mm)

F No.: F2.7~ F4.9

Digital Zoom: Still Image mode :1.0X~ 4.0X, Play mode : 1.0X~5.0X(depends on image size)

Optical Viewfinder: Real image Optical viewfinder

LCD Monitor: 1.5" color TFT LCD(117,600 dots, 490x240)

Focusing Type: TTL Auto Focus

Focusing Range: Normal : 80cm ~ infinity, Macro : 6cm ~80cm(Wide) ,40-80cm(Tele), Fixed Focus :1m, 2m, Infinity

Shutter Type: Mechanical and Electronic shutter

Shutter Speed: Normal Mode : 1~ 1/2000 sec, Night Scene : 5~ 1/2000 sec.

Exposure Control: Program AE, Metering(Multi. and Spot)

Exposure Compensation: 3/4 2.0EV (0.5EV steps)

Exposure ISO Equivalent: Auto,100, 200, 400

Flash Modes: Auto / Auto and Red - eye reduction / Slow sync / Fill-in flash / Flash off

Flash Range: Wide :0.3 ~ 3.0m, Tele :0.4 ~2.0m

Flash Recharging Time: Approx. 10 sec.

Effect: Normal, Black and White, Sepia

White Balance: Auto / Daylight /Cloudy/ Sunset / Fluorescent / Tungsten

Still image/Macro shot: Scene Modes : Normal, Night Scene, Shooting : Single, Continuous, AEB

Movie Clip: Size : 15fps For 320x240 with Voice, (Recording time : memory capacity dependent

Self-Timer: 10 sec.

Storage Media: Internal memory : 16MB flash memory, External memory(optional):SD Card (Upto256MB guaranteed)

File Format: Still Image : JPEG (DCF), DPOF, EXIF, Movie Clip : AVI (MJPEG), Sound : WAV

Image Size: L : 2048x1536 pixels, M : 1024x768 pixels, S : 512 x384 pixels, P : 2048x1360 pixels

Capacity(16/32MB): 16MB Internal Memory - L : Super fine 8, Fine 16, Normal 25, P : Super fine 9, Fine 19, Normal 28, M : Super fine 32, Fine 67, Normal 100, S : Super fine 123, Fine 223, Normal 338, * These figures are measured by Internal memory based. * These figures are measured under Samsungos standard conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings.

Image Play: Single image / Thumbnails / Slide show / Movie Clip

Interface: Digital output connector : USB, DC power input connector : 3.3V

POWER SOURCE: Included : 2 x Alkaline Battery, Optional : 2 x AA : Ni-MH,CR-V3 Lithium,SBP-1103,AC adapter,* Included battery may vary depending on sales region.

Dimensions(WxHxD): 109.7 x 59 x 39.6 (mm)

Weight: Approx. 165g(without batteries and card )

Camera Driver: Storage Driver (Windows98 / 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP, Mac OS 9.0~10.2)

Application: MGI PhotoSuite , Digimax Viewer

Windows Requirements: PC with processor better than MMX Pentium 233MHz (XP : Pentium II 300MHz), Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP, Minimum 32MB RAM (XP : 128MB). 140MB of available hard-disk space, USB port, CD-ROM drive, 800 x 600 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor, (24-bit color display recommended)

Macintosh Requirements: Power Mac G3 or later, Mac OS 9.x-10.2, Minimum 64MB RAM, 110MB of available hard-disk space, USB port, CD-ROM drive, QuickTime 4.0 or later for Movie Clip

casio ex s770

Product Features

7.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints

3x optical zoom with Anti Shake technology

Features Best Shot modes; select one of 35 sample images to represent the current photo scene

2.8-inch Super Bright LCD display

New functions include wide-aspect movies and data storage

Technical Details

Color: Silver grey

Optical zoom: 3x

Digital zoom: 4x

Effective pixels: 7.2 million

Imaging element: 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD, (total pixels: 7.41 million)

Still image file format: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant

Movie file format: MPEG-4, AVI format

Audio file format: WAV (monaural)

Recording media: Built-in flash memory (image area: 6.0MB), SD/SDHC/MultiMediaCard compatible

Still image size (pixels): 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048 (3:2), 3072 x1728 (16:9), 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480

Movie resolution (pixels): 640 x 480 (HQ), 704 x 384 (HQ Wide), 640 x 480 (Normal), 704 x 384 (Normal Wide), 320 x 240 (LP)

Lens/focal distance: f2.7 to 5.2, f=6.2 to 18.6mm ( equivalent to approximately 38 to 114mm on a 35mm film camera ), 6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens

Focusing contrast detection: Auto focus

Focus modes: Auto Focus, Macro mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, Manual Focus

AF area: Spot or Multi; with AF assist lamp

Approximate Focus Range: 15.75 inches - infinity (Auto Focus), 5.91 - 19.69 inches (Macro mode), Infinity (Infinity mode), 5.91 inches - infinity (Manual Focus)

Exposure control: Metering: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by CCD

Exposure: Program AE

Exposure compensation: -/+2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter

Shutter speed: 1/2 to 1/2000 second, Still images (night scene): 4 to 1/2000 second

Aperture: f3.1/4.4, auto switching

White balance: Auto WB, fixed (6 modes), manual

Sensitivity: Auto, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400 (When using "Anti Shake" or "High Sensitivity" functions, maximum is ISO 800)

Recording functions: Still images; still images with audio (maximum around 30 seconds ); macro; self-timer; continuous shutter (normal speed, high speed, rapid flash), Best Shot, movies with audio, voice recording

Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer

Flash modes: Auto, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red-Eye Reduction

Flash Range: Approximately .49 - 12.8 feet (W), 1.31 - 6.56 feet (T)

Monitor: 2.8-inch TFT color LCD

Timekeeping functions: Date and time recorded with image data, Auto Calendar to 2049

World time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, summer time

Input/output terminals: USB cradle connector, USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) compatible

Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.48 x 2.24 x .81 inches (excluding projections, .73 inches at thinnest part)

Weight: 3.95 ounces (excluding battery and accessories )

casio z60

Product Features

6.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints

3x optical zoom; 2.5-inch LCD display

Start-up time of approximately 1.4 seconds; minimal shutter lag of approximately 0.002 seconds

"Soft Flash" prevents overexposure when taking shots in Macro, etc.

Powered by lithium-ion battery; stores images on SD memory cards (includes 8.3 MB internal memory)

Technical Details

Color: Silver

Megapixels: 6 megapixels

Optical sensor: 1/2.5-inch type CCD

Image sizes: 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1872 (3:2), 2304 x 1728, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480

Image format: JPEG, DCF 1.0, DPOF

Video clips: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, with WAV audio

Video format: AVI

Optical zoom: 3x

Digital zoom: Up to 4x

Image stabilization: Yes

Autofocus: 9-Point Multi AF, spot

Metering: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot

Shutter speed: 1/2 to 1/2000 seconds

ISO sensitivity: ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400

Timer: 2 or 10 seconds

Flash: Yes, on, off, auto, red-eye reduction

LCD: 2.5 inches, 115,200 pixels

Internal storage: 8MB

Memory card compatibility: Secure Digital, MMC

Connectivity: USB 2.0

Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.75 x 2.4 x .77 inches

Item weight: 4.16 ounces

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