[meteorite-list] Digital cameras

From: MARK BOSTICK <thebigcollector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:52:13 2004
Message-ID: <F4MKX9ssssGKeD59KuE000017df_at_hotmail.com>

Hello Geoff, Robert and list,

I use the Nikon 990. It is big and heavy but I am use to it and it has held
up so far to the bashing I give it so I can't complain. I saw Richard Norton
with one in Tuscon and picked one up when I came home. (If anyone cares, All
of the Nikon Coolpix's can be purchased on eBay at very reasonable
prices...if you dont mind a factory reconditioned. They are great macro


>From: "Matson, Robert" <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_saic.com>
>To: "'geoking_at_notkin.net'"
>Subject: [meteorite-list] Digital cameras
>Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 18:15:47 -0700
>Hi Geoff and List,
>Geoff posted:
>"The 880 is, unfortunately, no longer in production. Nikon's current
>comparable (or superior?) cameras are the 995 and the 5000. I have
>worked with the 995 and achieved good results, but it is considerably
>larger and heavier than the 880. I have not yet had an opportunity to
>try out the 5000, but it looks most impressive."
>Even better than the Nikon Coolpix 5000 is the even newer Coolpix 5700,
>which was introduced May 29th this year. A coworker of mine picked
>one up for $1200. This is the first digital camera that I've given
>serious consideration toward buying as an adjunct to my Canon EOS-
>series. Both the -5000 and the -5700 are 5 megapixel cameras, but
>the latter has an impressive new 14-element zoom lens (up to 8x
>optical zoom). Digital zoom is up to 4x for a combined 32x. In
>macro mode it can focus on objects only 3 cm away. Shutter speeds
>from 1/4000 to 8 seconds, and for meteor or astrophotographs there
>is a bulb setting (up to 5 minutes). The weight is only 16.9 oz
>(without the battery).
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