Re: However… - Posted by Stacy (AZ)
Posted by Stacy (AZ) on January 22, 2000 at 24:37:30:
If you like to take personal pictures in addition to those for your real estate business, I would highly recommend buying a high quality digital camera. Make sure to go for 2 megapixels, not 1.
I bought mine (Ricoh RDC-5000) about six months ago, and I use it for real estate as well as family and other personal pictures. This is one of the 2.3 megapixel cameras available.
I’ve been a photography buff since I was in high school, and used to have a photo lab in my house. Now, I don’t bother with all that old fashioned film developing nonsense. The 2.3 meg digital cameras produce pictures very close to the picture quality of 35mm film, and all I have to do is download them to my computer, adjust the pictures for things like clarity, balance, or red-eye elimination if needed, and print them on my inexpensive Epson Stylus Color 850 printer using high quality photo paper. I can also archive the pics on my hard drive, or postage stamp sized smart card media.
I never use my old cameras anymore. The picture quality is that good. On vacations, a couple 16meg or 32meg smart cards is all I have to pack. Also, you can see, right away, if the picture came-out or not. Rather than being dissapointed to find-out days later, after the film gets developed, you can adjust and retake the picture.
My wife just gave birth to my son 8 weeks ago. She had to have a c-section, and when Ryan was born and being attended to by the assisting nurse, my wife still hadn’t had a chance to see him, since there were sterile drapes surrounding her. I had been taking pictures of Ryan, and when she asked to see him, the OB wasn’t done with her yet. So, I took my camera over to her and showed her the pictures on the display screen on the back of the camera. It meant a lot to her at the time.
Anyway, make sure the camera has a USB download capability. It’s extremely fast to get your pictures from the camera to your computer. Also, if the only thing you will use the camera for is pictures of houses for your real estat biz… the others are right: just get a cheaper 1 megapixel version.