October 25, 2005
Dear CNET members,
Take a look at your current digital camera. Are you satisfied with it? What capabilities do you wish it had? Personally, what I simply wish for is a decent photo-taking digital camera that's weatherproof and rugged--one that can not only take a little physical punishment (dropped, thrown into a bag other than a camera bag) but also face such elements as sand, dust, or water, so I won't have to baby it when I'm out fishing, camping, or skiing this coming winter. I don't know how many times I've left my digital camera behind because I was afraid of damaging it. Now you've heard my wish. When it comes to digital camera capabilities, some of our members have chimed in to wish they had features such as extended battery life, a wide-angle lens, and no shutter lag. One member even went so far as to wish it had GPS and some sort of Wi-Fi connection built in. How about your wishes? Read what others have brought to the table and post your wants in our Point and Shout discussion area. You never know; maybe the digital camera manufacturers will read the opinions and get to work at satisfying our wishes.
This week's hot topic:
Dream camera features
If your digital camera could do anything, what would it do? That's the question we asked in a recent Point and Shout discussion, and you had plenty of innovative ideas to share.
Know where you are
CNET member u52983 wants to know where in the world he is every time he takes a picture. With an integrated GPS device, the camera could tell him his exact position and compass direction whenever he snaps a shot.
Read u52983's full post in Point and Shout
Make it personal
Rather than having to constantly surf through menus and tweak settings for each shot, CNET member AG13 wants a camera with user-programmable buttons that remember specific settings.
Read AG13's full post in Point and Shout
Keep it realistic
CNET member okiekid has a more practical dream that several of you shared. He wants faster shutter speed and better contrast. Though image quality and performance keep improving, many of you noted the need for faster, better pictures in a budget digital camera.
Read okiekid's full post in Point and Shout
What would your digital camera do if it could do anything? Check out "Point and Shout" and speak up in the discussion section.
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