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#1 OFFLINE   Ryan

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

Hi all.
I'm in need of a bit of help.
I'm after a nice digital camera to photograph my cars aswell as landscape photography and my RS.
Plus my sister has just given birth to a baby today, so my father said he will go in halfs for a camera.
Trouble is, I have next to no idea about what camera is any good and what type I should get :(
I've been looking on the net and that hasn't helped at all, unfortunately.

I'm wondering if anybody here has a little more knowledge than I do in the subject of good cameras.
I don't want to be spending anything over 200, and I don't want a big massive thing like Peter parker's, lmao.
I just want something that's got a good picture quality, Is easy to use, hd screen and reasonable price :)
I've been thinking of that new coolpix that's been on the tv lately, the one with 18x zoom. But dunno if that's suitable for taking pics of my models, it looks like a camera for city photography tbh.

Well I hope someone can help me, would be much appreciated :)
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:52 PM

I'm honestly not too familiar with all the myriad cameras available today, but for £200 you should be able to get good picture quality at least. Ease of use will take some more research, and depends on your photographic needs and preferences. Most things in that price range shouldn't be too complicated though. An HD screen probably isn't all that relevant because it's going to be pretty small anyway. For model photography, just make sure it has a "macro" mode for focusing and you should be fine on that front. You can always test it in the store to be sure.

Personally, I've got a Sony Cybershot that I've had for going on four years now, and it's served me well for a variety of tasks. Unfortunately I can't get more specific on brands or models. I know I like my Sony, but Nikon and Canon are reliable brands as well. Really, if you go in the store with a list of requirements and walk out with one of those three brands that satisfies your list, you're probably all right.

*I'm by no means an expert, I'm just trying to get you started. Maybe someone more knowledgable can step in here...

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

Anything that has a decent zoom, and over 10 mega pixels, i recently picked up a decent Samsung PL120 for under £80. its 14 mega pixels. and takes a great pic IMO.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:01 PM

Can't help too much with that budget. I splurged a couple of months ago and got a Canon 5D and a bunch of lenes for over 3 grand. Good luck.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:46 AM

Have a look at the Panasonic TZ30 - it might be a bit bulky though. I've seen them for £200 or if not, one of their older ones, which is probably just as good but it'll be a lot cheaper.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:46 AM

I'm looking in the Argos catalogue now, and on page 713 it's got a samsung 16mp with 10x optical zoom.
It's half price at 99. So I'll only be paying 50 for it really.
Rekon I should go for that one??? It sounds like a good deal to me :)

Edited by RSfocus, 12 July 2012 - 09:49 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

Samsung stuff is good, imo you can't go wrong with it. Just look up a few reviews about it online.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

Just make sure it has manual mode. Some of the newer Canon cameras for instance no longer has manual mode. I feel that I take better pictures with manual mode over automatic mode.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:17 AM

Canon T4i just came out should be a good camera.



View Postpreisman, on 11 July 2012 - 05:01 PM, said:

Can't help too much with that budget. I splurged a couple of months ago and got a Canon 5D and a bunch of lenes for over 3 grand. Good luck.
Wow! Mark iii? I have a 5d but the older model mark ii.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:47 AM

MK2, there is not a huge difference between the two
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:01 AM

I also use a Canon 5d Mark II, and I think it does a great job all round ... but it is slightly big and heavy with battery grip, EX580II flash and a 70-200 2.8 IS on it, it might be just over the £200 budget however  :giggle:

All kidding aside, I just bought a Canon Powershot S95 for my daughter ... for the size it takes some amazing shots I must agree, and it still has full manual and RAW file format ... but it is only 10mpixel ... but do you really need more ?
There is a newer Powershot S100 out, but that one is more expensive, and the extras didn't matter for me, so I went for the 'old' model at a serious discount.
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:49 AM

I also use 5D Mk II :)

Maybe take a look for Nikon One or Canon G1 .. I think they are a little bit over 200GBP but.. They are worth any money ;)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:35 AM

Thanks for the suggestions and tips guys :)
I went for the samsung, after.
It was further reduced to £79, so I was very happy with the deal.
The pictures it takes are amazing fair play.
When I get a chance I'll take some of my cars :)
Cheers again :)
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