Camera choices

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by cubancigar2000, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    I am not a Pro at photography and am in need of a good easy to use camera. Any suggestions.
  2. Randycin617

    Randycin617 Member

    Nikon em
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  3. Randycin617

    Randycin617 Member

    I guess I should ask if you want a dslr ( digital ) camera or not and what are you using it for
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    digital point & shoot under $250
  5. Randycin617

    Randycin617 Member

    Id go Nikon coolpix or sony. Both are great for point and shoot.
  6. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    iPhone 6, 6plus
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  7. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    Canon PowerShot Elph 340 HS <-- Compact
    Olympus TG-4 <-- Shock resistant, waterproof

    Both take good photos
  8. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Most p&s cameras by the larger manufacturers are pretty good - your decision will probably end up being based on features and price.

    Some things to look at right away are;
    - when you take photos are you comfortable just looking at the LCD screen or do you prefer an optical viewfinder as well (meaning looking through a viewfinder with one eye) :),

    - do you often take photos in darker environments and want to be able to do it without using flash? In that case a high ISO with a good grain filter can be really important,

    - do you take macro photos?

    - do you often take photos using the zoom? In that case get a camera with a high optical zoom (digital zoom is inferior to optical zoom),

    - is water resistant important?

    Etc :)
  9. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    I've used a Sony Digital DSC-H50 model for years. I've used it daily for taking SOTD shots. I now use my iPhone 6 camera as the picture quality is superb as is the convenience.
    Both cameras do a decent job of capturing large format images in various lighting situations.
    Sony on left; iPhone image on right….
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  10. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

    Shots like these is a perfect example that it is not just the quality of the camera that counts, but also the quality of the photographer.
    Great pictures, Mr. Rollah
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  11. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Thanks for the comparison shots. My iPhone 6+ takes better pictures than the Canon G-15 PS.
  12. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I guess the challenge is to find an iPhone 6 for $250 :)
  13. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    I have my old non-working one I'd sell for less than $250!
    (regrettably, I am contractually compelled to return it in exchange for the new one.... of pay a $900(!) fee) Hmmm..$900.....methinks they want it back!
  14. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    If it works on WiFi I'd buy it from you ;)

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