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M.C 04-28-2012 06:55 PM

Need a new camera
I'm looking to buy a camera in the $250-450 price range. I am not looking for a universal camera that takes videos and does this and that and all this. If it takes videos then cool, but I want something that takes good/great quality photos up close-medium range (mostly close).

I can go higher than 450, but that is my starting range. I'm not doing it professionally or anything like that, it's just for personal use, but I am seriously sick and tired of the horrible camera's that are on my phone/ipad/ipod, etc.

Can some of you Camera/photography guys give me some links of some of the best camera's I can get in this price range (focusing on pictures not video or anything else) and even ones that might be more expensive but not overly so (not going to pay a thousand plus or anything like that).

Thanks guys.

Rauno 04-28-2012 07:27 PM

Got a new neighbour? I'm sure K R Y can help you out when he sees this thread.

M.C 04-28-2012 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by Rauno (Post 1578440)
Got a new neighbour? I'm sure K R Y can help you out when he sees this thread.

If I did, I'd be looking for long-range camera. :thumb02:

Yeah I PM'd Kry to let him see this thread, I need lots of help here.

G_Land 04-28-2012 07:34 PM

I have this one (I think) it's at the house I was scared to bring it over here. Oldie has it also but he has trouble with the focus I believe but it din't give me any problems the little I got to use it.

M.C 04-28-2012 08:22 PM

That one is nice G.

I was looking at this one:

Wish I knew more about cameras.

G_Land 04-28-2012 08:30 PM

Im right there with you man. I think you can't go wrong with that Cannon or Nikon. I say go to a place that has both (bestBuy,Walmart,RadioShack,ect) And try out both. Cannons tend to be a lil complicated for a non ecperienced operator (AKA Me) Try them out in both low light and outside settings.

M.C 04-28-2012 10:07 PM

Here's a video of the zoom on the camera I posted (Canon SX40 HS) and a link to a huge gallery of photos that were all taken by the camera, to see the kind of pictures it can take.

I can get it for $360 roughly from Amazon, let me know if it's worth the price/if I could pay a little more for something better, etc.

G_Land 04-28-2012 10:20 PM

Those are some good looking pics!

M.C 04-29-2012 01:12 AM

The first pic has 0 zoom, the red dot is where the sign is. The bottom pic is the sign from the same position, zoomed in.

I watched a few video reviews on it, and pretty much everyone says it's the best "bridge camera", which I guess means between novice and professional, and that it's the best camera you can get for the $400 price range.

So I will be picking this up tomorrow unless KRY has some inside knowledge to hit me with.

K R Y 04-29-2012 04:10 AM

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tl:dr version - SX40 or Lumix FZ150 = YAY DO IT.

A bridge camera is called that because it bridges the gap between a Point and shoot, and a DSLR. Not every dslr is considered a professional camera though, in fact, most aren't.

Also have a look at the Canon GX1. The zoom range, will be FAR less than the bridges, but the image quality will be far better(because it uses a bigger sensor than the bridges), and it's a lot smaller.

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