Yellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4657 times:
I'm looking to purchase a camera that, among other things, I can use to take pictures of airliners when I'm passing through airports and stuff. I'm not looking and use for something that would take pictures that would get accepted into the A.net database, just stuff to keep for myself and to illustrate trip reports. Of course, being a college student, the cheaper a camera I can get, the better, as long as it is still a decent camera. Any recommendations?
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CalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4615 times:
If you want "the cheaper a camera (you) can get" then you're probably looking at a point-n-shoot. Canon (Powershot A710) and Nikon (Coolpix S10) both make cameras around $300 USD that have long zooms which will allow you to catch aircraft in flight from a bit of distance. Check out dpreview.com for more info on those or other cameras.
If your budget is higher than what I suggested above, let us know as you might be able to get an entry level SLR.