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User currently offlineFedexL1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3500 times:

All,
I am in the market for a new point and shoot camera. bouncy  My current one is a Canon powershot A530 and my budget is $175 Please help me.  confused 

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User currently offlineViv From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

The Nikon S230 is not bad.

User currently offlineHernan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 3414 times:

You already know Canon P&S are the best! The A 530 (I still have mine, my wife used it in AZ in 2009) was great though not stabilized, you need the A1100 IS, 12MP, stabilized, 4x zomm, 149dls at Walmart or Amazon, Regards, Hernan

User currently offlineViv From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3364 times:



Quoting Hernan (Reply 2):
You already know Canon P&S are the best!

Really?

Show us the data.


User currently offlineRspilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

Get a DSLR like the Canon EOS Rebel XSI 12.4 MP the difference is amazing

User currently offlineFedexL1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 3305 times:



Quoting Rspilot (Reply 4):
Get a DSLR like the Canon EOS Rebel XSI 12.4 MP the difference is amazing

How much is it


User currently offlineYXD172 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

For your budget, I would recommend one of the Canon Powershot Point-and-Shoots with P, Av, Tv, and M shooting modes. These give you alot more control over your photos, a step towards using a DSLR (assuming that you're heading down that road). Something like the A590IS, with Image Stabilization is a good (though small) step up. The optical viewfinder is a nice touch too, saves a good bit of juice.

A DSLR is going to set you back at least $400, but get a much better control and quality of photos. The other advantage of DSLRs is that you are able to do so much more with them; especially once you get a couple of lenses.

So, if you can scrounge the cash (or wait and save up) I would definitely recommend going for a DSLR (especially if you are thinking of getting some photos on here -- not impossible with a P&S, but very difficult). If not, go for something with manual controls, you won't regret it.

Jon


User currently offlineFedexL1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

I might save up for a slr but do any of you have suggestions under $500
Regards,
Jordan


User currently offlineJohnJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

I'm in the same boat as well. While my main camera is a Canon 40D, I really need a small point-and-shoot I can put in my pocket for vacation photos. My son has a cheap Fuji camera, and while it has 12MP the image quality is absolute garbage. From an image sensor standpoint is there any key feature to look for to guarantee quality? In other words, what are the sensor specs that would permit a camera to produce an Airliners.net-quality image?

User currently offlineVikkyvik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

I was recently in the market for a new camera. My old one was also a Powershot A530. I ended up getting a DSLR (see below).

Quoting Hernan (Reply 2):
You already know Canon P&S are the best! The A 530 (I still have mine, my wife used it in AZ in 2009) was great though not stabilized, you need the A1100 IS, 12MP, stabilized, 4x zomm, 149dls at Walmart or Amazon, Regards, Hernan

While I have no idea if Canons are the best, my A530 was phenomenal for the price, in my opinion.

Quoting FedexL1011 (Reply 5):
Quoting Rspilot (Reply 4):
Get a DSLR like the Canon EOS Rebel XSI 12.4 MP the difference is amazing

How much is it

So like I said, I decided to step up to my first DSLR. Bought a Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.1 megapixel a few weeks ago. I bought it off of Amazon, including an 18-55 mm lens, strap, battery, and a couple of cables for $400-something. That was about $100 cheaper than I'd seen it elsewhere.

I'm still learning how to use it, but so far, I'm very happy.

This is the point-and-shoot I was also considering (I think):

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Canon+-+...7.p?id=1218107269974&skuId=9455127


User currently offlineFedexL1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3237 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 9):
So like I said, I decided to step up to my first DSLR. Bought a Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.1 megapixel a few weeks ago. I bought it off of Amazon, including an 18-55 mm lens, strap, battery, and a couple of cables for $400-something. That was about $100 cheaper than I'd seen it elsewhere.

I'm still learning how to use it, but so far, I'm very happy.

This is the point-and-shoot I was also considering (I think):

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Canon+-+...55127

Thats great i hope you can get pics on here I have found and olypus slr on amazon for 190dlrs
but i need a lense which one is good for say RDU or LAX at imperial hill or PAE at the flight museum?


User currently offlineYXD172 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

Olympus, good choice!  thumbsup  Which model are you looking at? I would definitely recommend going to a camera store and getting a feel for the camera, even if you buy from Amazon.

I don't know exactly what lens you would want at RDU or LAX, but from my experience the 70-300mm is a great all-around aviation lens, especially for side-on shots and narrowbodies. If you're looking for widebody shots (or shots from under the approach path) the 40-150mm might work a little better.
Olympus uses a smaller sensor than the other manufacturers, which gives you more reach with less glass, but also increases the amount of grain (I've heard they've improved that issue on the newer cameras though). The Oly lenses are great though, very sharp and a bit lighter (because of the smaller sensor).

Hope this helps,
Jon


User currently offlineFedexL1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3195 times:



Quoting YXD172 (Reply 11):
Hope this helps,

it did im going with a evolt e410


User currently offlineUnitedJumboJet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3182 times:

If you want to take the DSLR route with a low budget, you should seriously consider getting used equipment.

If you are, get a used Nikon D50 (~$250) and a refurbished 55-200 VR(~$180) lens, and you're pretty set. That'll set you back $430 or so.
http://www.adorama.com/US%20%20%20%20370980.html?searchinfo=Nikon+D50
http://www.adorama.com/NK55200VRR.ht...l?searchinfo=refurbished+55-200+VR

If not, you're looking at at least $600 for a D3000 with a 2 lens kit(18-55 VR and 55-200 VR). They don't sell the D3000 body only, unfortunately.

You could just get a new D3000 with an 18-55 kit lens for $450, but I've found that lens is a bit short for spotting. A 55-200 will really help.

Also look at Canon's options.


User currently offlineDlowwa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3172 times:



Quoting UnitedJumboJet (Reply 13):
If you want to take the DSLR route with a low budget, you should seriously consider getting used equipment.

Yes, but...

Quoting UnitedJumboJet (Reply 13):
get a used Nikon



Quoting UnitedJumboJet (Reply 13):
Also look at Canon

I think you missed this part:

Quoting FedexL1011 (Reply 12):
it did im going with a evolt e410



User currently offlineFedexL1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3167 times:



Quoting Dlowwa (Reply 14):
I think you missed this part:

Quoting FedexL1011 (Reply 12):
it did im going with a evolt e410

Yes but its not set in stone first i have to raise the funds and then the decision comes i just hope i can get it before summer time at LAX/SEA


User currently offlineUnitedJumboJet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3164 times:

I did not see that, my apologies.

User currently offlineDlowwa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3161 times:



Quoting FedexL1011 (Reply 15):

Yes but its not set in stone first i have to raise the funds and then the decision comes i just hope i can get it before summer time at LAX/SEA

Ok, sounded like you had made your decision.

You've gotten some good advice here (getting a used dslr over new point and shoot) and the e410 for $190 is a good place to start. Good luck getting those funds together.


User currently offlineFedexL1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3158 times:



Quoting Dlowwa (Reply 17):
Good luck getting those funds together.

Thank you for the help and it will be a while for me to get one but will soon


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