BA787
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Cheap, Decent Camera

Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:54 pm

I need a cheap ish fairly decent digital camera thats suitable for taking photos at LBA or MAN , any reccomendations?
 
KFLLCFII
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:13 pm

For what purpose? Uploading to a.net, or your own personal collection?
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Stealthz
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:39 pm

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 1):
For what purpose? Uploading to a.net, or your own personal collection?

What sort of question is that, I would think there should not be much of a distinction between taking quality photos for one's self or for Anet.
Guess it depends on one's personal standards!
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Gman94
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:54 pm

I just bought a Fuji Finepix S9500, it is a 9mp prosumer camera with a 10x (300mm) opitcal zoom. I gave it it's first run out at the RIAT yesterday and I'm pretty pleased with the results, though I did go through 5 packs of batteries in 8 hours. If you go for it though be careful where you buy it from I've seen it priced between £320 and £600 on various websites, I bought mine from amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...-3191323-9539605?v=glance&n=560798

Here's one of my shots from yesterday with the camera:

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KFLLCFII
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:56 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 2):
What sort of question is that

Answered your own question:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 2):
Guess it depends on one's personal standards!

 Wink
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viv
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:08 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 2):
there should not be much of a distinction between taking quality photos for one's self or for Anet.

There is a huge difference, notably in the areas of composition, centering, and cropping. Try applying the rule of thirds on Anet and see how many acceptances you get ...

[Edited 2006-07-19 16:11:13]
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azza40
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:44 am

I use a Fuji s5600 for my own persoanl purposes and it is doing me fine. Just need to remember to buy rechargable batteries!

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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:48 am

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
I need a cheap ish fairly decent digital camera

How much have you got to spend?
 
stormbringer
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:57 am

I've gotten alot of good shots with a simple Canon Powershot A75. All the Powershot series are great for a basic digital cam. Only downside is that you are limited to 4x optical zoom, and the digital zoom gets a bit grainey.
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Stealthz
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:26 am

Quoting Viv (Reply 5):
There is a huge difference, notably in the areas of composition, centering, and cropping. Try applying the rule of thirds on Anet and see how many acceptances you get ...

Absolutely agree but these factors are independant of camera choice

Cheers
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:16 pm

I have been happy with my Lumix DMC-FZ5. It combines the advanced electronics of Panasonic and a fine Leica lens (for much less than a Leica brand camera). As I cannot afford a true digital SLR, this one has most of the features you would find on one. The best feature is the 12X optical zoom; my only complaint is that you have to purchase a specialized battery if you want to carry a spare (a good idea if you are doing a lot of shooting at one time, such as at an air show). The 12X telephoto (400 mm equivalent is really handy when you have to shoot from a parking lot. I got mine 2 years ago, so I don't know how much prices and models have changed; I got a good deal and excellent service from J&R in New York City (over the Internet). The camera has gotten very good reviews.
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BA787
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:51 am

I have a maximum of £250

Not much, just want a decent camera to use for some amatuer photography and trip reports

Tom
 
azza40
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:50 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 11):
I have a maximum of £250

Fuji s5600 cost £199 for me, and has done me proud!

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BA787
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RE: Cheap, Decent Camera

Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:26 pm

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 12):

Cheers, thats my sort of pricing lol

Tom

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