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Looking for a good camera..one that takes professional looking pictures.

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I have a kodak easyshare one and its good but doesnt take the best pics. Would like a good camera that takes good..professional looking pics.....doesnt have to be small just one that has a good zoom a…
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I have a kodak easyshare one and its good but doesnt take the best pics. Would like a good camera that takes good..professional looking pics.....doesnt have to be small just one that has a good zoom and brilliant picture quality.Any help pls??!!
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
What sort of price range are you looking at?
banned#2
you want to pop into the photo thread, they all good guys in there, will help you out without any arsey comments

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/316791/show-us-your-photos-2009/?p=5262352#post5262352
#3
not sure..nothing too expensive...how much do good cameras cost..lol
#4
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5592049/Trail/searchtext%3EDIGITAL+CAMERA.htm

Not a super camera but easy to use and a good deal at the moment.

It's available in Black or Silver.

I bought one at the weekend and took these snaps..

[IMG]http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr44/251208/190509005.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr44/251208/190509006.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr44/251208/190509003.jpg[/IMG]

Depends what you want the camera for and how much you want to spend really. :-D
#5
mamamia7;5262358
not sure..nothing too expensive...how much do good cameras cost..lol

There's no real answer to this - a Nikon D3X offers incredible image quality and is the choice of many professionals currently however starting at 5,000 pounds for the body and 1,000 pounds per lens I suspect that's not what you're looking for.

SLRs are a big step up from compact cameras in terms of image quality however even the entry level models are still relatively expensive (around 240 pounds) and you need to add lenses, flashes etc. Additionally this type of camera setup is neither small or light which can make it undesirable.

In terms of compact cameras there's none that really offer brilliant image quality as they're limited by their comparatively small sensors, their noise levels are far higher and you can't get the shallow depth of field (where the background is out of focus) you can with a larger sensor.

If you can give us a rough idea of the pricerange you're thinking of then we can give you better recommendations although I suspect the camera you want doesn't exist (or anything like it)

John
#6
we have a Panasonic Lumix we bought it last july/aug ?? for about £300 i think ?? (how can you tell hubby bought it haha )

they probs cheaper now and its brilliant really sharp clear pics im really happy with :)
#7
I have to say it is not the camera that takes professional looking pictures but the person pressing the button.

I bet a good photographer could take a better picture on a cheap camera than a poor photographer could on a good camera.
#8
£400-600 including lenses for semi-prof?
#9
fuji finepix s1000 recon is only £95.99 from the fuji site,hubbys mate has one and it takes great pics,bil has a canon dslr and hubby has a sony alpha,both cost loads and they both want the fuji finepix
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5591040/Trail/searchtext%3EFUJI+FINEPIX.htm
#10
Just got my daughter a Fuji s1000 camera from Argos. Has alot of the features of an SLR camera but not the price. Only paid $117.00 for it. Looks and works great. Hope this gives you a good guideline to look. :thumbsup:
#11
FUJI make good compact zooms, for around £ 100 ( bargain )

my slr of choice = Olympus ( best lens, best value )

super compact = panasonic, sony , olympus,

avoid tat like praktica and other riff raff
#12
kippy;5262510
£400-600 including lenses for semi-prof?


I'd say 600-700 pounds per lens for a semi-professional.

John
#13
Johnmcl7;5262428
In terms of compact cameras there's none that really offer brilliant image quality.


Bit of a sweeping statement that isn't it?

There are many compact cameras that take excellent quality images. A good starting point perhaps would be to have a look here.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html
#14
cats
FUJI make good compact zooms, for around £ 100 ( bargain )


Argos have these for under £70 at the moment.

I posted a link earlier and examples of what they take. :thumbsup:
#15
Johnmcl7;5262605
I'd say 600-700 pounds per lens for a semi-professional.

John


The lens I use cost near on £600 brand new; although it has been extremely well used since purchase.
#16
I think the op is just looking for a decent point and shoot

have a look at the fuji range on their website shop, they have some good refurb deals too.
#17
Panasonic FZ-18
#18
Kellogg;5262612
Bit of a sweeping statement that isn't it?

There are many compact cameras that take excellent quality images. A good starting point perhaps would be to have a look here.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html


It's not a sweeping statement, it's entirely factual based on extensive use of compact cameras and SLRs. I currently have one of the best (if not the best) compact cameras in the form of the Panasonic LX3 which for its size is very good but it pales in comparison even to a basic SLR. Compact cameras may take good quality images in good light (as do camera phones) but even at base ISOs the effect of noise and the usual reduction systems which soften the image are visible. Out of the bright sunlight compacts suffer more and more as their small sensors offer extremely poor high sensitivity which means the image quickly comes apart either from the noise itself or the massive softening due to aggressive noise reduction software. The large sensor in an SLR allows them to produce very sharp noisefree images at base ISOs and even as they climb up to the high ISO's they can still keep sharp images with low levels of noise.

Another disadvantage of the small sensor is that the depth of field is always great which means you cannot produce the shallow depth of field shots which are favoured particularly for portrait shooting any many others. All compact cameras rely on contrast detect AF which aside from the G1/GH1 cameras (which are closer to SLRs that compacts) is slow in comparison to the very fast phase detect AF system SLRs employ. In addition to this compact cameras have small buffers (if at all) which they cannot empty quickly especially for raw writing which is normally painfully slow regardless of the memory card speed. SLRs in comparison have large buffers which can be flushed quickly to high speed memory cards.

Of course I'm not suggesting SLRs for everyone as they come with numerous disadvatnages of their own, aside from the cost they are large bulky devices especially if you shoot with high quality equipment. What I am saying is that you have to realise compact cameras do have limitations which you can't really work around, quite often people ask how to get a certain type of shot with their compact camera and I have to tell them they simply can't. It looked to me that the OP was asking a similar type of question, hence my response.

John
#19
Any the wiser now mamamia7? :roll:
#20
Without a pricerange it's impossible to make any proper recommendations, the intial post points to more of a bridge camera but depends on how much they're wanting to spend.

John
#21
Price-range needed
Am waiting for my Panasonic LX3 to arrive - an enthusiast compact camera, great picture quality for a compact
For image quality and functions, i'd recommend a Panasonic Lumix - Maybe the TZ7 which runs around £270
#22
jcampwala
Price-range needed
Am waiting for my Panasonic LX3 to arrive - an enthusiast compact camera, great picture quality for a compact
For image quality and functions, i'd recommend a Panasonic Lumix - Maybe the TZ7 which runs around £270


The LX3 is a great little camera, I hesitated over the price but decided to go for it especially after selling the LX2 would bring the cost down a bit. It's been well worth the money though as it really is a well thought out camera and I'm sure you'll be pleased with it as well.

John

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