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mhthegoblin
post Jul 15 2010, 05:06 PM
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Hi,

I'm after a digital camera. Doesn't have to be too special beyond a) a high resolution (12MP minimum) and cool.gif reliable and likely to last a while. I'm looking into this - http://ubuyhardware.com/p~p-1848567000~b-4...a---Silver.aspx - do you guys think it'd be appropriate? Any suggestions of an alternative?

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post Jul 15 2010, 05:52 PM
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Polaroid cameras are good for pictures that you don't want to get developed.
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post Jul 15 2010, 07:56 PM
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How much are you willing to spend?

Also is there a reason it has to be 12MP minimum? Some cameras that have 10-11MP can produce much sharper images for a much cheaper price. Also, have you looked at the prices of D-SLRs. You could most likely pick up a Canon D-SLR for the same price as that one you posted, and it could produce much better photographs.

Here's a decent low price D-SLR:
http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?h...0CAcQ8wIwADgA#p

Also Nikon do low price D-SLR's too. Look in to it.

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post Jul 15 2010, 09:43 PM
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post Jul 15 2010, 11:16 PM
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NEVER Buy a Point and Shoot based on the Megapixel. It's simply a marketing gimick which sadly leads people into. People relate higher numbers to better pictures. A 6 megapixel Nikon D40 DSLR will walk all over that point and shoot due to one thing. The quality of the lens. Lenses make the best pictures, not the megapixel. A 12 Megapixel camera will only be useful if you plan on printing in A3 or bigger (Which I doubt you will do with a Point and Shoot anyway).

Don't follow that gimmick of Megapixel.


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post Jul 16 2010, 02:42 PM
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Dup had good advice. I do photography part time for a living. If you want quality, and youre willing to spend a little more get a dslr (either canon or nikon) if you end up going with a point and shoot style camera, get a canon. (best image sensors for the cash)

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post Jul 16 2010, 07:20 PM
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^ I can't stand Canon cameras (no reason, personal preference) - but he's got it right.


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post Jul 16 2010, 08:03 PM
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Nikon have the best Point and Shoot. Canon have the best Budget DSLR and Nikon have the best pro-range DSLR range.


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post Jul 22 2010, 07:15 PM
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Thanks for all the replies smile.gif

As for the high MP, I do a lot of cropping - but I would settle with a high-quality 10MP camera, say.
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post Jul 23 2010, 08:41 AM
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Cropping doesn't need higher MP's, I can crop a better quality image from my D40 (which has only 6mp) than I can from my 8mp Sony compact at the same level under the same circumstances. Read a plethora of camera reviews before buying any camera and you won't go wrong.


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post Jul 23 2010, 11:32 PM
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Unless you enlarge the crop. But there's a simple answer to this. I'll tell you the trade secret if you promise not to tell anyone! ANYONE!









Get closer to what you're taking the picture off.


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post Jul 24 2010, 11:05 AM
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Even enlarging the crop I'd still pick up the D40's one than my Sony's one.

Fuck off you nut job, I want to stand a mile away and get crisp detail on your face. Your mum called the police last time I got closer to my subject. Your balls.


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post Jul 24 2010, 09:48 PM
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My Nikon D200 has 10.2 Megapixel so I'm fine for anything really lol. Although with DSLR's the main importance is the ISO peformance of a Camera's sensor.

To the OP. The Nikon D3 has a 12.1 Megapixel camera. That camera shows how Megapixel means bugger all. A 3k Body, and the ISO goes to around 102,000. That is the most important thing in a camera. Just ignore the Megapxiel capabilities of a camera.


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