Advice On A Digital Camera

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TomKease, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. TomKease macrumors member

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    Hi Guys...

    I was looking to get a new camera for taking pictures from a distance.

    I want good pics, say if i was at a concert and at a distance.

    I want good pics, say if i was at a graduation and outside in the stands.

    I want good pics, say if i was at a distance in general.

    I have a cannon 870is and a sony t700 and both kinda lose light in the pic at a distance.

    i was looking at getting Canon SD 110is

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=144&modelid=17480

    Any advice or suggestions

    TK
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I'd get one with 18 or 24x optical. Nikon or Panasonic make them among others.
     
  3. TomKease thread starter macrumors member

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    The only thing is....

    i didnt wanna get a big camera...

    i think they are called SLR cameras...the one with the exchangable lenses.

    i was looking for more of a compact camera...or slightly bigger than my canon 870.

    Thanks for your suggestion..

    TK.
     
  4. bking1000 macrumors 65816

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    Panasonic TZ5 (now the new TZ7) or the upcoming Canon SX200 or the old SX110
     
  5. TomKease thread starter macrumors member

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    I really like that Canon SX 200...

    the panasonic t25 is great looking...

    i was origally looking at the sx 110....

    Thanks for the help...

    Next..can anyone suggest a bargain site for camera's?

    TK
     
  6. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Panasonic Lumix cameras are consistently good across most of their line. I've heard very good things about the Panasonic DMC-FZ28 10MP 20x optical zoom. It's what you want for super long shots or even closeups. It's a tad more expensive than the sx110is, but cheaper and very comparable to the Canon SX10 IS.

    Stay away from the sx110, I had it for 3 weeks and liked the menus. I didn't like the fact there was no viewfinder, just that bigass LCD. Not so good if you're out in the bright sun... :eek: but in the end I returned it because of its serious problem with noise in normal indoor lighting. ANY shots I tried to take without flash had terrible noise (graininess). I'd had very good Canon cameras on the past, but the unit I had just wasn't up to Canon standards I don't think. I tried compensating by lowering the iso all the way and adjusting exposure, but couldn't beat it.
     
  7. TomKease thread starter macrumors member

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  8. Unii macrumors newbie

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    That site has been deemed a scam site. there is a forum post about it here.
     
  9. bking1000 macrumors 65816

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    Listen to David G. There are too many scam sites out there.

    You could add to his list jandr and there's another one in the mid-west, but the list of on-line trusted vendors is shorter than the list of on-line scammers.
     
  10. gkarris macrumors 604

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    You'll be shooting in higher ISO - so avoid Panasonic P&S. Very noisy above ISO 400.

    Go with at least a Four-Thirds system. Olympus has a compact SLR (E-410) and it's awesome. Panasonic has a Micro Four-Thirds SLR that's very small as well.

    I understand there are P&S cameras under development that use the Four-Thirds format as well...
     
  11. TomKease thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks...

    Thanks again for all your help...

    i think ill be looking at the panasonic zt5.

    and the websites were great....

    if you have any more advice...

    ill definantly take it...


    TK
     

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