First Camera, need help

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jskee, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. jskee macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2011
    Hey guys

    I need help choosing a camera, im currently using my dad's sony nex 3 and im about to go off to college. Im looking for a camera that can give image quality like the nex3 but more portable?

    I've been quite interested in photography for a while and i dont mind spending a bit for a good first camera. But im really not sure as to what camera I should get. Does anyone here have any suggestions?

  2. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    go with either a Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D.

    idk what is a bit, but these two will be great. It will cost you a bit of change, but it's worth every bit.

  3. stradale33 macrumors member


    Aug 27, 2010
    Agree with first reply if you want a DSLR.
    But you said you wanted portable, so I would suggest checking out the Canon G12 or the S95 (or newly released S100). That will give you lots of manual options, you can shoot in RAW and they are pretty small. I had a G11 (almost identical to the G12) it was to big for a jeans pocket but fine if I had a jacket. The S95 /100 is really small and actually has a faster lens.

    Check out some flickr groups for cameras you are considering to get an idea of what they are capable of.

    S95 group

    G12 group
  4. jskee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2011
    Thanks for the input guys, i not too keen on the 5d or d7000, it just seems too big to bring to college. The s95 and the g12 sounds great. What do you guys think about the fuji x10
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    The Fuji

    Is a great camera Ive used their stuff over the years....MUCH underrated!

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