Nikon coolpix S3300 have i bought a pig in a poke?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by madeirabhoy, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    did a wee bit of research before going to the shop and was going to get a sony cybershot 730. however the guy in the shop told me not to get it, that sony don't make great cameras and nikon and cannon are better. the only canon camera he had of same price was lower resolution so when i pointed this out he said to get the niknon coolpix, which was 99 euro. he was adamant it was a far better camera.

    so far in my limited use its fine but a lot of reviews on the internet say its a terrible camera. however on amazon most of the reviews are excellent.

    anyone got one or got an opinion? guess i could take it back if its going to make a big difference..
  2. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2007
    I would think that any current small camera by a major manufacturer will be much of a muchness unless you went a step up to something with a larger sensor, or chose something with a crazy zoom.

    I am a bit puzzled though, the only 'cybershot 730' I could find was this one but it's years old...?
  3. Doylem macrumors 68040


    Dec 30, 2006
    Wherever I hang my hat...
    1) Guys in shops recommend cameras that are in stock, or they know about.

    2) You've got the camera in your hand and you say it's "fine". Does it really matter what other people think?

    3) There will be better and worse cameras than the one you bought.

    4) Take it out, point it at something interesting and enjoy the results... :)
  4. madeirabhoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    no theres a 16 meg one

    i admit my main reason for favouring it was one of the colours was a rather cool looking green which is my football teams colour, however on explaining this to the guy in the shop i could see how daft a reason for choosing a camera it was.
  5. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    1. Take lots of pictures.
    2. Evaluate pictures.
    3. Is there a problem that's not due to the photographer?

  6. madeirabhoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    i will probably keep it, pain to take it back and im away on holiday saturday (hence buying the camera), but just wondered if anyone had experience of the camera.
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK


    And this.

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