Preferred Point and Shoot camera for Mac

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by abamct021, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. abamct021 macrumors newbie

    abamct021

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    Is there a preferred manufacturer for Mac Computers when it comes to point and shoot cameras? I am new to Mac and on a steep learning curve.

    I am looking to purchase a new point and shoot camera and am looking at the following manufacturers (no specific order): Canon, Nikon or Sony. I am looking at a budget of $200 - $300.

    Can anyone recommend a camera or website to help me make this decision.

    Thank you

    (I LOVE MY :apple:)
     
  2. macunwired macrumors member

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    www.dpreview.com

    They have great reviews of all cameras... as far as compatibility with your Mac, you don't have to worry about that at all. Any of the cameras you are looking at will be fine. You will probably want to use iPhoto to manage your photo library. Here is a link to some great Apple tutorials:
    http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#iphoto

    At the high end of your budget are some fun underwater cameras... you don't get as much quality from them for the same price as non underwater cameras, but if you see yourself using the camera in wet situations, it might be worth looking at:
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q209waterproofgroup/

    My personal favorite pro camera manufacturer is Canon. For point and shoot it is usually a tie between Canon and Nikon.

    Have fun!
     
  3. MrMojoRising macrumors newbie

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    I'm rather partial to the Canon point and shoots myself. I have had a G9 for about a year and just bought an SD880is.

    The few Nikon point and shoots I've handled have all seemed to operate very slowly and have more complex menus and harder to operate controls, although that's just my subjective opinion.

    My girlfriend has a Sony point and shoot and while it takes nice pictures, it had to be returned for service. Also, Sonys use their memory stick cards which I believe are proprietary. Canon and Nikon point and shoots use SD/SDHC memory cards which are pretty much universal until you get into professional grade DSLRs that use the larger Compact Flash cards.
     
  4. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    The gf has a new Sony p&s, the interface is a pain in the rear to learn! I'd go Canon, Nikon, or Olympus.
     
  5. virtuosity macrumors member

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    well - i'll put a shout in for the Fuji FinePix f50 fd - 12Mp camera - i bought mine for about £120 - absolutely superb...

    :)
     
  6. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    If you have one of the new MacBook Pro's (the ones with the small slot on the side instead of a bigger door covered slot) you will want an SD camera. Any camera with a removable card will work fine with Macs.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Can you name a P&S camera with removable storage other than SD these days? I can't.
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    Sony, of course.
     
  9. davegregory macrumors regular

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    I have a Panasonic LX3 for a point and shoot. It's a fantastic little camera. However, the RAW files it produces are not support by iPhoto or Aperture. They also can't be openned in Preview. So it's not a good buy if you don't have Adobe software. But I'm sure anything you get from Canon, Sony, or Nikon would work just fine.
     

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