What makes a camera good?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Pathfinder55, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

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    What should you look at when your buying a camera or what makes one good? Could you suggest a couple digital cameras that are in a good price range, and that are half way decent?
     
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  3. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Digital? Does that answer the question?
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    No. How the camera will be used (light travel, candids, action photography, etc.)
     
  5. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    No. Are you looking for a dSLR? A Point-and-shoot? What type of camera?
     
  6. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry kinda new to photography, but most just taking pics on vacations and some action photography, but not much at all.
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    Choose one:

    - Small
    - Fast and better image quality
     
  8. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Probably Fast and Better image quality, I wouldnt want a small and crapy one, but I still dont want to pay alot.
     
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  10. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    um probably under 200
     
  11. cube macrumors G5

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    Cheapest DSLR kit is $400 (K100D), so you'll have to settle for point and shoot (but you can choose one that has manual and priority modes).
     
  12. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is DSLR and point and shoot?
     
  13. cube macrumors G5

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    DSLR = Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex)

    point & shoot = compact
     
  14. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Judging by this question, I'd wager the OP is looking for a nice little Canon/Sony P&S :)
     
  15. cube macrumors G5

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    Below $200 I would consider:

    - Canon A540
    - Fujifim F650
    - Samsung S850 (more megapixels compensated by bigger sensor)

    Not much more relatively current with priority modes according to
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare.asp
     
  16. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awsome thanks everyone!
     
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    This guy doesn't sound like he needs anything else. ;)
     
  19. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    The person behind it.
     
  20. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here is another question what is fps? This is probably a really dumb question.
     
  21. netdog macrumors 603

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    In answer to the OPs original question, I would have to say GLASS.
     
  22. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a

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    FPS mean frames per second, i.e., how many shots are taken in a one second interval. It's useful for sports photography, among others.

    You're getting some good advice here, as well as some pretty snarky comments. It'll help us a lot if you try to be as detailed with your needs as you can be.

    What kind of photos will you take? Is this for daily snapshots, or more "serious" photography? Is the size of camera important to you? What's your max budget, etc.

    You've answered some of these questions already, but the more information you give us the better advice we can give in return, as well as avoid some of the abuse you're receiving :)
     

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