(Closed) Buying a New Camera…Suggestions?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with @jo.lee and second her recommendation – I love my Canon Power Shot.  I got it as an upgrade from my small point and shot Canon.  I take it to concerts and am able to get amazing shots where my old one had some issues with concert lighting.  I am just a casual photographer but get a lot of comments on the quality of my pics.  My brother use to be a Canon guy but recently went to Nikon and loves his SLR (though admitted its a pain at times). 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsPinkPeony: I was just going to suggest the Canon S95 and saw User did too! I own 3 pro DSLRs but when I’m on vacation and just want to take photos for fun and not work I take the Canon S95. A lot of really great features for a point and shoot. It’s so nice to have a camera that fits in my pocket once in awhile! =)

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

@MrsPinkPeony: I’m paranoid too. A few months ago someone broke into a condo in our area- every time I leave the house I’m a little paranoid. I hide my equipment throughout our unit.

 I used to take stock photos for dealerships- several destroyed camera later, I decided canon was the mot durable. My picks: canon powershoot SD1300IS (dropped this camera quite a bit- never broke!). I love canon, but I’m thinking about the waterproof Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you will only use your dslr in auto mode, I would save my money and get a point and shoot. Photos taken on my dslr in auto look like point and shoot photos…photos taken in manual are a lot better! If you want to learn manual, dslr. If not, point and shoot.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You can get a hybrid of the DSLR and P+S, some sites call them Compact System Cameras.  They’re good because they aren’t very big and bulky like SLR cameras but you can interchange the lens for more options.

The only issue is that they are costly, almost as much as an SLR and not a lot of the “big players” (Nikon, Canon) are in that market.  Sony dominates that market and has the best product out there.

Best Buy has the full range of Sony Compact System Cameras if you want to research it.

Personally – I have a Nikon SLR and a Canon P+S and I love the Canon way better and am considering an upgrade to a Canon SLR.  I don’t take pro pics but I like the quality of the SLR.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’ve always had Sony point and shoots and never had a problem with them. As of yesterday, I am the owner of a Nikon D3100 and already I think it’s awesome! I don’t think I’d want to take it to the beach or somewhere that I’d stress about it disappearing but it is great!

Post # 23
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just got a panasonic lumix zs8 and I loooove it!  It’s a little bigger than the tiny little canon SD or nikon point and shoots but it has some manual features so you have more control over settings and the baby is a super wide angle 24mm with 16x optical zoom.  Its not quite pocketable, but still small and can slip into any purse.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee

Awesome post because I too am looking to upgrade my camera. I’ve had it for 6 years and it’s showing its age 🙁 I am looking for a point and shoot though. This is my old camera. Ouch, it’s been out for a while. I think I would stay with Canons. I am a pretty average user. I don’t know any programs, I don’t want to mess with settings and I would love to take pictures like the one’s Mrs. Hamster took on her honeymoon. I wonder if I can do those with a point and shoot? I really love those pictures 🙂

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

Did you get a camera yet?

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have a Nicon D3100 and it’s really great. It makes amazing pics, does hd video. Well, everything we ever need from the camera is there

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

@kate169:  This makes absolutely no sense


kate169 (message)    May 21, 2011   Hampton Roads, Va

If you will only use your dslr in auto mode, I would save my money and get a point and shoot. Photos taken on my dslr in auto look like point and shoot photos…photos taken in manual are a lot better! If you want to learn manual, dslr. If not, point and shoot.

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