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Digital cameras

Discussion in 'Cameras and Photography' started by porkar, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

    Oh my gosh, you don't know?
    Let's pick this conversation up in the auto thread where I ask "whats the best car? I wanna buy one."
     
  2. voltesv

    voltesv Well-Known Member

    googled it and none came up. im asking nicely. dont be a douche
     
  3. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

    Then I suggest the Fuji S602. Its the best camera.
     
  4. BudEWiser

    BudEWiser Active Member

    In all seriousness, it all depends on your budget.
    Anything in Panasonic's Lumix line is great, the more you spend the better the camera will be. I own one myself, so there is some bias to that recommendation. But the proof is in the pics. I'll upload one later.
    Canon and Nikon have some great point and shoots out there, but they also have some garbage marketed to people who only want the name, and to be able to push one button, not giving a crap about CA or low light noise.
    Look for the models that let you take control over the camera settings. Generally they are the higher end ones, and have better lenses built into them.
    And don't forget, read reviews, read reviews and read some more reviews. Remember that many of them are from people who are not photographers, so look for reviews from real professionals, but be careful. If their blogs keep going on and on about Nikon, and they are reviewing a $50 Nikon point and shoot, giving it 10 stars out of 5, it's likely they have been paid to give a good review.
     
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  5. ezepietro

    ezepietro (。◕‿◕。)

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  6. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

    Like I said... Fuji S602.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Satoru182

    Satoru182 New Member

    Its pretty old isn't? Quite cheap because its age but, could you elaborate on why you recommend it?
     
  8. BudEWiser

    BudEWiser Active Member

    http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/compact/ts5_ft5/index.html
    Mainly because it can take a beating and keep on ticking.
    And besides, if you ever want to make your own idol videos you sure will need something that can be dunked in the water for those shower/pool scenes, be rinsed off after getting lube all over it after them slip and slide scenes, and can take hitting the floor when she knocks it out of your hands as she says "Do what?!"
    Seriously though, I own an older model of this and it takes wonderful photos, especially macro shots. Fairly inexpensive for the quality you get in that package too.
     
  9. BudEWiser

    BudEWiser Active Member

    This is a full size crop of a pic I took with the older version of that Lumix camera.
    ISO 800, 1/30 sec, Flash fired, about 12 inches away from the circuit board in a fairly dark room (only other light was from my computer monitor at the time).
    While you can not read the numbers on the SMD components in that, under the conditions mentioned it is a great picture.
     

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  10. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

    Seriously, you might consider sticking with a Canon. And to give you a straight answer to your overly generalized question which deserved a douche-bag answer, there is no 'best' camera. It comes down to what you do. You should consider one of the Olympus PEN cameras. They're quick and responsive with very nice image quality.

    Want something cheaper, get the micro 4/3 Pentax camera. Great little device and snappy.

    I don't suggest any Nikon p&s's though since they are known for being laggy to store images even on the faster SD cards, plus they are sluggish to take photos. I love Nikon in the studio, but stay away from it on the street.
     
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  11. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    Generally, (There's that word again) Point and shoot cameras are the bottom of the barrel.. Lag from power on to first picture can be sh!tty..

    I started with the Besler Topcon Super D 35mm camera back in the day.. http://www.lomography.com/magazine/reviews/2009/03/27/the-beseler-topcon-super-d-a-battle-camera
    I still have it.. Never a glitch..
    These days, I selected Nikon as my primary digital SLR.. Two days ago, my new 5300 with WiFi and GPS arrived.. 24 Megapixel, 5 shot per second.

    I'm up to three Nikon's, and am shooting a wedding in Las Vegas July 4th..

    It's all fun and games until the bride drops her panties.. :)
     
  12. ezepietro

    ezepietro (。◕‿◕。)

    How much long can a battery last? a friend wants to sell me his old camera very cheap quite old (from 2003) yet it has a good image quality
    im wonder if there are still making batteries for older cameras
     
  13. BudEWiser

    BudEWiser Active Member

    I have a Canon DSLR that I bought in 2006 and it's batteries are still functioning quite well. I can still find aftermarket batteries for it on amazon and ebay.
    I would say that if it's a name brand and was a somewhat popular camera, or used the same battery as several different models, aftermarket batteries will be fairly easy to get. If it wasn't too popular, you might have some issues finding them.
     
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  14. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    Lithium Ion batteries are designed to have a limited number of charge cycles. (200 to 500 depending on Mfg.)
    If you discharge the battery every day, and then re-charge it, that's 365 per year.
    Aftermarket batteries can work well, but do your research, as some are crap..
    I try to use OEM batteries.
    Your mileage will vary..
     
  15. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    2016 Update.
    I just returned from Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, (C. E. S. to some) and the new Nikon D500 is on my shopping list for the March release date. Ten frames per Second for 200 shots (Amazing), and 4K video, WiFi of course and Bluetooth. What's not to like?
     
  16. Blood_Doll

    Blood_Doll Well-Known Member

    I've always been partial to Canon. Been using it my entire career. I use a 1D now.

    What was Canon's products like?
     
  17. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    In its annual refresh Canon has updated its 50x optical zoom SX range, with the SX540 HS offering a massive 24-1200mm equivalent zoom all from the one body.

    There's a 20.3-megapixel high sensitivity sensor, paired with the latest DIGIC 6 processor for the best low-light capability from the series yet. With a 100x digital zoom option, the extra resolution of this model compared to last year's SX530 comes in handy for cropped-in shots at the 2400mm equivalent.

    If you're looking for an affordable all-in-one with significant zoom then, and despite few differences to last years' model, the PowerShot SX540 HS is in with a shout thanks to its £300 price tag.
     
  18. Blood_Doll

    Blood_Doll Well-Known Member

    I will NEVER use a 24-1200mm lens. What's the minimum aperture, 16? :p And the camera shake would be ridiculous, no? Anything over 300mm, unless you're The Hulk, would cause camera shake. I'm not going to shlep around a monopod for a 24mm minimum lens.

    And, as a professional, I would also never use a Powershot.
     
  19. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    Sadly, that's the only updated camera Canon displayed.
     
  20. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    It's official, last night Nikon had the D5 D500 rollout, with demos in hand. That camera did not want to leave my hand. Amazing tech these days. The ISO on the D5 goes to 3.2 million. This means it will take a picture in a cave at midnight. The D500 only goes to 1.2 million. (Smaller sensor) My D500 will be arriving end of April. Both have WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, 4K video.. The D5 body is $6500 USD, the D500 body is $1995. I also ordered the new SB 5000 electronic flash system for $600..
    • Radio Control Advanced Wireless Lighting
    • Cooling System for 100 Consecutive Shots
    • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
    • Guide Number: 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm
    Don't hate me because I'm in Hollywood.. :)
     
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