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A Good Camera? (Pure Vanity)
None | 11/19/2012 | Patrick1

Posted on 11/19/2012 9:33:03 AM PST by Patrick1

What is a good camera to buy for a reasonable price that will take pictures of people, posing, athletic events etc, that is easily postable to a website or facebook?


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1 posted on 11/19/2012 9:33:11 AM PST by Patrick1
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To: Patrick1; SWAMPSNIPER

Your expertise is needed, SS. :-)


2 posted on 11/19/2012 9:36:26 AM PST by lysie
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To: Patrick1
There are trade offs. A camera well suited for outdoor sports events may have limited use for indoor use.

How much do you want to spend?

3 posted on 11/19/2012 9:38:47 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The camera you choose won’t have any effect on posting, most cameras now come with basic editing software so you can resize images.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 9:41:13 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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Couple hundred? Indoor more than outdoor for sure.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 9:42:06 AM PST by Patrick1 (“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”)
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Get the Can 60D with the 18-135 lens.
A bit heavy but it does everything you could want.

I'd also suggest the Canon Speedlite 430 EX II flash.

6 posted on 11/19/2012 9:44:16 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Patrick1

A digital one.

My monitor is completely screwed from pasting my film pictures to Facebook, and nobody seems to be able to see them!


7 posted on 11/19/2012 9:45:00 AM PST by NonLinear (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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I followed the advice from a previous camera thread and got a Canon PowerShot A2300 HD.

The delay between button-press and picture-snap is irritating as hell.

It takes good pictures unless you’re trying to capture a specific instant.

$115.00 online.


8 posted on 11/19/2012 9:45:26 AM PST by humblegunner
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I have been reviewing here
9 posted on 11/19/2012 9:46:11 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Patrick1

Just make sure it has a viewfinder and not just the LCD screen.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 9:47:58 AM PST by babygene
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To: lysie

Canons are great.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 9:48:58 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Patrick1

Go on craigslist and buy a used one and save a ton of money. Anything Canon, Nikon or Sony digital should do fine.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 9:51:02 AM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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13 posted on 11/19/2012 9:52:28 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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I'll do some research on what is currently hot.

Are you likely to be shooting sports events at all?

Cameras with a lot of zoom don't usually have good low light capability.

14 posted on 11/19/2012 9:53:04 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: Patrick1

cnet.com and other (many good) review sites. Relying on anecdotes on an Internet forum is like asking here what is best brand of gasoline.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 9:53:33 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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I have a Panasonic DMC-Z57 that I love, and it cost about $265 two Christmases ago. It has a Leica lens without the high price. After I take the photos I use the cord that came with it to transfer the photos to my PC via the USB cable. Then I can upload to Facebook or another website for sharing with family & friends (I use Dropbox for that).

The camera takes excellent (crisp and clear) photos of all types of scenarios, indoor, at night, sunny, etc. I can use the flash or not. It has GPS capability if I want it. I bought an extra battery so I can change it out when the old one is drained, then recharge that first one for the next use.

I can’t say enough good things about it! Love my camera!


16 posted on 11/19/2012 9:54:35 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Can’t get one for 200 bucks!


17 posted on 11/19/2012 10:07:37 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Canon is like everything else, there are some bad ones.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 10:08:55 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: Newbomb Turk

If you’re going to buy used buy from KEH and get a good warranty.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 10:10:17 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: lysie

I’m a camera nut, so I’ll bite. My two, non-SLR, compact cameras:

For when I’m walking - Fuji X10: high end point & shoot with pro quality image quality. RAW, jpegs, HD videos.

For when I’m snowboarding, surfing, snorkeling, & watching hurricanes - Olympus TG-1: (mostly)waterproof/crush proof/drop proof, jpegs & videos.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 10:10:31 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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