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Camera for a Novice

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by NGT ANGL, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    Can anyone recommend a decent inexpensive digital camera with a fairly good shutter speed? I know absolutely nothing about cameras, don't need a lot of "bells and whistles" and don't want to spend a lot of money. Thanks to any and all who can help!
     
  2. 17roses

    17roses Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    Thank you so much 17roses! There are just so many types out there and even after reading consumer reviews, I was still scratching my head! Thank you again! Susan
     
  4. WTB Seramas

    WTB Seramas Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Fuji finepix an I've gotten some pretty shots off it!
     
  5. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    Thank you WTB Seramas! Going to look at it online now!
     
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I have a sony cybershot and it is a good little camera for it's price (under $200). I also like Olympus's UZ cameras. They are a step up from your normal point and shoots but the zoom is incredible. I think I paid between $300 and $400 for that camera.
     
  7. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    Thanks Chickerdoodle13! Going to look at the Sony Cybershot and thank you for responding to my post! I knew if I asked on BYC, you would all come to my aide! The Olympus sounds really nice, especially the zoom feature, but to start off I just wanted something cheaper! This will be my holiday gift to myself and at this point, I am pretty broke from spending on everyone else!!![​IMG]
     
  8. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would buy from a place with a good return policy! Then if you don't like it you are not stuck with it.


    If you are going to take pictures of moving targets, kids-dogs-etc, it is going to be more of a challenge with a cheaper point and shoot style camera. They take a second to focus and in that second the target will have moved. If you focus on a certain place (say on the lawn for an example) and wait for the subject to run in to that spot you might have better luck.

    But, I would look for a camera with the best Optical zoom, digital zoom is what you can do after on your computer when you crop the image.

    And as always, I would stick with a bigger name in cameras, I have a panasonic-lumix I keep in my purse, it even does video.
     
  9. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    Quote:Wow - Thanks Carols Clucks for the tips! My desire for a camera really does stem from trying to get a picture of a chicken!! I was trying to take a pic of my silkie the other evening and could not get a good, clear pic to save my life! In large part, it was the camera that we have - which is cheaper than cheap - and in larger part, it is me not knowing how to take a picture! I would like to have a camera and since you use a panasonic, I will look at that one as well as the others that have been recommended by folks. Thank you SO much for the tips and advice!! Susan
     
  10. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try with your camera again, use the "sports" mode, that should get you the fastest shutter speed.
     

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