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    Question Best camera for me?

    I want to get more serious in photography. I really like it a lot, and I photoshop a lot (Photomanipulation), but It won't be my job besides selling a few pictures here and there. I will probably be photographing a lot of things, but it will mostly be horses and equine sports(high speed). My price limit is $800, can be used. However, I really only want to spend $400-500, if I could get away with it. I am also into videography quite a bit and I like to make a whole bunch of videos, but I won't be so serious about it like photography. I know these are CAMERAS and not VIDEO CAMERAS, so I'm not expecting a lot.

    So I really wanted a canon rebel t2i. I like the video on it a lot, too. Do you think I should just get the rebel t2i? I will and can save up for it if it's really worth it.

    Now I'm thinking I might like a really nice point and shoot camera, but I have always wanted to get a DSLR.

    What cameras do you think would work for me? I just don't want to be disappointed with my purchase because I have high expectations and I really don't know that much about DSLR cameras.


    Thank you. ANY suggestions are awesome.

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    From reading your post, sounds like you're not sure yet which way to go.. point and shoot vs dslr.
    I would suspect that you might limit yourself with a point and shoot camera and would lean towards a dslr.
    As for the Canon rebel t2i you might want to compare it to a Nikon d90.
    As always, I suggest that you visit a good camera store where you can touch, feel and experiment with some cameras and narrow your choice down somewhat.
    Then come back here for plenty good advice.
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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by volks View Post
    From reading your post, sounds like you're not sure yet which way to go.. point and shoot vs dslr.
    I would suspect that you might limit yourself with a point and shoot camera and would lean towards a dslr.
    As for the Canon rebel t2i you might want to compare it to a Nikon d90.
    As always, I suggest that you visit a good camera store where you can touch, feel and experiment with some cameras and narrow your choice down somewhat.
    Then come back here for plenty good advice.
    Well I've been to the store, but they only have like 4 DSLR cameras sitting out to where you can handle them, and half of them have dead batteries when I want to try them. I like the way that the Canon Rebel felt in my hands and it was pretty easy, but Like I said, I might want something cheaper.

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    A DSLR is for people who want to CONTROL the exposure, control the results. If you want to just point and shoot, get, wouldn't ya know it, a point and shoot.

    If you get a DSLR and all you do is use automatic, your results won't be really great.

    Some other ones worth considering are the Sony Alpha NEX 3, the SLT A33, Nikon D90, and thats about it with video. Other great options without video are a used Canon 40D, 50D, or a used Sony A700,

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Sounds like you need to find a better camera store.
    High expectations and a limited budget don't go well together. Think this through carefully and try to perceive where you ultimately want to be with photography down the road.
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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by smitzel269 View Post
    . My price limit is $800, can be used. However, I really only want to spend $400-500,
    With a limited budget like yours I would buy the Canon G12 or Canon S95
    Main Gear :
    Nikon D3s, Nikon D2xs, Nikon D7000, Nikon D90.
    Nikon AF-S 12-24mm f/4G DX IF-ED,
    Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX,
    Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF ED,
    Nikon AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G IF ED Micro,
    Nikon AF 135mm f/2.0 D
    Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR ,
    Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED,
    Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR I ,
    Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II,
    Fuji X100, Canon S95, Lumix LX3.

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    yes, G12! Don't buy DSLR because the ones you can afford are not that great. Don't believe that all DSLR cameras are great with cheap kit lenses....cheap kit lenses can be really bad. Get the G12!

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    G12 is a good camera.

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    The Nikon P7000 is as good if not better than the G12, and less money.
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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Get a Leica IIIA.

    Ok the original poster is long gone...
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    Re: Best camera for me?

    It would be nice if posters would follow up and close their post when finished.
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    Nikon 55-200 VR II

    Keeping it light and simple.

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Hi,
    I think Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a cool camera.
    You can check out reviews of different cameras from realviewz.com, they have got pretty detailed reviews.

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Get a polaroid camera, from wal mart.
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    Re: Best camera for me?

    I’ve had Canon EOS 7D digital SLR a few weeks now, and I must say it is pretty fantastic! It’s fast, clear, and very rugged. Its 18.0 megapixel Canon-developed CMOS sensor captures superb image quality with low noise and natural colour . I would suggest this for you

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Good advice Charlie
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    Re: Best camera for me?

    yes what they said:thumbsup:

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by BJF View Post
    G12 is a good camera.
    yeS! good adive

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    New Here - Please Help

    I'm new here so I cant start a new Thread.

    Can anyone help me with the Video capability differences between these 2 cameras.

    Panasonic DMC-TS3
    Panasonic HM-TA20

    They are both all weather - one is a camera with Video capabilities and one is a point & shoot video camera.

    They both show full HD 1920 x 1080

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Hey everyone!
    i want to buy new camera for shoots of nature.. I have to say I know very little about photography but I keep going around taking pictures of anything that catches my eye..! So, give me idea of good brand!
    Seymour

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    I'm a beginner, i want to know what's the best for the beginners

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    i would choose a bridge camera for beginners

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    I would go for a simple Canon camera with manual control of shutter and aperture settings..

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anbesol View Post
    Get a polaroid camera, from wal mart.
    Probably a manual camera with control over shutter and aperture would be better than
    a polaroid..

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seymours View Post
    Hey everyone!
    i want to buy new camera for shoots of nature.. I have to say I know very little about photography but I keep going around taking pictures of anything that catches my eye..! So, give me idea of good brand!

    You want to go with Canon!! Best picture quality!!

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    Re: Best camera for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by dchesser16 View Post
    yes what they said:thumbsup:
    You have my vote as well!!

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