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Old 06-11-2013, 09:45 PM
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Default Camera Advice.

So, I've come to the conclusion that I won't be able to swing a DSLR for a while... so I want to find a point and shoot that takes decent quality pictures.

We have one of these: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pro...omfortLongZoom at work, and I love it.

Any thoughts? I thought it took decent quality pictures and it was super light and easy to carry around. Or, other suggestions for a higher quality p/s? Thanks!

ETA: http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs...%20Cameras_BMM is the one we have at work. Whoops!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:54 PM
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What's your budget?
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:59 PM
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What's your budget?
I would like to stay below $350.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:14 PM
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Hmm you could easily get a decent used DSLR for that price. I got my Canon Rebel XT body and kit lens for $250 via Adorama and KEH. It's a great starter DSLR!
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I have a Nikon d40 I'll be selling as soon as I find an upgrade. If the one I offered to pick up tomorrow is still available it'll be then. It'll just be the body though.
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If you decide not to take the above suggestions (which I also second!) I would go Canon PowerShot over Nikon Coolpix any day. I LOVED my Canon before I got my DSLR. The zoom is fantastic, and learning how to play around with the manual settings was easy, too.

For a P&S, I'm pro Canon all the way.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:35 PM
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Hmm you could easily get a decent used DSLR for that price. I got my Canon Rebel XT body and kit lens for $250 via Adorama and KEH. It's a great starter DSLR!
If I could find a nice used DSLR, I would so go with that. However, nobody seems to have anything decent used around here that is actually reasonably priced. Maybe Chaz will find me a good hookup.

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I have a Nikon d40 I'll be selling as soon as I find an upgrade. If the one I offered to pick up tomorrow is still available it'll be then. It'll just be the body though.
Hmm... We may have to talk about that. I will shoot you a PM.

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If you decide not to take the above suggestions (which I also second!) I would go Canon PowerShot over Nikon Coolpix any day. I LOVED my Canon before I got my DSLR. The zoom is fantastic, and learning how to play around with the manual settings was easy, too.

For a P&S, I'm pro Canon all the way.
Good to know! Thanks!
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I loved my Sony Cybershot point and shoot!
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I will also second staying away from the nikon coolpix, i havent found one yet that I like.

My favourite point and shoot is my Pentax WG-2 http://www.pentaximaging.com/digital...Vermillion_Red its water proof, dirt proof, cold proof, and well Tina proof, I LOVE this thing! I have taken it and jumped into the Caribbean, went floating down a river in Jamaica, put it in the ocean in Cabo, and taken pictures inside my fish tank LOL.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:23 PM
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I will also second staying away from the nikon coolpix, i havent found one yet that I like.

My favourite point and shoot is my Pentax WG-2 http://www.pentaximaging.com/digital...Vermillion_Red its water proof, dirt proof, cold proof, and well Tina proof, I LOVE this thing! I have taken it and jumped into the Caribbean, went floating down a river in Jamaica, put it in the ocean in Cabo, and taken pictures inside my fish tank LOL.
That would be an awesome camera for horseback riding. Lol!
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