originally posted by: Diabolical1972
a reply to: recrisp
Thanks. No I'm not going go pro. However, I do like taking pictures and after seeing what brother camera can do, I want one now. lol
I was not thinking that you really were trying to go pro, but I was going for the top to bottom.
A few years ago I bought my wife a Canon Powershot, (I don't remember which now) but I was really, REALLY disappointed in it, it needed a lot of light
to take just an average picture. Maybe they have come a long way since, so I would definitely do some research first. Not long afterwards I sold it, I
sure didn't need it, and she ended up not even being interested, so...
Whichever camera you feel you want go and do a search on Google and see what the reviews are like. I like to go to Amazon and read their reviews
because not only do you get to actually see the camera, you see the price too, plus, if people hate it, or love it, they don't hold back, they will
let you know. Of course, you need to read between the lines, some people are never happy no matter what.
Your main problem to overcome will be low-light situations and noise, noise comes from low-light for the most part, so a grainy shot is never good.
Another good place to go is Flickr, you can type in whichever camera you are interested in and see the results right there. Learn to understand what
EXIF is, that is the internal settings that will show you what was used in a particular shot. Flickr has that on the right of each shot, that is, if
the photographer allows it to be seen, some don't like that being shown, for some reason.
Here's a link to Flickr, play around on it when you have the time, you should learn a lot, plus, it may help you decide on what camera you might need
by looking at other people's shots. Try to only look at any pictures on a computer, I wouldn't look at any on a phone, that will not let you see what
you really need to see. All depending on what you are after, of course.
Here's some shots I have that are on there if you care to see, they are not from a a bridge type camera such as what you probably want though.
(It appears that the link to mine doesn't allow it to be shown here for some reason, it doesn't matter anyway, just use the first one and you can see
a lot of people's stuff)
Personally, if I were just getting into a cameras I'd search for all of the information on the Sony 900 that I could stand, that is a really good
Also, I have sold a LOT of camera equipment on Craigslist, (I don't where you are in the world though) Facebook also has a lot of places that you can
buy a camera on too.
Personally I bought a LOT of new-ish camera stuff (cameras and lenses) on a Canon forum, you can buy good stuff that is at a really low price. You can
save hundreds if not thousands (all depending) on stuff in a place where the people are known and won't rip you off. Although I have bought a lens on
e-Bay before I don't feel at all comfortable doing it, I trust the camera forums a lot more. Not to say that there aren't people on forums that try
and get you, there is, but it's few and far between, plus always buy from someone that has been there a while and has a good reputation.
It pays to take a little time and learn what to do, when to do it, and, where to do it, and asking here is like expecting a good cheeseburger bought
at an Asian restaurant. Asking at a place that only deals with photographic information is the best way to go. (My opinion, of course!)
Good luck on whatever you end up with.
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