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Best camera

Postby svh1208 » Fri May 23, 2014 3:46 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking for a camera to take on my trip across America.
Ideally I would like a camera with good zoom and a panoramic function, which isn't too heavy to carry around. Good battery life and a decent size memory would be an advantage but are not essential as I am willing to buy extra memory cards etc.
Budget wise, up to £250.
I'm a bit of a camera novice so all of the above may be unrealistic but any help would be much appreciated :)

Thanks!
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Re: Best camera

Postby TravelFun » Mon May 26, 2014 6:39 pm

I have the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS with 14xOptical Zoom...it's small and has a great zoom. Do check it out and maybe look at the latest version.
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Re: Best camera

Postby melissadacruz » Mon May 26, 2014 10:12 pm

A Sony Nex may be a good choice, I have one and it takes amazing pictures!! http://www.luminous-landscape.com/revie ... nex5.shtml

I also have a Canon T3i, which is pretty big, so Im not sure if I should big the smaller Sony or my Canon…. Tips are welcome..anyone? lol
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Re: Best camera

Postby markmol » Tue May 27, 2014 6:34 pm

which ever camera you get, do yourself a favour & do a camera course to learn all about using your camera properly.
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Re: Best camera

Postby sheeshoo » Fri May 30, 2014 12:52 pm

A good easy-to-use compact camera with great zoom, image stabilization, wifi connectivity, video and more is this one - http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMC-ZS35W

I've used Panasonic Lumix cameras for years and really like them. Check out their other cameras.
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Re: Best camera

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:45 am

There is no "best" camera for everything.

Use online sources like Digital Photography Review (http://www.dpreview.com/) and Digital Camera Review (http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/) to read about the different models you are considering.

In general, I find the best camera is the one you have at hand and know how to use. I have taken great and not-so-great pictures with my Canon A2200, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Canon EOS T2i. For what you described, I rather like the Lumix DMC-ZS30 as it's really small, can be recharged via USB cable (couple Li-Ion power packs and you're good-to-go for a LONG time) and the 20x zoom is equivalent to a 480mm lens. The only problem is it doesn't do RAW -- but most people don't care about that.

Whatever you do, pay more attention to the glass used than the "features" on the camera. It's easier to stitch photos together into a panorama than make up for bad glass.
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