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    06-24-2012, 10:58 PM
need recommendations for a good camera

We (as in me and my family) really need a new camera. We don't have a very big budget, so getting that lovely 500-700$ camera isn't possible. Or at least... I doubt i'd be able to talk my dad into it.

Maybe something in the 300$ range? 350$ is stretching it. Anyhow what would you recommend? It doesn't have to be fancy, but at least something that can take good quality pictures (btw what's the maximum zoom one can get for that price range?) and films pretty well too (hehe for my lessons there :P)

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    06-25-2012, 12:07 PM
Green Broke
The best all arounder I would say is the Cannon Powershot SX30 IS. It is AMAZING! Take fantastic video, and has a 35x also takes really great video and has some fun settings on it as well.

Here is some of my photography with it. I have more that are more like someone would take photos of there horse or anything like this.
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    06-25-2012, 02:41 PM
My sister just got a Samsung WB150F Smart Wi-Fi Digital Camera, its amazing!!! Oh, and below $200. Add in extra sd cards and such, probably aroung 200.
    06-25-2012, 03:31 PM
I have a Panasonic with a nice built in zoom. You can use it fully automatic or manual. I've had it several years and highly recommend it.

    06-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Wow I love the pictures from the cannon lilkitty! I will look into that one for sure.

Thanks also Missy May! Samsung seems to be making good stuff these past few years, and I love the price! ;)

And thanks to you too ozark, I completely forgot about Panasonic. In my head it's usually Cannon and Nikon I think about.

Thanks again guys, I will do a full research on all 3 and find what their prices are in my part of the planet. Keep em coming if you have more though!
    06-25-2012, 08:48 PM
Make sure you check out before buying anything. That is THE resource for all things digital camera related. Also, if you're looking for a camera with a good zoom try to get one with a higher OPTICAL zoom than a digital zoom. It's pretty much understood that a camera with a better optical zoom will produce better (zoomed in) photos than one with a digital zoom.
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    06-26-2012, 03:38 AM
Green Broke
I also want to state that I bought the cannon like 4 years ago for about 600$ so I am sure it is less then half that price now!
    06-26-2012, 05:01 AM
Originally Posted by lilkitty90    
the best all arounder I would say is the Cannon Powershot SX30 IS. It is AMAZING! Take fantastic video, and has a 35x also takes really great video and has some fun settings on it as well.

Here is some of my photography with it. I have more that are more like someone would take photos of there horse or anything like this.
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From what I know it is a discontinued model now, here in Australia anyway. But I am sure you can still pick something up second hand (even un-used possibly) off eBay etc. for a decent price.

Coming from an amateur... things to keep in mind with this one is that indoors, the picture quality isn't that great. Also, if you want to use burst mode, you can only do so in low light, which restricts zoom.

But otherwise, it is a really good camera. Fun, easy to use, and cheap!
Good luck!
    06-26-2012, 11:19 AM
Two friends of mine are very into photography (semi professional). Both of them have one of the Olympus tough series cameras and love them. They are shock, water, and dust proof. I have seen some of the pics from them and they are very good quality. I am actually planning on getting one myself as soon as my current camera dies.
    06-29-2012, 09:25 AM
Hey guys! As I realized that the best buy's and future shop's near me don't carry the wonderful camera's you recommended :(, I checked what they did have and then went to check reviews. I'll post a few and tell me what you prefer, judging from the quality of the company in general and the camera's features.

I found a fujifilm I really like, and it seems amazing but incredibly low priced, which puts me on my guard a little? It's originally 230$ (and now it's on sale for 180). Oh and in the review everything is right except that the camera at Best buy is a 26X optical zoom and not 30X.

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 14MP Digital Camera (Black) 16124248 B&H

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