Good Camera - The Horse Forum

 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 09-30-2013, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 222
• Horses: 2
Good Camera

As some of you know, I currently use my phone for photography. I'm looking for a god beginner camera that still takes good quality photos. Any favorites? Thanks guys!

” You know you’re a horse person when you walk past someone and instead of saying ‘excuse me’ you poke them in the ribs and say ‘over’ “
MillieSantana is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 10-01-2013, 08:41 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: TX!
Posts: 257
• Horses: 1
I've really liked my Canon REBEL T3i...it takes awesome pics!
Its great that you want to get a quality camera from the beginning.
Those cheap cameras are made to just use like for ("maybe") three years and throw away(I call them throw aways)! You save more money getting a good one from the start! =)
Anyway I've really enjoyed this one....its awesome!!

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_9bmeqdatgi_b

"I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also."~Martin Luther~
ErinaStars is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 10-12-2013, 01:32 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 12,268
• Horses: 2
Any more, I was coming here to ask the same!
Golden Horse is online now  
post #4 of 11 Old 10-21-2013, 09:49 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Carlsbad, NM
Posts: 410
• Horses: 6
I have a Fuji Finepix 14 mega pixels, 24x superwide with digital zoom. I can get the craters on the moon and it takes good nature shots. I bought mine on sale for $150. The only drawback to this one as it does not have a rechargeable battery, so I do go through some AA batteries. I have included a couple of nature shots so you can see the quality:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF4065.jpg (103.9 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF4024.jpg (100.3 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF4028.jpg (101.9 KB, 41 views)

To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse."
Falcor74 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 11-06-2013, 02:55 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: TX!
Posts: 257
• Horses: 1
Wow! Nice pics...you sure yoy didn't get them from some photography website?? JK! Lol! Awesome

~Ivy~
Falcor74 likes this.

"I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also."~Martin Luther~
ErinaStars is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 11-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Carlsbad, NM
Posts: 410
• Horses: 6
Nope.... I have the prickers from the weeds to prove it, lol! My dream camera is a Canon EOS, but major $$$$$$. I also have an album on my profile marked "photography" that will give you some more ideas of what it can do.

To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse."
Falcor74 is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 11-06-2013, 03:09 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Posts: 7,109
• Horses: 3
All big cameras will give you a great picture, BUT, if you want to shoot pictures like you have been I suggest a pocket camera. I am in Love with the Nikon COOLPIX, and there are several models to choose from. You will pay from ~$99-~$200, and the holidays will have mega deals precisely bc people think that their phones are also a pocket camera. The COOLPIX stores gobs of pictures, is easy to download and it is much easier to pull out when the shot is "here and then gone." My friend loves her large Canon for posed and planned shots but decided to get a pocket camera to catch pictures her other camera misses when she has to assemble the lens and setup.
6gun Kid likes this.

A Jack and Three Queens, the latest book by James C. Dedman, Amazon.com
Hope that you fall in love with "Trot", like I did! http://www.horseforum.com/general-of...queens-617793/
Corporal is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 11-10-2013, 05:48 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 177
• Horses: 1
I have a Canon EOS T3 Rebel and I love it! You can use automatic settings or adjust them yourself, AND you can use manual/automatic focus apart from the other settings. (I use manual focusing, but automatic settings - I find that with point-and-shoot cameras, the focus gets worse and worse as the camera gets older until your pictures are worse quality than what you started with, but when you focus yourself, you don't have that problem! And you can still do the settings automatically, or manually if you prefer.) It's easy to use and understand; you can look through it or use the picture on the screen.

I think the T3i is probably similar, too. The only problem is the price...mine cost around $600-$800, I can't remember, but in my opinion, it's worth it!
ArabianGirl27 is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 12-15-2013, 06:44 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 784
• Horses: 1
I am with Corporal, for a beginner camera the Nikon one or Coolpix are hard to beat. My 70 year old father bought a Nikon One for a cruise him and my mother went on to Russia. He came back with a couple of hundred phenomenal pictures. This is a man that technology skipped, if you get my drift. He bitched and moaned about the death of the old Kodak 110's. Several of his pictures of the Winter Palace could have been postcards. My mom has the Coolpix but most of her pictures include part of her thumb.

FYI, it is spelled W-H-O-A.

Last edited by 6gun Kid; 12-15-2013 at 06:48 AM.
6gun Kid is online now  
post #10 of 11 Old 12-15-2013, 07:30 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 303
• Horses: 0
Years ago, I bought my hubby a Canon EOS T1 Rebel... Even that one was not a beginner's digicam, but I am an experienced digital photographer so it was a good one to have in the house. That camera was and is still is a great unit. The best add-on I got him for it was a battery grip/holder.

I would offer that if you are looking at things from a fairly newbie perspective, make sure that the device you pick has image stabilization. That will add to the price, but will add to the quality of your shots.

My fav digicam website for reviews is: Digital Photography Review
wdblevin is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need recommendations for a good camera Hidalgo13 General Off Topic Discussion 53 07-28-2012 09:12 AM
Good WebSites To Use For Live Streaming Of Foaling Camera? countryryder Horse Breeding 2 04-12-2012 08:30 PM
How to choose a good smartphone: It's all about the camera. sarahver Horse Pictures 7 01-11-2012 10:34 AM
Camera Help JumpingJellyBean Horse Artwork 6 08-12-2010 02:04 AM
Camera Help JumpingJellyBean Horse Talk 1 08-11-2010 05:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome