A&P What camera is right for me?

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  1. c.a

    c.a New Member

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    I need to know what camera is right for me.

    I'm looking for a higher end camera in the 300-600 dollar range.

    I'm fixing to leave for the military, so it'll need to be very durable and excel in taking pictures outdoors.

    I guess thats really the only thing i require. I'm new to this whole photography thing, I'd just like to know what camera would give me the most bang for my buck?

    thanks.
     
  2. James Bond

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    35mm???
     
  3. c.a

    c.a New Member

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    digital
     
  4. The Internet

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    If you aren't going to go with a DSLR, I would just get a point and shoot camera that is compact as possible. If you are tempted by a camera that won't fit comfortably in your pocket, you may as well get an SLR or DSLR. The Canon Powershot SD700 ($500) is a very slender camera, takes great stills, and it even has a built-in image stabilizer. Sure, some of the larger point and shoots are capable of zooming farther, but that's about ALL you get (usually): a little bit of extra zoom for a lot of extra bulk. A point and shoot camera should be something that you can comfortably take with you anywhere. :hsd:

    Now... if you want to go the DSLR route, you may be able to get a Nikon D50 with a kit lens for around $600. Keep in mind that, down the road, you will be tempted to buy more accessories for it... but that's the beauty of DSLRs. I would highly recommend the D50 at that price range if you do not mind carrying around a substantial camera.
     
  5. c.a

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    Yeah, I'd love to have a larger camera for photography and what not, but it would probably be alot more proactical to have a smaller camera. Most recently I've been looking at the Sony Cybershot DSC-T9. Anyone know the quality of pictures that it takes?
     
  6. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    olympus stylus 800? You can use that in the rain.
     
  7. RedLT1Z

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    The Cannon SD line is very small. Great little camera.
     
  8. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Since you are leaving for military, find something that is as weather resistant as you can get for a P&S.
     
  9. tenplanescrashing

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    the right camera for you is the one that has the features you want and does what you want it to do.
     

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