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Photographers I need your help!

on November 9, 2010

I’m in the market for a new camera. Mainly to take on the cruise, that wont result in blurry pictures if for some reason I’m far away from the guys and I need to shoot pics of them in performance.

Current Camera

This is what I have now, a Sony Cybershot 7.2mp I bought it a few years ago around Black Friday for my xmas present to myself…

I want something with HIGHER mp and better image stabilization. This camera has been great to me, but for concerts and cruises and far away things in motion it’s not perfect.

 

Possible Replacement

This is the upgraded model available: Sony Cybershot DSC-W220 12MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization

It’s only 1 step up in Optical Zoom, which from what I hear helps in the stabilization…

However everything I hear and results I have seen about DSLR’s is awesome.. however I’m not willing to shell out 800+ for a camera, thats way more than even my rent!

The Nikon touch screens are nice.. but I dont know about their quality as far as what i’m looking for. Canon’s always a nice brand, same as my printer LOL.. There’s just so many decisions! I’m lookin at the black friday ad’s that have been leaked and there’s a few options.. but none that really stand out quite yet…

I’d really prefer for it to be on the smallER side so that it’s easy to carry and fit in pockets or purses or a clutch.. I want to be able to KNOW i took a good shot w/o having to double check every time. I spend a LOT of my time at these functions checking the photos instead of enjoying it.. OH and it must record video as well.

I really wish I was more up on all the cameras.. I took photography & Digital photography in high school for 2 or 3 years.. I had a lot of fun, my grandpa was a huge photo buff.. lots of his stuff got published and picked up locally by organizations in Nevada. I really wish I had learned a lot more from him about regular film cameras when i had the chance..

I digress… If any of you out there have any suggestions please leave them for me! Trying to stay UNDER $400.

It takes great outdoor photos...

But with movement... this happens...

Multi-Burst is always a cool function

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4 responses to “Photographers I need your help!

  1. Kzinti says:

    Nokia N8 phone has a 12MP camera… LOL

  2. crankypants says:

    When I bought my Fuji Finepix at the beginning of 2007, one of my main criteria was that it took decent pictures in low light. I HATE using flash, and if you are far enough away (like at a concert) it doesn’t do much except illuminate heads immediately in front of you. And Fuji is good like that. I have an F30, which of course, they don’t make anymore, and occasionally I check Amazon to see what their latest is and read the reviews in case I find myself needing a new camera. I think they are still good with low light, and my videos are pretty decent I think, so it’s at least somewhere to start. I read the reviews and check people’s negative comments, positive comments and see what matches with what is important to me, and sometimes you will find a suggestion for another camera among the reviews. Good luck! Make sure you get a new one with enough time before the cruise so you can figure it out though.
    People suggest buying a DSLR to me, but there is no way I am lugging around a big camera like that. I had a film SLR in the late 80s and 90s, but once I got on board with digital, all I really need is something I can stick in my pocket or purse, what am i, a professional photographer? I think not. The convenience of having a tiny camera is where it’s at for me.

  3. crankypants says:

    haha I know the feeling, I get that way and I don’t even *need* a new one…

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