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OT:Looking to get a digital camera for travels. - 8/9/2018 10:38:15 PM   
rustysi


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OK, so I'm looking to get a digital camera for my travels.

First I'd like to say that I'm not a real photo buff and I wouldn't want anything bulky or with a bunch of added lenses. I would like a zoom feature, but a real one not a 'software' version. I'm told there are a number of 'point and shoot' types out there that are good, but... Looking for functional and ease of use, but with quality of device and picture. Spending maybe 350-500 bucks. Could go a bit higher if there's a reason.

So, being that some of you are more familiar with these things I figured I could get some advice here. Such as how much memory is good? What 'video type' should I go for? 4k, 1080p? Should I get something that I could change resolution on? Is that even necessary with today's memory capacities? Would I need additional 'memory sticks'? Are there preferred manufactures, Nikon, Cannon?

Any other suggestions you may add would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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RE: OT:Looking to get a digital camera for travels. - 8/9/2018 10:48:01 PM   
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Here is a link to a Cannon Sx-40. I have an SX-30 and I am quite happy with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Stabilized-2-7-Inch-Vari-Angle/dp/B005MTMFHU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1533854784&sr=8-3&keywords=canon+powershot+sx40&dpID=5140MRhTY5L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

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RE: OT:Looking to get a digital camera for travels. - 8/9/2018 10:58:09 PM   
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I have a Nikon "CoolPix" L340. It does a wonderful job most of the time, takes HiDef pics plus video with sound. It only costs $100 or so but has one drawback, which is there is no manual focus, and sometimes that's really annoying. I'd recommend if cost is an issue.

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RE: OT:Looking to get a digital camera for travels. - 8/10/2018 10:40:00 AM   
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We have a Canon PowerShot 350. Great pics and has all the characteristics you mentioned. And its small enough to fit in your pocket.

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RE: OT:Looking to get a digital camera for travels. - 8/10/2018 1:55:23 PM   
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I just saw Canon release a Powershot SX740 HS that seems to tick all your boxes. Not many point and shoots out there these days as cell phones have pretty much taken over that world. I’ve used Canons before and I’m pretty happy.

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RE: OT:Looking to get a digital camera for travels. - 8/10/2018 7:17:14 PM   
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Thanks again.

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RE: OT:Looking to get a digital camera for travels. - 8/10/2018 10:51:32 PM   
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This is cool. I've a friend that has one and he loves it.

https://www.taczoom.com/?mid=9375815&gclid=Cj0KCQjw77TbBRDtARIsAC4l83lQE4uhDtnhx3iKAI9VEvJLraK4NSUviZVo6vLXZcazuSypHGyAsB4aAiR6EALw_wcB

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RE: OT:Looking to get a digital camera for travels. - 8/11/2018 7:39:41 AM   
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Yeah, I would say, the most important factor would be analog zoom. And you need sticking out lens. Some simple models are completely flat, and you get different pictures with that. Memory shouldn't be problem, because most are working on SD cards, anyway, and you can get some extra with you.

Just make sure, that it records in FULL HD (1080p), because you can get robbed, and output will be only 720p. And make sure, that it gets better ratio, than 4:3 (also could happen). 4K takes lots of memory, you can seek 8K if you want :)
But anyway, it would be better if it records in raw format, not already compressed, like AVI. And check how it records under low light. The best option would be 3CCD, but that is reserved for camcorders.

You shouldn't also seek too smart model, you want to be able to set white balance manually. Most of the time, automatic setting sucks.

And YOU NEED EXTRA BATTERY! If it works with AA good, but they tend to have their own models now. You definitely need extra, and already charged.

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RE: OT:Looking to get a digital camera for travels. - 8/11/2018 6:38:31 PM   
rustysi


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quote:

ORIGINAL: inqistor

Yeah, I would say, the most important factor would be analog zoom. And you need sticking out lens. Some simple models are completely flat, and you get different pictures with that. Memory shouldn't be problem, because most are working on SD cards, anyway, and you can get some extra with you.

Just make sure, that it records in FULL HD (1080p), because you can get robbed, and output will be only 720p. And make sure, that it gets better ratio, than 4:3 (also could happen). 4K takes lots of memory, you can seek 8K if you want :)
But anyway, it would be better if it records in raw format, not already compressed, like AVI. And check how it records under low light. The best option would be 3CCD, but that is reserved for camcorders.

You shouldn't also seek too smart model, you want to be able to set white balance manually. Most of the time, automatic setting sucks.

And YOU NEED EXTRA BATTERY! If it works with AA good, but they tend to have their own models now. You definitely need extra, and already charged.


Good info, thanks.


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In every party there is one member who by his all-too-devout pronouncement of the party principles provokes the others to apostasy. Nietzsche

Cave ab homine unius libri. Ltn Prvb

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