View Full Version : what camera is best to buy
27th December 2003, 02:56 PM
im looking at buying a camera in the next few days i was wondering if you people had ideas on whats the best camera and what features i should be looking for when i buy a camera any help would be good cheers
27th December 2003, 03:04 PM
well u after a digi camera or a normal camera?
27th December 2003, 03:15 PM
ake sure its got heaps of mega pixel
27th December 2003, 03:25 PM
Yes, Mosh is right, which type of Camera are you looking at getting? Digital or Normal? and Redbull is also right in saying if ya got the moolah to spend on a digital, get the one with the biggest mega pixels :), Mine is 3.2 and it serves it's purpose quite well, can print out Photo quality to A3 size, but the biggest pixels now a days is around 5.5 or so. Also check zoom quality and Shutter speed, but I'm far from a camera expert, the best people i can think of to give some decent knowledgable advice would be either Noel (NGX) or Lisa (Pic_taken_chic)... I'll try and get one or both of em in here soon to shed some in depth light on the situation. :D
27th December 2003, 04:43 PM
get a video camera with still pics on it.
but still pics with heaps o mega pixles
27th December 2003, 06:51 PM
yeah, try find one with the most mega pixels as possible in ur price range, and dont just buy 1 coz it looks good, try get the BESTEST quality
28th December 2003, 01:16 AM
yeah i want a digital i saw a couple today and they had 5.0 mega pixels one sony and one kodak what is shutter speed is that how quick you can take a picture after another? also what am i checking in the zoom quality? im looking at spending about $1000 so i want the best i can get thanks for the help
28th December 2003, 10:13 AM
everyone says go for more megapixels, but once you get to four there is no difference, the difference is in the size of the lense, bigger more photo area lets more light in to have better pictures, also the more expensive ones will have a larger opictal zoom, which like a normal zoom on camera, it comes out and it will have digital zoom which zooms on the picture, so it is not clear. 500 will get you a very good sony 5 megapixels withabout 6x optical zoom it will make small mpeg movies, depends on the size of your card. are you after a normal digital or a SLR digital?
28th December 2003, 10:42 AM
ON a Digi, Digital zoom is useless so ignore that, only worry bout Optical zoom. 3 mega pixel is enough for mx photos and the like i think. Burst shooting is something to think about, takes a sequence of shots. I have a $579 Panasonic LC33. It does burst at 4 shots a second at 3.2 mega pixels, that great for getting shots of a trick when you are fully extended. all the pix in my gallery are done with a 3 mega pixel camera if you wanna check them out.
28th December 2003, 11:22 AM
Burst Attached. Rider is Giles Stainton.
(quality is lowered for internet)
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28th December 2003, 02:23 PM
whats the differents between normal digital and slr digital?
28th December 2003, 06:14 PM
All U need to know.. !! Enjoy the digi site of sites.. :)
Im running a Digi Olympus 3030 zoom 3.3 mega pixel step up lenz and 1.4 stepup ... and mines old now .. :D
29th December 2003, 02:56 PM
mmm well - slr stands for SINGLE LENS REFLEX - meaning u see in the veiwfinder exactly what u r going to take a pic of ( through the use of a mirror inside the cam) - these cams all have interchangable lenses
simply stated - it means u can have interchangable lenses -
slr digis have interchangable lenses and tend to be a lot more pro........ none under 1000 so forget it
non slrs's have add on lenses but can still kick ass as ngx could tell ya
if u could get yaself 1800 u could get the nikon 5700 - 1 kick ass cam
yeh all u got to do is compare price, mp, optical zoom, speed and wether it is user friendly - forget about other stuff....all gimicks
if u plan to print pics mp is important...if just 4 pc...less important (dont go under 3 though) - min of 3x optical zoom
shutter speed is how quick the photo is taken.not how quick before u can take the next pic - both r important though.....esp taking action pics so suss that out also the reaction time once u press the button to take pic........some have bad lag times.....this will shit ya off to no end
try to stick with better named brands - canon, nikon, olympus, sony
29th December 2003, 03:13 PM
THANK YOU LOTS BILLY !!!
You are a Master at all things :D Gr8 reply broz Kudos.. !!! BTW for you guys that dont know Billy is A professional photographer and has taken many many SIC SHOTS>>>> U can see some in the gallery if you like..!!! cheers bro.. thnx
29th December 2003, 03:29 PM
Geez Bill, get inside my head why don't ya, lol I've been away for a while so yeh I'm totally behind the news, Hollywood, go digi cos seriously soon film cams r gonna be goooonnneee! lol Also if u eva have to fly anywhere lot easier to get thru the metal detector thingy, cos now with apparent "beefed up" security they don't really hand check film anymore which can be a pain and warp film, so bye bye good pics. Anyhoo yeh Noel and Bill are totally the ppl you wanna listen to when it comes to cam knowledge, I'm so close-minded, it's Canon or nothing! lol
29th December 2003, 05:15 PM
thanks heaps for all your help ill tell you what i get cheers
29th December 2003, 05:49 PM
i LOVE good posts... :D Cant wait to see what HOLLYWOOD gets,, gonna be sic.... !!
29th December 2003, 06:12 PM
Noel you sound like a lil kid on christmas day, altho yeh i wanna know what he gets, wanna start a bet?? I think he'll go digi, prolly a sony, any takers?
29th December 2003, 06:37 PM
:D Nikon baby !!! fully digi.. tho Im not shaw what his price range is..? I know the Olympus 5050 is good.... :) and around the 1500 $ mark.. or lower...
5th January 2004, 07:42 PM
i got my camera today its a olympus c-750 ultra zoom its a 4 mega pixels, 10 optical zoom and now cant wait to use and get some pictures of me riding and stuff thanks for everyones help cheers
5th January 2004, 08:15 PM
take some shots at port gawler with it on saturday.
5th January 2004, 10:59 PM
geez Noel we were way off, but hey its what you feel comfortable with right
5th January 2004, 11:35 PM
sony cybershot. anything from dsc-p72 upwards is good.
6th January 2004, 01:14 AM
i will for sure
6th January 2004, 11:52 AM
I hope U have a Photo App... :D so you can re-size the pics.. hehehe..
6th January 2004, 04:26 PM
haha, finally someone else thats concious as to how time consuming it is to resize the pics around here :p
6th January 2004, 05:12 PM
Hey guys I'm just wondering if the Nikon Coolpix 5700/5900 whatever it is is good for moto shots? My Aunt has one so I was wondering if it would be worth borrowing for a bit until I get one, probably a Fuji S5000 I was thinking. I don't know why I haven't at least got to play with the Nikon yet, too lazy I guess :p And of course I know the D1x is better, but I don't have the bling layin around just at the moment for one of those babies lol.
6th January 2004, 05:55 PM
thats the one im looking at like 470 plus shipping from hongkong, but they have a slow shutter speed, 2 secs which is crap, do you know if it has a burst mode?
6th January 2004, 06:26 PM
Nah the shutter speed has a range from 2 secs to 1/2000th of a sec... otherwise it'd be useless for takin pics of anything other than sloths hahaha. The main thing I try to be careful of is that lag that digi's have after you push the release to when the shutter goes, some have ridiculous lag that ya just can't get used to. Lol I see you also found the wonders of Ebay... that's where I'll be getting mine if I get it, pretty much same price. It says it has continuous shooting, 5/sec at 6MP for 1 sec, so 5 shots, or 40 shots on 1MP at 1.8/sec. So that would be burst I'm assuming.
6th January 2004, 06:32 PM
sweet im getting mine next week
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