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Good beginer camera

Hi all I would like to get some feed back on what would be a good beginer camera. Something that my wife and I can both use. That is not hard to set up just point and shoot. 

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Re: Good beginer camera

Hey Mb56,

 

Before I could make a suggestion I would need some additional information. What type of photographs would you be using it for. I.E. are you photographing young children running around, or landscapes while on vacation, or closeups of flowers, etc... What is your budget? Do you want interchangable lens capability. Pretty much all cameras can be used in a point and shoot fashion, and that includes the most professional DSLR cameras; it's just that more advanced cameras have more options if you ever want that functionality.

 

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Re: Good beginer camera

We have had very good luck with Canon Elph line.  Modestly priced and they take great photos.

 

For something a little higher end I would look at the Canon Powershot SX610 or SX620

 

Personally I would recommend the SX620 as you can mount it on a tripod.

 

However, as Allan was getting to pointing out a lot depends on your main types of uses.  

 

I have found that a DSLR in most cases is better for sports photography or versitility in choice of lenses. 

 

A DSLR camera is more of a commitment in that they cost more and you may find yourself adding lenses and external flash. At which point you most likely won't change brands down the road due to what you have invested.

 

I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Canon, Nikon or Sony DSLR cameras Best Buy carries.

 

Many of the DSLR cameras come packaged with 1 or 2 lenses.

 

Nikon D3400

 

Comes with 2 lenses one for really close up and wide angle shots and another for taking shots from a long way away.

 

 

 

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Re: Good beginer camera

Hi and thanks for your replay. We are looking for one that is easey to use, changable lenes. We are retireing at the end of the year and will be travling. Would like something not heavy easy to use and takes good photos 

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Re: Good beginer camera

Hey Md56,

 

What is your budget for this camera?

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Re: Good beginer camera

betwwen $300.00 to $400.00

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Re: Good beginer camera

Hey Mb56,

 

At that budge you will not get a camera that has interchangeable lens capability, but going on your posts here it doesn't sound like that would be a big loss to you. I would suggest looking at this Canon SX730 point and shoot camera or look at the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX80 point and shoot camera.

 

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Re: Good beginer camera

Thank you  for all your help we will check those out.