3rd May 2005, 02:00 AM
i'm a newbie to photography, and when i say newbie, i mean it! i like to travel a fair bit and i'm sick of using my crusty old no-zoom-no-features just point and shoot camera with the traditional film.. not to mention that most of the time the prints end up fuzzy.
i'm thinking of getting a digicam and i need expert views on this! my budget's about S$400 - S$600, and i wanna get something that's both easy to use as a point and shoot, as well as being able to grow with me as i learn more about photography.
i have my eyes on the Canon AXX series, as well as the Nikon XX00 series. specifically, thinking of Canon A95 and Nikon 5200/5600. of course, i am open to more suggestions! i'm thinking of getting at least 4.0 megapixels (in case, somehow, i get a nice picture and i wanna blow it up). i'm also concerned about issues like camera-shake, but from what i know, only Panasonic seems to have those anti-shake technology?
much appreciated if all you experts out there could comment! one more thing, i'm gonna go backpacking and will bring my (hopefully) new cam along, was wondering if any of you may know if travel insurance would cover for it in case it gets lost?
thanks for your kind attention! this forum has lots of impressive shutterbugs and i'm hoping i can have a fraction of your shooting talents!
3rd May 2005, 02:16 AM
3rd May 2005, 02:24 AM
Correction, Panasonic is not the only company to come up with stabilizer technology. Nikon has VR (vibration reduction), Canon has IS (image stabilizer) etc.
Its just that most of these companies don't use stabilizer technology in many of the consumer cameras with the exception of Panasonic who has been incorporating this into many if not all of their recent cameras. Canon has the S1IS and the S2IS and the range of IS lenses for SLR/dSLR cameras and Nikon has it in one of their prosumer cameras and their lenses as well.
3rd May 2005, 02:31 AM
3rd May 2005, 03:46 PM
Yah A95 have manual focus, but I find it is difficult to use.. the manual focus screen is too small... maybe old liao cannot see properly...
In terms of picture quality it is not bad... but I have seen nikon ones, looks good as well...
Originally Posted by wainism
3rd May 2005, 03:47 PM
Hi, any photos to see? I would like see the pictures taken using A85...
Originally Posted by Venom81
4th May 2005, 02:45 AM
My skills no good, I still newbie playing around with my A85.
Originally Posted by cereal
4th May 2005, 03:14 AM
I saw a posting of CS fellow selling his Olympus E-10 for ard 650SGD. If I were u, may be I'll take this offer. 4x optical zoom and 4Mpix and full manual control. BTW Canon PS A series are good and they can use AA batteries.
8th May 2005, 02:47 PM
thanks folks for ur replies..
i'm thinking of going for one of the Canon A series.. maybe an A95? where can i find out the recommended prices and the good shops to purchase them from?
8th May 2005, 07:03 PM
Usually we recommend shops like Alan Photo, Cathay Photo, MSColor and John 3:16.
John 3:16 IIRC does not have a website but the store is at Funan the IT Mall which also has another AP branch.
What you do is you go to the website and use the form/email them for a quote on whatever you're buying and see who gives you the most reasonable price.
8th May 2005, 07:05 PM
8th May 2005, 07:12 PM
For batteries, I recommend the Sanyo 2500 NiMH rechargables with a Maha/Original Sanyo batteries. You can get them from EastGear (www.eastgear.com.sg), 2nd floor of Peninsula Plaza.
8th May 2005, 07:21 PM
or maybe u can try on the equivalent, Olympus C770UZ, it have 10X zoom and macro ability...u can learn more....I previously using this brand n find it very good especially the 10X zoom it can zoom quite far where others cant reach which it is good at taking animal shots and ppl expression shots undetected...somemore pics sharp. Example:
Originally Posted by sken85
this guy using C770...check it out.
u wont regret...hehehe