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    Hi,

    I'm after a basic digital camera. Doesn't have to be too special beyond a) a high resolution (12MP minimum) and b) reliable and likely to last a while. I'm looking into this - http://ubuyhardware.com/p~p-18485670...---Silver.aspx - do you guys think it'd be appropriate? Any suggestions of an alternative?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Basic 12MP+ digital camera?

    If you want a basic digi cam, ever considered Samsung?

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    Without specifics of what type of pictures you generally take as well as budget, I guess any camera with > 12MP is good.

    The Olympus Mju, while not good for night photography in general, has the very convenient waterproof up to 3m and shockproof up to 1m features - appropriate if you have use for them.

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    For what do you need 12MP? Do you know about the side effects like noise when using these tiny sensors? More MP doesn't mean better pictures. Read more here: http://6mpixel.org/en/
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    You really should just head down to a superstore and have a go at the numerous cameras that fulfill your requirements. Then narrow down your selection and ask again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    For what do you need 12MP? Do you know about the side effects like noise when using these tiny sensors? More MP doesn't mean better pictures. Read more here: http://6mpixel.org/en/
    yeah I agree....

    TS, can you explain WHY you think you need 12 megapixels? Do you believe that more megapixels means sharper images?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhthegoblin View Post
    Hi,

    I'm after a basic digital camera. Doesn't have to be too special beyond a) a high resolution (12MP minimum) and b) reliable and likely to last a while. I'm looking into this - http://ubuyhardware.com/p~p-18485670...---Silver.aspx - do you guys think it'd be appropriate? Any suggestions of an alternative?

    Thanks in advance!
    If you go to SG Expo this week end, they have Fuji Film F200EXR - 12 MP, bigger size Super CCD EXR sensor ans selling for S$399

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    3MP is more than enough for printing 4R, 8megapixels is more than enough for 8R. don't understand why many people think "more MP = quality pics"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    If they just want to print original photo, 8MP is enough.
    If they want to do PP, having more MP is better.
    only if want to do cropping..otherwise there's no need also.
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    Go to Courts/HN and select the camera based on COLOR, SHAPE and CURVES. Don't bother about the specs, it's not meant for you. Neither bother about MP number, those numbers are to fool novices.

    You may look at Singtel/Starhub/M1 shops also Today is Friday (TGIF)
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    The first commandment of understanding MP is >mega pixels does NOT equate to higher quality pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    I believe even the best photographer need to do cropping
    That is why higher MP is better
    Then check your composition skills. Sure, there are photographers you advice to take pictures always a bit wider and crop when necessary. But this would only be a few % around the rim. If you need to crop off 50% or more on most of your pictures then something's wrong with your composition or you use the wrong lens for that purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Then check your composition skills. Sure, there are photographers you advice to take pictures always a bit wider and crop when necessary. But this would only be a few % around the rim. If you need to crop off 50% or more on most of your pictures then something's wrong with your composition or you use the wrong lens for that purpose.

    True, think of those old film photographers. It was not so easy to crop!!
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    why TS ask question then MIA?? Seems to be quite common with newbies nowdays. Dunno reply for what.... sigh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    why TS ask question then MIA?? Seems to be quite common with newbies nowdays. Dunno reply for what.... sigh...
    Agreed. Even if dont say thanks, at least bother abit to follow up and make some replies, at least let people know their effort is not wasted and you(thread starter) has been reading, and not people here trying to help replying for nothing.

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    maybe TS decide to buy other toys instead.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Then check your composition skills. Sure, there are photographers you advice to take pictures always a bit wider and crop when necessary. But this would only be a few % around the rim. If you need to crop off 50% or more on most of your pictures then something's wrong with your composition or you use the wrong lens for that purpose.
    Hey bro, I am one of those that tell newbies to shoot wider and crop later...

    But mostly to leave room for lens distortion correction...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Hey bro, I am one of those that tell newbies to shoot wider and crop later...

    But mostly to leave room for lens distortion correction...
    but in this case I think the megapixel myth has struck again.
    I still get a lot of people asking "how many megapixels?" in the way that suggests a correlation between megapixels and sharpness.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhthegoblin View Post
    Hi,

    I'm after a basic digital camera. Doesn't have to be too special beyond a) a high resolution (12MP minimum) and b) reliable and likely to last a while. I'm looking into this - http://ubuyhardware.com/p~p-18485670...---Silver.aspx - do you guys think it'd be appropriate? Any suggestions of an alternative?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    but in this case I think the megapixel myth has struck again.
    I still get a lot of people asking "how many megapixels?" in the way that suggests a correlation between megapixels and sharpness.
    I get that too. When they ask me how many MP, I always say 6.

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