Hi there. I'm new to this forum and would like to get some help on which camera to purchase.
My company requires a camera to take Passport size photos of employees. As we are in the Events management business, we need to take pictures for working passes. I am using a Canon Ixus camera now. Problem is everytime after setting the camera on the tripod and the zoom distance, whenever the camera is switched off, all the settings are lost. Also, with the camera mounted on the tripod, I cannot connect the power cable to the camera constantly as the tripod base plate is blocking it. So whenever I remove the base plate, somehow the tripod will be moved and the 'ideal' position is lost. Even when I label the floor, somehow all the pictures taken are different in sizes coz of the zoom. My staff are doing it so it must really be very simple to use.
A friend told me to get a DSLR coz I can manually set the zoom. Also, I would like to connect the camera to my Mac or PC laptop such that everytime I snap a picture, the picture immediately appears in my photo folder. This is to facilitate me labeling the picture with the person's IC no and Full name immediately. I dont want to have to remove the SD card and plug into the PC to label. Its troublesome coz I will have to note down the details of each picture and can only do it at the end of the day. Otherwise, if I shoot 10-20 people a day, I'm going to forget who is who. I dont mind it being wired to my laptop permanently. Dont need Wi-Fi as I understand that these devices attached to the camera are expensive. My budget is about SGD$1,500 so that's a fairly decent budget, I was told.
Any ideas as to which camera brand has the required software to do what I need and the necessary accessories like cables, lens, PC/Mac software that I require for nice passport size photos. I dont need to take photography studio kind of pictures. As long as its clear and I dont need to crop the pictures after taking it, I'm fine with it. I just want to click and label the pictures. If its Nikon or Canon, I would like to use back its proprietory software.
Any help is appreciated. If I'm in the wrong thread, administrators please feel free to move my thread to the right one. Thanks once again.