Basic 12MP+ digital camera?


Jun 28, 2010
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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-1848567...010-14-Megapixel-Digital-Camera---Silver.aspx - do you guys think it'd be appropriate? Any suggestions of an alternative?

Thanks in advance!
 

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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/
 

Blur Shadow

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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.
 

ZerocoolAstra

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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/
yeah I agree....

TS, can you explain WHY you think you need 12 megapixels? Do you believe that more megapixels means sharper images?
 

Yutaka Go

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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-1848567...010-14-Megapixel-Digital-Camera---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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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)
 

Octarine

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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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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.
:thumbsup:
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...
 

takafan

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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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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... ;)
 

ZerocoolAstra

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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.
 

zac08

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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-1848567...010-14-Megapixel-Digital-Camera---Silver.aspx - do you guys think it'd be appropriate? Any suggestions of an alternative?

Thanks in advance!
Megapixel count IS over-rated. Look for something which would fit your requirements in terms of other factors, low-light, focal length, zoom factor, etc..
 

daredevil123

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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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