Getting a suitable camera..


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GoclPa

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Initially I eyed the G3 now i am having second thoughts..

I am a newbie.. but have joined my sch's photography interest grp. Its gd to have nice seniors and some mentors to guide. I ultimately need my camera..

Here are my needs..or rathers dreams to take such shots..

Wt i wan my camera to do..
- pic quality must be gd.. i dun wan desaturated colours...or sth..
- resolution is nt so impt.. monitors can display 1024*^ hehe..
- movie short movies gd enuff.. eg. canon g3 a few mins sufficent..
- shutter speed fast like to take fast car shots
- eh macro well enuff... luv macroing..
- zoom nt too little but enuff.. I wan to able to take a face real closeup like say a distance of one rm..
- lightweight is optional
- prettiness of camera is nv an option

Budget: $1.3k max..

can anyone give me some opinions..
 

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> pic quality must be gd.. i dun wan desaturated colours...or sth..
yes good enuff

> resolution is nt so impt.. monitors can display 1024*^ hehe..
err ... then get G1 can liao

> movie short movies gd enuff.. eg. canon g3 a few mins sufficent..
not into any movies using a camera

> shutter speed fast like to take fast car shots
so far no digital camera able to do tt

> eh macro well enuff... luv macroing..
yes

> zoom nt too little but enuff.. I wan to able to take a face real closeup like say a distance of one rm..
should have no problem ... just add closeup filters or a reversed lens

> lightweight is optional
it is light weight compare to SLR

> prettiness of camera is nv an option
dun look as nice as G2
 

Falcon

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Go for G3 if it is anything like G2. :)
Can take excellent macro and super clean images. it will make you feel great if you can get the settings rite.
 

GoclPa

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Status: Student photographer who wishes to buy a digicam tt can be easily upgradable (add-ons, filters etc...)
renewal of my options..
-pic quality
-reso 3-5 photoshoping images anytime.
- shuttle speed fast enuff to take hamsterS or running??
- macro
- zoom I am nt
- nite shots? so i can go nite scenary taking with mates.
- lightweight n compact is optional
- prettiness is optional
- a suitable bag..

budget $1.3k
 

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izux

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Originally posted by GoclPa
Status: Student photographer who wishes to buy a digicam tt can be easily upgradable (add-ons, filters etc...)
renewal of my options..
-pic quality
-reso 3-5 photoshoping images anytime.
- shuttle speed fast enuff to take hamsterS or running??
- macro
- zoom I am nt
- nite shots? so i can go nite scenary taking with mates.
- lightweight n compact is optional
- prettiness is optional
- a suitable bag..

budget $1.3k
seriously sounds like the s602z....except maybe for the night shots part...cos its AF in low light isnt that good.
 

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Originally posted by megaweb


> shutter speed fast like to take fast car shots
so far no digital camera able to do tt
I beg to differ. Many digicams can do it, 1/750 should be sufficient.

Just have to do "predictive framing", and press the shutter slightly ahead of when you actually want the pic taken. :)
 

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izux

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Originally posted by GoclPa
wts the market price for the s602z ?

ops.. one more option.. swivel screen
Probably abt $1100 or less.
Doesnt have the swivel screen tho.
 

GoclPa

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sorry for asking but define slow ?.. me newbie.. i read its slow but dun get wht it means its 8xoptical is very interesting..

heard they are fixing it?

compare to canon g3 hows it as in slow wise...
 

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Originally posted by GoclPa
Initially I eyed the G3 now i am having second thoughts..

I am a newbie.. but have joined my sch's photography interest grp. Its gd to have nice seniors and some mentors to guide. I ultimately need my camera..

Budget: $1.3k max..

can anyone give me some opinions..
Since you have senior to quide u. Why not check out what model they are using? Ask them to let you "play" a bit with it. If their model is good enuff for u, get it. The advantages of having same or similar model camera is that they can show you how certian trick is done using their camera. Certain accessaries can be shared too. When they have use those camera, they will know the adv and disadva of that camera. They will gladly point it out to u.

Meanwhile, enjoy the hunt for one. :)

P.s. Beware of people recommending the camera they are using by giving reason such as "It ROCKS!" "Becos I am using it" My camera RULZ!!" and something of that sort. :p
 

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Originally posted by GoclPa
they all use slr..
Since they are using SLR, why dun u go that way too? Unless it's DSLR lah.

Try to use same brand as them so that you can "borrow" or buy 2nd hand lens from them or the club. There might be some spare SLR body belonging to the club. Could use those in the meantime.. It's a cool-off period to let u know if photography is really ur cup of tea.
 

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