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demon85

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Hi everyone! New to this forum as well as photography in general. Been using PnS for 2 years now and thinking of getting a new camera with more manual options.

Been considering between compact and DSLR and I think I will not be jumping onto the DSLR wagon so soon.

So, do you guys have any recommendations for a great compact camera (with more manual options than a traditional PnS) for a newbie?
 

cleonbus

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Welcome to CS:)

You might wanna consider the Canon G11 or maybe a prosumer?
 

demon85

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is the G11 and S90 consider a prosumer type?
 

daredevil123

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Welcome to CS.

I encourage you to read more online, and join some newbie outings under the Outings subforum.

Good start here:

Camera basics
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544

Composition
http://www.amateursnapper.com/photography/10-top-photography-composition-rules
http://digital-photography-school.com/digital-photography-composition-tips

More topics covered here:
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
 

dingaroo

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If you don't want to try a dSLR yet, can consider a superzoom, like the Nikon P100, or Fujifilm Finepix S2500 HD or Fujifilm Finepix JS10.

May consider this as well, as they give you controls similar to a dSLR.

Cheers!
 

kenny888

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hi,

maybe can consider s90, very small also haha, or u consider the canon G series, full manual functions for u to play with and also has hotshoe for u to mount a flash too if u r into it next time : )
 

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Personally, at the price for purchasing a prosumer camera, I think it's probably wiser to buy a Sony a230 from MS Colours, which they are having a promotion and selling only at $520. :)
 

demon85

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Thanks for all the welcome message.

Personally I think I will feel strange (Can say embarassed) if I walk around with a DSLR but am a noob actually, thats why I wanna get to play around with compacts more first before stepping into the DSLR world. Is it strange for me to think this way? Haha :)
 

Diavonex

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Personally, at the price for purchasing a prosumer camera, I think it's probably wiser to buy a Sony a230 from MS Colours, which they are having a promotion and selling only at $520. :)
Good advice, the image quality of DSLR is definitely better because of the bigger sensor.
 

SHoo8

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Welcome to CS. Don't hesitate to go straight to DSLR, start early better than later.
 

spree86

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Thanks for all the welcome message.

Personally I think I will feel strange (Can say embarassed) if I walk around with a DSLR but am a noob actually, thats why I wanna get to play around with compacts more first before stepping into the DSLR world. Is it strange for me to think this way? Haha :)
Why feel embarrassed walking around with a DSLR? In Singapore, its not such a rare sight anymore compared to the past. Be proud that you are actually willing to learn more and shoot more:)
 

demon85

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Oh no I am swaying already lol...

a230 at 520 does seems tempting man, especially when considering the price of the prosumer cameras...

Hmmm need to consider somemore first...
 

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Oh no I am swaying already lol...

a230 at 520 does seems tempting man, especially when considering the price of the prosumer cameras...

Hmmm need to consider somemore first...
Sorry Sorry!! My mistake. It's $590 instead of $520. It's still cheaper then 1000D, D3000~!
Get Dslr, trust me. Pay a little bit more to gain better control of the machine. One decent prosumer camera is just cheaper than a Dslr marginally... in fact, some are even more costly...

Go get it!!:thumbsup:
 

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Yesterday I went to the Harvey Norman Sale at Expo, and they are sell a230 kit plus 55-200mm lens for $799. Also not bad.
 

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Hi, I'm new here. Have used a friend G11 - it's great. Shortlist and try it out at the store.
 

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