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Old Nov 27th 2013, 8:22 am
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I know its been done (Probably last Xmas) but this years present is a Camera.

I have looked around and it seems the best bang for buck is the Sony HX300, 20 megapixel, an aperture of 2.8 for shit light and 50x Zoom for Qr1800........

Obviously asking the assistants is a waste of time as they want to sell me the Qr6000 David Bailey limited edition and not listen to anything I say.

My questions they cannot answer are:-

Do I need 20 megapixels or is 14 sufficient?

Am I missing a camera that is better for a novice who wants good pictures in all conditions day and night.
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Old Nov 27th 2013, 8:26 am
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Am I missing a camera that is better for a novice who wants good pictures in all conditions day and night.
A Polaroids what you're looking for!
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Old Nov 27th 2013, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by jam25mack View Post
A Polaroids what you're looking for!
My cousin took one to my brothers wedding last year, Awesome pics until the film ran out after 10 pictures...........The old achilles heel.
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Old Nov 27th 2013, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by britexpat76 View Post
Do I need 20 megapixels or is 14 sufficient?
14's more than enough. At happy-snapper level go for a fast lens (2.8 is quite fast), ease of use, strong flash and good recommendations from the sites the previous posted gave links to.
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Old Nov 28th 2013, 7:23 am
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Default Re: Camera nerds help required

Originally Posted by britexpat76 View Post
I know its been done (Probably last Xmas) but this years present is a Camera.

I have looked around and it seems the best bang for buck is the Sony HX300, 20 megapixel, an aperture of 2.8 for shit light and 50x Zoom for Qr1800........

Obviously asking the assistants is a waste of time as they want to sell me the Qr6000 David Bailey limited edition and not listen to anything I say.

My questions they cannot answer are:-

Do I need 20 megapixels or is 14 sufficient?

Am I missing a camera that is better for a novice who wants good pictures in all conditions day and night.
It may surprise some people to learn I studied photography to Diploma level in my mis-spent youth. You need to ask yourself what is this camera going to be used for and how often? Why spend 400 quid for something you'll only snap at christmas and the odd birthday?

Best bang for buck in the 'amateur' range of SLRs would probably be between the Canon EOS 1100D or the Nikon D3200. Either of those would be acceptable cameras. Nikon probably edge ahead in quality of lenses but Canon are hardly shabby.

If you're not using a camera regularly it's not really important to have 8billion megapixels with 40,000 options. It's like buying a Ferrari for school runs.

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