Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 2, 2013, 10:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
Default Newbie needs a Compact Camera

Hello all,

I am in need of a camera for my trip in a Expo in LA. And I am looking for just a compact camera that will take great pictures.

I am not a camera guy, I just need something that I can use simple enough and take great pictures.

I wanted to get the Canon 60D but I will only use this camera on that Expo and after that it will hit the shelves and forget about it. So I do not want to get something expensive.

I am looking at something like the Canon A4000.

Would you recommend any other camera in that range? I can spend a little more if I have to but it has to be best bang for the buck.

bopbop91411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 3, 2013, 2:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bangor,North Wales
Posts: 3,696

From a 60D to an A4000...! That's quite a difference...in both price and capability..!!

You say you're not a camera guy... so will be shooting in "auto"...?
What kind of scenes will your LA visit incorporate...?
SIMON40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 21, 2013, 6:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
tizeye's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 382

Wow, from a $100 camera to a $900 camera...so what is your budget.

The biggest deal right now, marked down $250 is the Canon EOS M http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...al_Camera.html
For street/event photography you won't really need telephoto...but is nice to have and usually can be added later. Sony is about the only exception as they mark the telephoto up $100 to reduce it down $100, competitive with every other consumer telephoto lens in that class, but with basic camera purchase.

Also can find some deals in 4/3 cameras like the Olympus EM2, again a 2 lens combo like the 60d would be. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...al_Camera.html

Single lens P&S. These are better quality P&S.
Panasonic LX7 ($398)
Canon s110 ($349)
Olympus XZ2 ($599)
Sony RX100 ($648) or recently introduced, RX100ii ($748)

Want a viewfinder. Both the Olympus, and I think the Panasonic, above have an optional plug in viewfinder. One actually built into the camera...

Canon G15 ($599)
Fuji X20 ($599)
And amazingly, Nikon is still selling the Nikon 1 V1 on it's site for $369 (plus $250 for the second lens, and if desired, a flash $149 as none is provided internally) The V1 was replaced by the V2 over a year ago, and was originally offered at the same overinflated price of the current V2. The V1 is a decent camera. http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikon...ctID.239765600

Last edited by tizeye; Jul 21, 2013 at 6:48 PM.
tizeye is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:58 AM.