Originally Posted by kingfisher
Which are the cameras that have a good macro? I need one with astonishing image quality that has upgrade abilities and a very good macro range, the closest you can get. Price for like $600-$700. I was thinking about the Nikon 4500. Is there any better camera at that price? I've heard the speed and the flash wouldn't be that good on the Nikon but I need a good macro modus anyways.
No camera can beat Nikon Coolpix 4500 in the given price range. Its magnification is about 0.5X. More precisely, at its minimum focus distance 2cm, the length of a subject on the image is approximately half of the length of the real thing. For example, a 10mm subject would appear as a 5mm image. Keep in mind that in macro photography, minimum focusing distance means nothing. Only magnification counts. Some lenses can produce the same magnification with a longer minimum focusing distance, making lighting, composition, etc easier. Moreover, the 4500 has the most third-party support. For example, with a Raynox MSN-500 macro lens, the 4500 can yield about 1.7X magnification (1mm appears as 1.7mm on the image).
If you are interested, please take at the following posts:
Nikon Coolpix 950/990/995/2500/4500 user guide