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cameranserai Jul 25, 2007 2:17 AM

My daughter is very interested in bug photos but frankly will never have much in the way of interest in a DSLR. What she needs is a new camera, a P&S, that has a macro facility and which actually takes good shots too. Does this exist?

eharrimm Jul 25, 2007 9:04 PM

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The camera you choose should have a good lense and macro mode. It is not necessary to spend a ton of money to get a good shot. This is from my oly 765C which you can pick up on ebay for under 150 dollars. It's not a 2000 dollar SLR but it does do a fair job for a cheaper point and shoot camera. I think todays digitals all have the ability to do a decent job but you need to have perfection you will need to spend more money. It's all in the eye of the beholder.

reppans Jul 26, 2007 12:11 AM

Canon A710


The long end

Having said that (errr. "shown that") I think a Canon S3/S5 can do a better job at both the macro and tele ends of the lens, but you are no longer in the "compact" category.

Little Davel Jul 26, 2007 4:18 PM

The Sanyo Xacti E6 or E60 has a terrific macro facility - and takes nice pics to ! These cams are great value in the UK or Europe.

For examples do a search in the Sanyo forums. One poster specializes in macros using these cameras ! STUNNING ! :|

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