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abbehardy Feb 1, 2015 7:34 PM

Very tech oriented guy looking for a great camera for a professional blog (beginner)
 
Hello :)

I'm starting a professional travel blog and also a photography facebook page. I need a camera MOSTLY for still pictures but will do some videos on youtube as well. I have taken photo's so far on my iphone 5 and have a great eye for photos, but since things are going to get really serious from now on I need to upgrade to a real camera. I have a lot of free time on my hands for this project but I know really nothing about cameras. What type of cameras should suffice? Digital camera or a DSLR. I know it's all about the photographer and not the actual camera. But I really need a camera that's not that expensive and takes high quality photos both in the light and in the dark (mostly daylight)

Size doesn't really matter as I will be taking still pictures of buildings or people posing. However it would really be great if the camera was not that bulky, perhaps slim. I literary have no idea of what to buy, I have been watching youtube videos and reading reviews for the past 4 hours and I still don't know what I should get. Some digital cameras are as expensive as cheap DSLRs and I'm just getting confused with all the information and pros and cons of different cameras. I'm kind of a "tech guy" I know most things about building computers and building homepages and editing videos/pictures with programs (sony vegas and photoshop) and I learned all of this pretty fast so I'm not really worried that I won't be able to navigate a more advanced camera soon enough. However I'm a realist and I believe that a beginner should start with something a beginner can handle. Price can range from 200$-400$ (the cheaper the better) however I intend to use this camera for a long time and build a legit business around my blog so I'm willing to pay what is necessary to reach that if that means digging into my pockets some more.


http://www.fotoblur.com/images/766638

http://www.fotoblur.com/images/603237

http://www.fotoblur.com/images/645524

(all taken with my iphone 5)

rudimaes Feb 4, 2015 2:42 AM

The Panasonic FZ200, is a good allround camera, also for video. If you search around, you will be able te find it for less than $400.
On this forum, you find lots of good samples taken with this camera.
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/panasonic-leica-29/
Rudi

theironhorse Feb 8, 2015 6:25 PM

for around 400$ i am sure you can cut a deal on

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-...ords=eos+1200d

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Digital-...ds=d3200+nikon

Streets Feb 14, 2015 10:12 AM

If you can find a good used Sony A57 you will be saying "WOW" for a long time. It can be found for under $400.00.


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