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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 6, 2009, 8:20 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
ImValerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Where you should be! :P
Posts: 16
Default Which camera will be the best??

I want to ask for a camera for christmas but I don't know what kind.
Im kinda leaning towards a canon.(i like the color accent feature)

But i need help on which one?
(but any other brands that you think is better,please let me know)
I would also like it to be HD.
I don't need a super fancy dancy expensive camera, but I don't want a cheepo one either.
Any suggestions, would be helpful :]
I would use it for fun, taking pictures with my friends,myspace & facebook and photography, I like to edit pictures and stuff like that.
Thanks in advance!

ImValerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 6, 2009, 8:37 PM   #2
Super Moderator
 
Hards80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046
Default

Hi Valerie,

Based on your specifications outlined as well as your preference for the Canon brand. I would take a look at the SD980 IS, looks to be a fun camera with touchscreen, a good 5x zoom starting at a wide 24mm and offers 720p HD video.

Another option may be the Panasonic ZR1.
Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2009, 8:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
mtclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 18,143
Default

Valerie-

Welcome to the Forum. We're please that you dropped by.

To properly guide you in through this selection process, we also need to ask a few questions.

(1) What is your budget for this Christmas camera? I am guessing perhaps $200 to $300.

(2) Do you want both manual and automatic controls on your camera, or do you use automation exclusively? I am guessing fully automatic.

(3) How much zoom capability to you desire on your new camera? Zoom is the capability to bring the image close or to enlarge in using the lens. Typical zooms are 3X, 4X, 5X, 10X etc

(4) What percentage of your photos will be taken outdoors?

(5) What percentage of your photos will be taken indoors using your new camera's built-in flash unit?

(6) Will you be taking many low light level photos without flash?

(7) Will you be taking any outdoor sports photos?

(8) Will you be taking an indoor sports photos?

(9) Will you be making prints larger that 5" X 7"

(10) Is camera size a priority for you. Common sizes are Ultra compact (the kind that can go into a jeans pocket), compact, super zoom, or large super zoom.

(11) Are there any special features that you desire? Valerie, you mentioned HD video.

(12) Are there any camera brands you love?

(13) Are there any camera brands you really dislike?

(14) Are there any cameras you have already looked at?

With the answers to those questions we can properly advise you on several possible cameras that might work very well for you.

We how you have enjoyed a wonderful weekend.

Sarah Joyce
mtclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2009, 8:44 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
ImValerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Where you should be! :P
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hards80 View Post
Hi Valerie,

Based on your specifications outlined as well as your preference for the Canon brand. I would take a look at the SD980 IS, looks to be a fun camera with touchscreen, a good 5x zoom starting at a wide 24mm and offers 720p HD video.

Another option may be the Panasonic ZR1.
Would that be good for if would like to record a concert?
& also..on canon you cant zoom in when your recording right?
ImValerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2009, 8:49 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
ImValerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Where you should be! :P
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtclimber View Post
Valerie-

Welcome to the Forum. We're please that you dropped by.

To properly guide you in through this selection process, we also need to ask a few questions.

(1) What is your budget for this Christmas camera? I am guessing perhaps $200 to $300.

(2) Do you want both manual and automatic controls on your camera, or do you use automation exclusively? I am guessing fully automatic.

(3) How much zoom capability to you desire on your new camera? Zoom is the capability to bring the image close or to enlarge in using the lens. Typical zooms are 3X, 4X, 5X, 10X etc

(4) What percentage of your photos will be taken outdoors?

(5) What percentage of your photos will be taken indoors using your new camera's built-in flash unit?

(6) Will you be taking many low light level photos without flash?

(7) Will you be taking any outdoor sports photos?

(8) Will you be taking an indoor sports photos?

(9) Will you be making prints larger that 5" X 7"

(10) Is camera size a priority for you. Common sizes are Ultra compact (the kind that can go into a jeans pocket), compact, super zoom, or large super zoom.

(11) Are there any special features that you desire? Valerie, you mentioned HD video.

(12) Are there any camera brands you love?

(13) Are there any camera brands you really dislike?

(14) Are there any cameras you have already looked at?

With the answers to those questions we can properly advise you on several possible cameras that might work very well for you.

We how you have enjoyed a wonderful weekend.

Sarah Joyce
(1) The highest would be to $300..if even that..

(2) Probably automatic will be best in case i need to take a picture really quick...but either or.

(3) & what is the most i can get on canon digital camera?

(4) A good amount

(5) A LOT! Haha

(6) Possibly

(7) Not really.

(8) No.

(9) No i dont think so

(10) Just a compact camera.

(11) I would like HD, yes

(12) Are there any camera brands you love?I'm liking the canon. For the color accent feature

(13) Are there any camera brands you really dislike? No. They are all precious in their own way

(14) Are there any cameras you have already looked at? Well online i have read that sony and nikon cool pix are REALLY good?
ImValerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2009, 8:55 PM   #6
Super Moderator
 
Hards80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ImValerie View Post
Would that be good for if would like to record a concert?
& also..on canon you cant zoom in when your recording right?
yes, you are correct, the Canon cannot zoom while recording.

The panasonic zr1 can zoom while recording, if that is something that is important for you.
Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2009, 8:57 PM   #7
Super Moderator
 
Hards80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046
Default

another camera worth mentioning is the Samsung TL225 which offers an lcd sceen both on the front and the back. this would allow you to shoot pictures of yourself and friends without guessing on the composition, which could be handy for your social networking profile and other pics.

it offers hd video and will zoom while recording, though the audio goes silent during this zoom. (not sure if this is the same on the panasonic)

http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...25-review.html
Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2009, 9:00 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
ImValerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Where you should be! :P
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hards80 View Post
another camera worth mentioning is the Samsung TL225 which offers an lcd sceen both on the front and the back. this would allow you to shoot pictures of yourself and friends without guessing on the composition, which could be handy for your social networking profile and other pics.

it offers hd video and will zoom while recording, though the audio goes silent during this zoom. (not sure if this is the same on the panasonic)

http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...25-review.html
Okay sweet,
Do any of those have the color accent feature?
__________________
`........................`
`*......))...Valerie...((......*
.....................`.
((....*`.........*...))
`.,_,.-----------`.,_,.
ImValerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2009, 9:05 PM   #9
Super Moderator
 
Hards80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ImValerie View Post
Okay sweet,
Do any of those have the color accent feature?
i do not believe it has a similar feature. though i am not 100% sure.
Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2009, 9:11 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
ImValerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Where you should be! :P
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hards80 View Post
i do not believe it has a similar feature. though i am not 100% sure.
Hmmm,,,& during video when i am zooming in does it get blurry or does it stay clear?
__________________
`........................`
`*......))...Valerie...((......*
.....................`.
((....*`.........*...))
`.,_,.-----------`.,_,.
ImValerie is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


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 10:45 PM.