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Old Aug 23, 2011, 6:43 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm planning to buy a camera.

I have a little son so I want to take photos/videos of his special moments.
Also some photos and videos for fun; photography is my new hobby.

The styles I like about photography are:

* Portraits
* HDR
* Macro
* Nature photography
* Concert photography
* Low light / Indoor photography

I would like to have cool HD videos of the trips I go or the social activities I attend even the concerts I go (I'm a concert addicted). Video and sound quality should be Good.

I really love the great vivid colors on the photos and when taking portraits love the clear focused subjects and blurred not focused backgrounds.

So according to my needs I'm left with few options:

I was planning to buy my friends Sony A55 but unfortunately he has sold it.

So the options are:

1. FujiFilm HS20EXR (300 EUR)

2. Sony HX100V (400 EUR)

4. SONY A33 - 18-55 ( 480 EURO )

3. NIKON D3100 - AF-S DX 18-55 VR ( 500 EUR)


* Also I'm expecting to receive some money; if I do; I'm also thinking for Nikon's D5100 with 18-55VR and Canon's 600D with 18-55IS. If you can make a suggestion between these; I would like to read.

*If you have any other suggestion than these cameras for almost the same money. Please share with me.

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Old Aug 23, 2011, 7:27 AM   #2
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None of them, out of the box, will do everything you want, but the dSLRs are more capable of getting there. And while exposure bracketing for HDR is limited on the Sony, the Nikon doesn't do bracketing at all. The Sony can do "Auto HDR", but if you want to do your own, you'll have to be serious with either of them.
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I think I will go with Sony HX100V
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One last question:

Which one is better between these 2?

Sony HX100V or Sony A33 with kit lens ?
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One last question:

Which one is better between these 2?

Sony HX100V or Sony A33 with kit lens ?
The A33 is obviously a far better camera, but the HX100V is far cheaper and more compact. If you plan on taking video and pics at concerts, where the lighting is nearly always poor (with the exception of outdoor, daytime concerts), know that the video and image quality of the HX100V will be quite poor as it will be forced to use a high ISO. Same thing if you plan on shooting video of your son indoors or shooting stills w/o flash.
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