Monday, January 26, 2009

Help! Sugesstions please...

I am in desperate need of a camera, but on a relatively small budget so an SLR is out. Someone recommend the Cannon G10 to me, but I am open to any feedback. I am looking for a camera that will take really clear pictures, maybe sharp enough that I could photograph my work without hiring someone. (I know it will never be the same but I've got to start somewhere). Anyone have a camera in the under $500 range that they love and takes great pictures?

I really appreciate the help and input!!!!!

6 comments:

Devon said...

http://refurbdepot.com/CANON_EOS_30D_(BODY)_1234B004.cfm#

I'm looking for a great camera as well and my dad {who is an amazing photographer} recommended the website above.

He has recommended getting a Canon. It comes with a plastic lens, which isn't great...but when you can afford to upgrade to a better lens, the Canon lenses are the best.

The link above is for a 30D, my dad's camera. The 40D and 50D are the newer models. My dad told me he would consider moving to the 40 or 50 if I wanted to do photo enlargements beyond about 8x10.

Good luck. I can't wait to hear what you end up with!

Anonymous said...

You want as high of resolution as you can get. You probably will not need the quick takes so put your money on megapixels.

Nikon's, Canon's or Sony's are the best.

February, April, and October are very good months to buy cameras.

Anonymous said...

Nikon D40 at Walmart is under $500 and great!

http://www.walmart.com/browse/Cameras-Camcorders/Digital-Cameras/All-Digital-Cameras/Nikon/_/N-58czZ1z0pnv8Zaq90Zaqce/Ne-aq6s?ic=48_0&ref=125875.244115+500500.4294295828&tab_value=5881_All&path=0%3A3944&tab_value=5881_All&catNavId=3959

Courtney said...

I, too, have been toying with the idea of the G10. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it. I've also had 2 photographer friends rave about this point and shoot:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CCLBSA/?tag=www000-20

Lena Hyde took some picts on her blog with it: www.lenahyde.com (scroll down to the post called "Rosemary Beach") Also read the reviews on Amazon! Would love to know what you end up doing, as I'm personally torn between these 2 at this moment. Camera shopping is so hard!

Haven and Home said...

Thanks for the help! I am going to look into these more this weekend and let you know what I decide!

So Haute said...

hi! you have a great blog! saw your comment on my blog about the G10 so here's my quick two cents on the camera. I just got it less than two weeks ago and really just got to use it out for the first time this week...I already LOVE it! It has a lot of buttons and dials and functions which are a bit daunting at first...I'm still learning how to use them myself but the the learning process is actually very fun. The best way to learn is trial and error...just going out and shoot different objects, scenes, etc and you'll figure it out. My other camera is just a small digital elph and difference in the photo quality between that and my new G10 is incredible. I was advised that unless i really was going to take advantage of all of the manual settings it wasn't worth spending the money on the G10 and i totally agree. I say get it...and if you do, just be prepared for the learning curve. You also mentioned that you wanted to use it for shooting interiors...the G10 has the widest lens of any point and shoot out there so if that's your goal hands down thats the camera for you. You can also attach other lenses and adapter to achieve an even wider range of shots plus it has a "shoe" which will allow you to attach a higher end external flash if you need it. I considered a few other cameras but my sister who is a photographer recommended the G10 highly...and I trust her opinion. I'll forward you an email she sent me that gave her brief two cents on several other top high end point and shoots on the market. there were 2 or 3 others in addition to the G10 that she said were good. Hope this is helpful!