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Looking for the perfect camera!


Neeno 2 6 United Arab Emirates
23 Sep 2012 9:01AM
Hello there! I have very small knowledge about using cameras and I hope you guys can help me
I'm getting married very soon and I need a camera to capture those special moment in my honeymoon and with my husband!

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23 Sep 2012 9:15AM
That's a difficult question. Depends what you are looking for and how much you have to spend. Compact, Bridge, Mirrorless or DSLR. If you are looking for small size with very good quality then i would recommend a mirrorless camera like the Nikon J2 or Sony NEX. Otherwise, a compact such as Canon would suffice. Maybe a long zoom range would be helpful on honeymoon. Here, one of the superzoom bridge cameras would be ideal.
Neeno 2 6 United Arab Emirates
23 Sep 2012 9:20AM
I did write the qualities that I want to have in the camera, but for some reason it's not shown up there. Thank you so much for your response! Basically: I want it to be compact, easily carried everywhere, takes HD videos, gives great image quality: similar to that of a DSLR cams if possible, the price shouldn't be higher that 500$ , I've thought of the Canon G1X or G12 but I'm still not quiet sure, I will be looking at the ones you suggested, thanks again!
Newdevonian 2 452 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 9:27AM

Quote:Maybe a long zoom range would be helpful on honeymoon.


The mind boggles!
Neeno 2 6 United Arab Emirates
23 Sep 2012 9:50AM
I've checked the Nikon J2, I'm mind blown! from the photo samples it seems to have an amazing photo quality, and the size is more than appropriate, the price is slightly higher than I'd like though. But I will consider it as an option instead of the Canon Gs
23 Sep 2012 9:54AM

Quote:Maybe a long zoom range would be helpful on honeymoon.

The mind boggles!



lol
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
23 Sep 2012 7:20PM

Quote:Looking for the perfect camera!


I don`t think there is one.


Quote:Basically: I want it to be compact, easily carried everywhere, takes HD videos, gives great image quality: similar to that of a DSLR cams if possible


I often carry and use a Fuji x10, and just love it.

http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/2012/04/fuji-x10-review/

http://lindsaydobsonphotography.com/blog/locations-portraits-fuji-x10-and-5d-mkiii-lifestyle-portrait-photographer-hampshire/

http://danbaileyphoto.com/blog/10-things-i-love-about-the-fujifilm-x10/
Neeno 2 6 United Arab Emirates
23 Sep 2012 8:13PM

Quote: I don`t think there is one.

that's true indeed! but I'm looking for the perfect one for me hehe

I did some research on it, looked at the links you provided and just wow! o.o seriously it's fantastic! I've also looked at different videos where they tested the camera and it seems perfect for shooting during trips and such, great video and photo shoots
I haven't set my mind up yet though.. the Fujix10 or the Nikon1 J2, they're both babes! I want them both T^T
I will be looking for the cheapest one in my country and I'll get it, thank you so so much!!
Steppenwolf 3 1.1k
24 Sep 2012 1:36PM
You can just about afford a Nikon V1 (now that the V2 is on the way the V1 prices have come down a lot). It's like the J1/J2 except it has a proper electronic viewfinder (so you don't always have to compose the shot using the rear LCD).
B_Real 9 126 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 4:14PM
Also look at the Sony Nex 5N. It's got lots of excellent scene modes that are ideal for people new to using cameras, and it has a sensor that is the same size as a regular DSLR...

http://www.digitalrev.com/product/sony-nex-5n-body-with/MTI4NDM_A

Yours,

Masaru Ibuka
25 Sep 2012 6:43AM
Not mentioned but worth thinking about is a relatively lightweight tripod and a compact camera with a tripod socket.
Otherwise unless someone else takes the photos only one of you can be in the pictures or videos.
Neeno 2 6 United Arab Emirates
25 Sep 2012 7:45AM

Quote:You can just about afford a Nikon V1 (now that the V2 is on the way the V1 prices have come down a lot). It's like the J1/J2 except it has a proper electronic viewfinder (so you don't always have to compose the shot using the rear LCD).


thanks for your remarks Steppenwolf! I looked closely into the V1: Design wise it's very close to the J2 and I love that! but the thing is I don't like using viewfinders as they hurt my eyes hehe, I prefer using the LCD rear to take pictures, also it doesn't have a built in flash and I'm not planning on getting an external one as I'm no where a professional. I love that it has a mic jack but I doubt I'll ever use that either, and last but not least there's the price difference, which I don't think is going to drop soon enough for me =/
again, many thanks to you
Neeno 2 6 United Arab Emirates
25 Sep 2012 7:49AM

Quote:Also look at the Sony Nex 5N. It's got lots of excellent scene modes that are ideal for people new to using cameras, and it has a sensor that is the same size as a regular DSLR...


Thank you for pointing out a camera with DSLR functions as that concerns me alot! but just like the V1, the Sony NEX-5 doesn't have an internal flash... that's a huge issue for me! and the size of the camera is too big for me to carry everywhere, it will be a hassle as I carry 2 phones with me too
I think I will stick to the J2, as it's really small and stylish, and it has functions and modes that are ideal for me
again, thank you so much!
Neeno 2 6 United Arab Emirates
25 Sep 2012 7:52AM

Quote:Not mentioned but worth thinking about is a relatively lightweight tripod and a compact camera with a tripod socket.
Otherwise unless someone else takes the photos only one of you can be in the pictures or videos.



that's actually a very good point! I never thought of it. there'll be just one of us all the time haha
and it's be very awkward to keep asking poeple to take pics for us too, thanks a bunch for bringing this up!
B_Real 9 126 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 10:16AM

Quote:Sony NEX-5 doesn't have an internal flash... that's a huge issue for me! and the size of the camera is too big for me to carry everywhere


It comes with an attachable flash (I think, from memory!) and I'm fairly sure that its very similar to the J2 in physical size.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=nikon_j2&products=sony_nex5n&products=sony_nex5r&products=sony_nex6

Nikon has a 13.2x8.8mm (i.e. 1") sensor with 10 megapixels, the Sony 5N has a 23.4 x 15.6mm sensor with 16 megapixels. From your earlier posts you mentioned that you were after image quality near to that of a DSLR. The Sony is better in this respect.

Best thing to do tho is to go into a camera store and get a feel for both. Its how it works in your hands is the more important factor.

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