Buying New Camera

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  1. Donald Harvey

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    Ok so this is probably a pretty debating question, and I am truly sorry to ask it, because I am sure that it will bring up some debate! But I am looking to buy a new Camera. I have no Idea which one to buy, I have been looking online for specs about cameras but I kinda want some opinions from the people who actually buy them. So give em to me! I am a Canon man, I have a Canon XH-A1 video camera, and I use that for pictures right now, but I think I want to use that for only video....So once again give me opinions!

    Thank you very much for you opinions!

    Harvey
     
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    Would you want a point and shoot camera or an SLR (assuming digital)?

    Point and shoots are much more simple to operate, and they are very portable. Also, the LCD screen viewfinder is a nice feature. The main downside with them is that they usually don't have as many manual settings.

    DSLRs have a full-automatic setting, along with many other automatic and manual settings. They can do just as much as a point and shoot, and more. However, they generally cost more.

    here is an article from this site about buying a camera
    -Paul
     
  3. Donald Harvey

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    DSLR, I have heard about those and the beauty of them. I Think I will go all out if I am going to buy something, give me your thoughts on the right DSLR, I am interested in pictures of all sorts, landscape, abstract, headshots, etc. Anything that I see I want to take a picture of. My Canon XH-A1 supports it, but it's just not for pictures, plus it is bigger then hell, kinda are to just whip out and shoot! But yes I am looking at DSLR. Can you give me some more info about that, very much appreciate it!

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    I just bought a 40d and it's awesome, I don't know what your budget is, but it's pretty awesome so far, I would recommend it!!!
     

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