Deciding on a camera!

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  1. ballinfizzle

    ballinfizzle TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys, I've been poking through this forum alot for the past month or so and finally decided to register. I already know I'm going to be spending alot of time on here:thumbsup:

    Right now I have a 6mp Casio Camera:yuck: and it takes decent pictures, I mainly got it because it is very compact. Now, I'm looking for some good quality shots.

    Here's a couple shots with the Casio:
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    Mainly, I shoot my car and will use it with the family often. I'm looking for something that can take SLR-like pictures. I heard alot about the Panasonic FZ18 and the Canon S5 IS, and they seem to clear my budget, 300-350. I looked into the XT but it's 550 cheapest:whyme:

    Help me out guys!:thumbsup:
     
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    just learn to use the camera you have. If it has manual controls, you're all set.
     
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    ballinfizzle TPF Noob!

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    :thumbdown:No manaul settings The camera doesn't produce some "quality" shots like I would like.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Really if I were you I would just stick with what you have until yo ucan afford something ike a DSLR. I say why bother making a lateral move? youspend $350 ON A P+S and end up with pretty much the same thing you already have. Really if you can afford that car (Acura??) it seems like you should be able to afford a few extra bucks to upgrade to a DSLR?.
     
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    No manual controls? That's a bummer.

    Well I've been able to produce SLR-like shots with my Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505. Full manual settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO level, white balance, etc.) Also extremely compact, fits in your pocket easily.

    Because it only has 5 megapixels, that may be a turn off for you. Don't let it be however, as the quality of the shots are still impressive.

    Also, the price on the website says it's really expensive, but I think I got it for 300 some dollars, you may be able to get it at that price too.

    I don't know if the Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505 is better than the other two your looking at however, but just take a look at this one.

    If you want to know more about this camera I'd be HAPPY to tell you everything about it. (positives, negatives, etc.) Just send a PM.

    Good luck findin your next camera!
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    WOW!!! what a great suggestion a camera with a lower resolution you really need to PM this guy to get all those deatils.
     
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    ballinfizzle TPF Noob!

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    You think so? I heard the G9 and S5 are capable to take some outstanding pictures. Here is a pic taken with the lower Canon S3 by my friend with some PSing ofcourse
    http://img509.imageshack.us/my.php?image=minean4.jpg
     
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    not everyone needs to spend over $800 for a dslr to get pictures they are happy with. if hes taking pictures of his car and snap shots of his family he doesnt need a dslr, a point and shoot would be more than sufficient.

    btw, is it necessary to come off as such an ass? i dont know what your problem is, but the guy was just making a kind suggestion...
     
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    Well I mean, I wouldnt mind taking shots of the car that look like magazine shots haha, althought that may be a little obsurd:p.
     
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    I think I'll just go with a 350D instead of going for P&S, should make things alot easier:)
     
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    ^Definately. You already have a P&S so upgrading to a DLSR will be way better than getting another point and shoot which will do mostly the same thing.
     

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