Need help buying camera

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  1. coasterpics

    coasterpics TPF Noob!

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    Hi,
    I need some help with buying a digital camera.

    -I want one that i can change the shutter speed and other features like that.
    -It will be basically for theme park phototography and casual use.
    -I want it to have a good picture.


    My budget is under 450.00 Aud. (about 378.00 Usd)

    thanks for you help.:D
     
  2. The Phototron

    The Phototron TPF Noob!

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    Save your penny, nickel, and dimes.
     
  3. WDodd

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    There are a ton of threads about this.

    With that budget you will have a wide range of P&S to choose from, all of which should allow you to change your shutter speed and "other features."

    Good luck and welcome to the forum.
     
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    you can change those settings on pretty much every camera, but to get good pics, you may want to save up to around 550 and get a nikon d40 or used d50
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Noooo far from it. The vast majority on the market you have near to no control. I assume you want to keep your hobby small and snapshotty so I won't recommend stepping into the SLR market with a D40.

    You can find "SLR like" cameras from Fujifilm Olympus and others. The only really nicely adjustable cameras I have used is some high-end Olympus P&S cameras (namely the ones with the 10x optical zoom), and the Canon Powershot series which I like a bit more.

    Generally the image quality under reasonably good light is fantastic even on these little point and shoots, it is only indoors at night if you don't use a flash that you start getting noise creep into the pictures.
     

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