Cheap compact digital cameras with good flash capability?

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  1. Adrianw

    Adrianw TPF Noob!

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    Apologies if it isn't entirely in the spirit of the forum to be seeking a cheap camera with basic capabilities! To explain, I generally use film for more 'creative' photography, but a digital camera can of course be useful in many situations. I have a compact Kodak camera that's sometimes OK , but the trouble is I sometimes have reason to take photos of people at events I'm involved in, and the flash on my camera is poor at illuminating people, even if they are only about 6 feet away! So, I wondered if there's such a thing as a cheap basic camera that has a decent flash that will be bright enough even if subject(s) are 20+ feet away? I might only use it every two months or so, hence I'd like to minimise my expenditure.


     
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    Is there a hot shoe on your current camera?
     
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    I'm afraid not.
     
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    What you need is an entry level dSLR with a kit normal zoom and shoe mounted flash. This will give you the tool you need to do the job. Something like a Nikon d3400 with 18-55 kit zoom and a Nikon sb500 or sb700 flash. Not cheap but will do what you need it to do.
     

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