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  1. ColinJ

    ColinJ TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone,I am more or less a newbie to this hobby,in the past I have used point & shoot cameras,I am 74 years old so I'm a young one,I like to be active in the fresh air,I live in the Midlands so have good scenery around me,at the moment I like to walk my two dogs.
    So first question is can anyone recommend a decent starter digital cameras

    Colin


     
  2. Angal Faria

    Angal Faria TPF Noob!

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    Hello and welcome to this forum, Colin. There is a lot of cameras you can choose one best for you. Have you any pic of your previous photography.
     
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    Welcome aboard.
     
  4. Tropicalmemories

    Tropicalmemories No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hello Colin and welcome.

    So many good cameras now - probably best to try a few in the shop to see which feels right in your hands - like when picking any tool.

    But a few considerations ....

    1. Sensor size - if you may be shooting in low light, or you like that blurred background look - go for a larger sensor size - so bigger than normal 'point and shoot' camera

    2. Equipment size and weight (also related to sensor size) - systems like 'micro four thirds' (Olympus, Panasonic) are smaller and lighter than 'full frame', and aps-c systems are in the middle.

    3. Smart auto mode - as you develop you'll be shooting manual or 'semi-manual' (aperture or shutter priority), but in early stages a good, intelligent auto mode is a good option.

    4 Mirror (dslr) or no mirror - lots of debate on this one - but in general dslr for fast sports, lower cost of lenses, mirrorless for more compact size, ease of use when moving from point and shoot, and they are the future direction of digital.

    As for specific models - all of us will recommend our own camera, as that's what we chose for our needs - so for me, Fuji X series is the best! :)
     
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    Angal. thank you for a warm welcome,I hope to be talking to all of you in the near future

    Colin
     
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    Hello Colin and welcome.........
     
  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ TPF Noob!

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    Yes Adam around £300-£400

    Colin
     
  8. ColinJ

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    Many thanks Jeff

    Colin
     
  9. Original katomi

    Original katomi No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi welcome added to what the others say, have a think about used kit! From a photography shop at least at first, I can only speak about canon so for a light weight lug it around with the dogs all day I would look at the canon 600d lens wise my go to lens for out and about would be the canon 17 85mm
     
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    Original katomi No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just looked at MBP.com who I have no connection to so does no benefit me by telling you, a 600d body only ranges from 139 gbp to 179 gbp have a look . Please be very careful when buying used, if the camera is on display in the shop window without a lens or body cap on, then two things to rem
    1 all the dust and Luther air bourn things will have a chance and probably will get inside the camera. 2 chances whoever put that camera on display has limited knowledge. I have been using two well known camera shops in Sussex for years and have never seen them display cameras,lens in That way. Yes you could go via other on line places, but then it’s down to YOUR knowledge and skill I have been doing this for a while now and have been cought out and bought a duff.
    Like others here if we can help we will, rem canon is not the only brand others here speak Nikon, Pentax to name but two
     
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    ColinJ TPF Noob!

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    Thank you katomi and Adam i will get back to you both in a bit,out with the dogs at the moment.

    Colin
     
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    To the thread regulators. I am not intending to premote the shop named but to point a newbi in a direction so they can look and think first. I apologise if this oversteps the bounds
     

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