Switzerland trip

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    Hey guys,

    I do not know anything about photography objectives and even cameras... I really need your help ! I'll be in Switzerland this summer, and as you might guess, I'll be taking photos. I need recommandations for a camera and objectives specialized in landscapes. My budget is aroung 700$ US, but less would be amazing.

    Thank you.


     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Are you going specifically for photography, or are you going on a trip that you'd like to take some travel shots with? Are you planning on taking a tripod? Do you see yourself using a tripod?

    If you don't know anything about photography, can you get by with a smartphone camera? Do you currently own a camera?

    Other than a smartphone camera, I'd suggest getting a point and shoot or something as close to it as possible.

    Will you be shooting in automatic mode?

    As you can see, I have many questions.
     
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    I see a quandary of sorts. Some people believe that you must use a wide angle lens, while others prefer a longer lens. Your budget leads me to recommend a top-level compact camera that is optimized for size, weight, battery life, quality of image, and other features.

    Carry a very good small camera with an optical zoom lens in your pocket, and you will be quite happy with your souvenir photographs.

    Look for "best travel cameras".
     
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    The easier it is, the more I like it. It means I'll probably shoot in auto lol ! I don't own any recent smartphones... What do you mean by a point and shoot ?

    Thanks !
     
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    EtienneP16 TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for your reply ! What would be your prefered compact camera ?
     
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    Have a look at these. The first 7 are what are commonly called compact cameras.

    The best travel compact cameras in 2018 | TechRadar
     
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    From what you describe, I think this is the best choice for you. It is also the #1 choice in the best travel compact camera article sited above. I almost bought one but didn't want to get away from my Nikon systems. If you buy one from B&H or Adorama, make sure you check for a free stuff button. You can usually pick up a case, SD card and extra battery for nothing (free).
     
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    What is your exact requirement? Please do specify.
     
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    If you don't know anything about photography and you would just like to have good landscape photos for the purpose of this trip, then I suggest you use a GoPro camera or a smartphone with high HD. I take travel photos with my OPPO F1S camera and there is an option with panorama there too.
     

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