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Best budget digital camera for Europe?

by Lellen29 / March 1, 2013 7:12 AM PST

I need advice for the best budget priced camera to take to Paris. I would not mind an older model if it takes good pics. I am more of a sentimental photographer. I'm not one to just shoot scenery pics. I have a million of those and the only ones I end up liking are those that are great of the person standing in front if the scenery:) Features most important to me are decent battery life & good low light pics (I am one of those people that always seem to have the worst red-eyes at know, the ones that are the hardest to even edit out after the fact without looking like a black eyed demon?) Any good ones that have a flip screen for self portraits?

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None I know of.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2013 7:18 AM PST
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2013 7:24 AM PST
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(NT) So which we suggest b4 you read the low light par
by Lellen29 / March 1, 2013 7:39 AM PST
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Sorry mind going faster than I can type:)
by Lellen29 / March 1, 2013 7:40 AM PST

Which were you going to suggest before you read the part about low light?

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2 answers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2013 7:43 AM PST
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So after looking at the amazon link you provided...
by Lellen29 / March 1, 2013 8:32 AM PST
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These are the best rated in my price range(which isn't much,lol) Which would you choose? Which might be the better at low light pics?

Sony Cyber-shot DSCW610
Panasonic Lumix SZ7
Panasonic Lumix SZ1

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Of those, I'd read more about SZ7.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2013 8:50 AM PST
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Thanks Bob!
by Lellen29 / March 2, 2013 2:24 AM PST

...for all the great advice. I went with the SZ7...Call me paranoid, but the idea of geotagging my photos kinda creeps me out. Although it would be nice to know personally exactly where I was when a photo is taken, I'm uneasy about random others knowing exactly where I am/was. If that makes any sense.

Now to find the best SD card for the much storage should I buy for a 10 day trip if I plan on taking some video clips also? Is there any need to have more than 1 card? I am a bit confused about this bc I read somewhere that you are limited as to using no more than 4 GB of space on any SD card...If that's the case, then what's the use in ever buying anything higher than a 4GB card? Why would I pay for 8GB when I can only use 4 of it? Is this a marketing ploy? Shouldn't I just buy several 4GB cards?

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Forget best for a moment here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2013 3:11 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Bob!

If the device takes the 32GB card, get that. I'm at the office so I'm surrounded by cameras, tablets and such. I'll pull out the cards and list the names.

HP 32GB SD card.
Sandisk 32GB MicroSD card in a SD adapter.
Patriot EP 32GB SD card.
My camera (DSLR) has a Transcend Class 10 32GB SD card.

Somewhere there's a 32GB AmazonBasics card in the office but it didn't show up in my few minute roundup to share this.

What is this? Prices crashed on these cards and if you get such from a reliable venue (I think all these were from Amazon) it's rarely any worry at all.

A last thought and a tip. Notice the MicroSD card in the SD adapter? Pretty cool as it can be re-used in a phone or other device.

Parting tip. When you get your card, use the camera's menus and format it in the camera to give yourself a clean fresh start.

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Is this one any good?
by Lellen29 / March 1, 2013 8:43 AM PST
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That's 99 bucks at walmart.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2013 8:53 AM PST
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