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my very first camera, please advise

by toscaskiss / September 23, 2010 6:25 PM PDT

Hi to all the experts and amateurs, I am a writer who has never had a camera , not even in a phone, and know little about them. I mean, i do know i'm talking digital not film. And now i want to get one to do something new. I want the simplest one for my simple needs: to take pictures of things, as one would if selling them on eBay (which i might eventually do though at first the idea is to create a kind of electronic museum of things i own and will be getting rid of).

Thanks for your help.
T

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Camera
by teal1066 / September 23, 2010 11:05 PM PDT

If you want to take camera having simple features you can use internet for that.Internet will give you the information about it widely..

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First Camera
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 24, 2010 12:56 AM PDT

Just about any camera can do what you want.

If you are photographing small objects, you will use the Macro feature.
All cameras have a Macro mode.

If you are photographing larger objects (say, the size of a chair or couch) you will use the Close Focus setting.
All cameras have close focus.

Before anyone can suggest a camera, we need to know how much money you plan to spend.
And we need to know what size camera you want.
They are shirt pocket size, pants pocket size, jacket pocket size, and too big for any pocket.

You should not buy a no-name camera.
Look at Canon, Casio, Fujifilm, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony.

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first camera
by toscaskiss / September 24, 2010 2:29 PM PDT
In reply to: First Camera

Thanks. I want to spend as little as possible while getting sufficient quality. A small size camera seems attractive. I wanted to know what a knowledgable person would advise before i went to a shop.

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Lighting
by PistonCupChampion / September 24, 2010 3:36 PM PDT
In reply to: first camera

As far as eBay is concerned, and making pictures for posting items there, even the most basic digital camera will do the job. What makes some photos really stand out is the lighting. On eBay you can buy light box kits that make your items look more attractive. You can even make a light box with some cardboard and cloth.

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thanks for that
by toscaskiss / September 25, 2010 11:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Lighting

and now to research light boxes!

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First Camera
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 25, 2010 1:08 AM PDT
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Take a look at the Canon SD1300IS and the Canon A1100IS.

Both are inexpensive and have Image Stabilization.

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(NT) noted, thanks so much.
by toscaskiss / September 25, 2010 11:05 AM PDT
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Digital cameras: my very first camera, please advise
by Battery001 / September 25, 2010 7:17 PM PDT

You can search online, you may return to find many.

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Tripod
by forkboy1965 / September 27, 2010 9:39 AM PDT

Don't forget to purchase a basic tripod! It will make things a bit simpler for all of $35-$45.

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