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$800 to buy camera

by getreadyfor / December 9, 2011 10:25 PM PST

i want to spend around $800 to buy a digital camera, do you have any good ones to recommend?

i heard cannon, Ninon, Fujitsu, samsung etc. however i have no experience on this, please advice which one shall i buy?

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 10, 2011 12:17 AM PST
In reply to: $800 to buy camera

Any of the DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras will serve you well.
Each DSLR manufacturer has one or more entry level DSLR cameras that will cost under $800.

Canon and Nikon are the most popular.
I don't believe Fujitsu makes digital cameras any more.
Samsung markets a DSLR camera, that is made by Pentax.
Pentax sells several DSLR models.

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What do you want to shoot?
by PistonCupChampion / December 10, 2011 1:25 AM PST
In reply to: $800 to buy camera

Budget is of course a consideration, but without know your requirements and desires, it is impossible to recommend one because there are many good cameras. You should know that all cameras have compromises, be it size, weight, complexity, price. Your previous experience with cameras will dictate the quality of the photos too; a knowledgable photographer with a cheap camera will, in many instances, take better quality photos than a novice with an expensive camera.

So...does it need to fit in a pocket, or is a large camera okay? Do you only want to "point and shoot," or do you want to learn how to use the controls to make more artistic photos? Will you take casual pictures of friends, use it for travel, or for sports?

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