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help me buying digicam with MACRO photography

I am planning to buy a compact/ultra compact digital camera with good MACRO facility. Please suggest me some models..
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Sid

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MACRO

In reply to: help me buying digicam with MACRO photography

Most all digital cameras take good macro shots.

The key to good macro photography is lots of artificial light and a tripod.

While you are looking, you should also read a bit on "close-up" or "table top" photography:

http://www.shortcourses.com/using/tabletop/chapter7.htm

Since small digital cameras cover such a large price range, it would help to know what price range you are interested in.
Also, do you have a preference for the amount of optical zoom and megapixels.
Optical zoom is 3X on the majority of digital cameras, but some now reaching out to 15X and 18X (Sony and Olympus)
The majority of cameras now, are 6 megapixels or more.

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To add on...

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You can actually get better macro photographs from an ordinary point-and-shoot than you can from an SLR with a normal lens. You can get much closer (up to 1cm on some models) while a "package deal" SLR lens will focus onto a subject that is at least 5-10cm away. I know there might be a couple exceptions, but overall that seems to be the verdict.

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macro focus

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macro focus range 5 cm means i can not get closer than 5 cm from the object.. it that right? if so i should look for the camera which has less focus range.. please correct me if i am wrong.

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Sid

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Macro Focus

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You are correct, 5cm means the lens can not be closer than 5cm to the object.
That is about two inches.

You would only get that close if you were taking a photo of something about the size of a postage stamp or a coin.

Of course in macro mode the camera will focus out to about 18 inches, for larger objects.
Then there is "close focus".
Usually, if the macro focus ends at 18 inches, the camera's close focus will be from 18 inches to infinity. So, you would use "close focus" for even larger objects.
You would have to read the specifications for a camera to get the exact figures for that camera.

Here is some technical data:

http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/key=macro

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