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Looking for a new camera, but don't know much about them.

by wheredoigofromhere / September 6, 2009 4:17 PM PDT

I'm 16 years old and looking to get a new camera. I'm saving up my money and plan on buying one when I have around $800. If I'm going to spend this much I'd really want to get a camera that's going to be what I want.
If anyone could help me out with this, I'd really appreciate it.

I've really been wanting to get into photography for a while now and a lot of times I find myself seeing things and thinking "That would be a really cool picture.." but of course I either don't have my camera with me, or if I do I can't get a picture like the one in my head.

I'd probably be taking pictures of all sorts of things. People, landscapes, animals, random inanimate objects... maybe even a few flowers. I know that I want zoom because in the past with my current camera I haven't been able to get the pictures I've wanted simply because of not being able to zoom in enough.

If it's a good camera, I don't care how big it is. Not having much experience with photography, something relatively easy to figure out would be nice.

Thanks in advance to anyone who tries to help. Happy

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New Camera
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 7, 2009 4:56 AM PDT

Here is a comparison of big zoom cameras:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q109superzoomgroup/

All of these have the necessary features that will let you grow in Photography.

To start with, just leave the camera in Auto mode and it will be simple to use.
As you learn more about photography you can start to use the manual controls that give you more control over the camera.
Don't try to learn it all at once ... you can't.

Enjoy the camera while you learn.
You have years to learn it all.

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Thank you
by wheredoigofromhere / September 7, 2009 6:38 AM PDT
In reply to: New Camera

Thank you so much! That link really helped, and so did what you had to say. I look forward to finally buying a new camera and getting started... and with your help I know I'll be getting started the right way.

Thank you again.

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