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Looking For Good Camera For Extreme Close Up Pics

I do quite a bit of selling online and am looking for a good quality camera that takes exceptionally sharp, clear close ups. The camera I have now, which is a Kodak DC280, makes extreme closeups of items, such as jewelry, totally blurred. To the point that you cannot make out any of the details. I don't require alot of bells and whistles, but there is so much out there, I'm not sure what to choose. Any suggestions?

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If you are looking for lower cost - check out the Nikon 3200.

A better choice would be the Nikon 5400.

The best choice would be a SLR (single lens reflex) camera with a macro lens. That would set you back about $1,800


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I know it's not current, but my Nikon 4500 takes sharp shots

from less than an inch away when it's in macro mode. It does, however, sometimes have difficulty locking in when the object doesn't have a good hard edge to lock onto. Also, it's essential to be in macro mode.

I got it on eBay.

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Blurry closeups

Are you using a tripod? Are you using a fast enough shutter speed? Check your focus mode? I'm not too familiar with your older model camera. If you're using a tripod and a fast enough shutter speed and still get blurry shots, you need a camera with a more versatile zoom lens or perhaps even one that accepts macro/close-up lenses. I use a Nikon E8700. It can shoot very small subjects/details using the digital zoom. Look at the shot of a Ladybug. They're not great, but still acceptable.

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