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Reccomendation on Camera

by geyal / November 23, 2010 2:20 PM PST

My wife needs a camera to take pictures of her makeup arts. She will do this at home. So I need to have a camera with ability to shoot macro shots as well to work well with not perfect lighting.

I also saw that there are cameras that shoots Full HD videos and that will be a big plus for me.

My budget is around $550-$600

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How will the pictures be used?
by PistonCupChampion / November 23, 2010 3:10 PM PST

Will the pictures be printed? If so, what size? Or will they be posted online?

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VolkanAkkurt: Try/test Canon A620.
by volkan akkurt / November 27, 2010 4:24 AM PST

VolkanAkkurt: Try/test Canon A620.

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by geyal / November 28, 2010 3:41 PM PST

Most if not all of the pictures will be posted online. I believe that photos for printing she will hire a proffesional photographer

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Thanks but
by geyal / November 28, 2010 3:45 PM PST

Thank you for the reccomendation but that camera looks quite old (I think it is from 2005), it got maximum 7 million pixels as well as her video capability is quite poor for what cameras can do in that last 1-2 years

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Cameras and Lights
by PistonCupChampion / November 28, 2010 4:06 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks but

For posting online, the number of megapixels is unimportant; any camera will do. As far as shooting in poor light, she would be better off buying some inexpensive studio lighting than trying to buy a camera that works well in poor light. Even the best compacts can only do so much before using the built-in flash, and built in flash almost always makes people look not-so-good. Regardless, for under $500 you can get any of the top compacts: the Canon S95, the Canon G12, the Panasonic LX5, or the Samsung TL500. All but the Samsung have HD video FWIW, they are all 720p, not so-called full HD cameras...but honestly, you probably wouldn't ever notice the difference). The Canon S95 is the most compact, but the G12 and Panny LX5 have hot shoes for adding a flash; an advantage since you can get a flash that can tilt/bounce its light for better results.

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