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suggestions wanted...

by qdot / October 20, 2006 9:24 AM PDT

I wish to start photography as a hobby, but have never had a digital camera before. I request guidance from those who know much more. Please suggest how should I go about it, and which camera could I buy to start off?


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by jump1127 / October 20, 2006 5:15 PM PDT
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It can go any where from DSLR to point&shoot camera. It depends whether how serious you're gonna shoot your picture. Any desired specificaitons or budget ? Give me more clue please !

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Where to start looking
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 21, 2006 1:37 AM PDT
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Go to a store that has digital cameras on display, such as Staples, Circuit City, WalMart.

Get your hands on some of the cameras and see what size and weight camera interests you.
Check out the various features and spend about an hour looking.

Remember, you are are not buying.

After that, you will have some ideal as to size of camera, price range, and some features.


If you find a Canon A620, A630, A640 camera on display, pay particular attention to it. It has a swing out and tilt LCD. It also has manual controls in addition to the automatic controls. Manual controls are important if you plan to do some advanced photography.


Then come back to this forum and let us know what you found, that you like.


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