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After three days reading dpreview, I still can’t make a decision on what kind of camera i should buy.
There’s a couple conditions that limit me in choosing a camera
- The Maximum Price Range is $900 to $1000 (That’s include the lens kit)
- The camera should handle Indoor Lighting well
- The Camera should have a good Noise Reduction when I use High ISO
- The Camera should have a nice “out of the box” setting, so if i’m in a hurry i don’t need to set the camera too much
- Last but not least, it should have a great after sales services
Seeing the conditions that limit me like “the nice out of the box” setting in buying a camera, i know i should just buy a pocket camera not an SLR.
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At first i was thinking in buying a SLR-like Canon G9 camera or an SLR Olympus E-510. but i want to review again on my choice.
For a couple of days now i read all the review from dpreview on non SLR camera and i notice a couple cameras that fits to my conditions. The ones that i particularly like is Canon G9, Fujifilm Finepix F50fd and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8K.
I was peeking Canon G9 for along time, because my friends own Canon G7 and the result pictures are great. But there’s a negative voice on the dpreview about it couldn’t handle High ISO really well. That means i have to manually set for night lighting environment, and that the one that i was hoping to avoid.
For FujiFinepix F50d is highly recommended by dpreview, but i have doubt on myself because seeing the sample pictures compared with the older Finepix F31d, it look strange in variety ISO Setting.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 had enormous zoom capability (12X!!!) and based on the pictures samples that provided from dpreview, it look great but at night mode the noise looks plaguing. but i’m sure there’s nothing that a photoshop can’t do, as long as it look sharp and repairable.
For all i know i’m still considering an SLR like camera or SLR camera. It’s quite hard in choosing, considering i had limited budget (<$1000) for a long term plan.
btw i'm still a newbie here on photography world, my choice is based on reading not experiencing it, but with the help of my friends who understands more, i'm hoping that i could get a good choice of camera.
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There’s some difficulty too when i’m asking my friends or relatives in choosing a good camera, Most of them are brand minded. But they do have common things on the topic, They dont other brands to compare, they only have a single brand cameras, some of them have more than one brands and that’s the one that i trust.
I think i’m going to look around on SLR thats fits with my budget.
all camera pictures are from dpreview.
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