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Newbie Camera buyer.... where to buy? what to buy?

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  1. #11

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    Thanks all for the responses........


    For day to day quick snap pictures I will continue to use my photo [Samsung camera is pretty good] but I looking for a camera for ‘days out’ and scenery / landscape pictures while in HK or on holidays. However my partner requires to use the pictures and video camera for HD shots.


    Therefore I would of thought I’m looking for a good bridge/superzoom or start up DSLR?


    What I liked about my friends Nikon Coolpix P520:


    Good picture quality [in my opinion]

    • The zoon is great however unsure how often I would use it.
    • Large LCD screen.
    • Camera felt great and light in hand. [As advised on the forum I went to use the Sony 5t and thought it was awkward to use / handle [small] and touch screen was not as efficient as robust controls on P520]
    • Robust controls and easy to access.
    • Video performance good.
    • GPS is a good techy bonus.



    What I disliked:


    Performance in low light, hit or miss.
    Slow response to repeat shot.


    I only used it for a shot period of time but these were my thoughts, friend insisted it was a good buy but had meet people with low level SLR’s and he felt you can ‘see’ the difference in picture quality.


    I presume only when you develop pictures to hard copy do you see the true difference?


    Thanks


  2. #12

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    Coxell seems to have reasonable prices and are a camera "specialist" store so may be more knowledgeable about cameras than your average Fortress/Broadway muppets. There are also a few branches of Tin Cheung that are also pretty good.


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    Someone pointed this out before as a good image quality comparison tool

    http://www.dpreview.com/products/com...ras?ref=footer

    > I presume only when you develop pictures to hard copy do you see the true difference?

    No, you can easily tell image quality difference on a screen. The most obvious situation is low light / high ISO.


  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshy104
    Thanks all for the responses........


    For day to day quick snap pictures I will continue to use my photo [Samsung camera is pretty good] but I looking for a camera for ‘days out’ and scenery / landscape pictures while in HK or on holidays. However my partner requires to use the pictures and video camera for HD shots.


    Therefore I would of thought I’m looking for a good bridge/superzoom or start up DSLR?


    What I liked about my friends Nikon Coolpix P520:


    Good picture quality [in my opinion]

    • The zoon is great however unsure how often I would use it.
    • Large LCD screen.
    • Camera felt great and light in hand. [As advised on the forum I went to use the Sony 5t and thought it was awkward to use / handle [small] and touch screen was not as efficient as robust controls on P520]
    • Robust controls and easy to access.
    • Video performance good.
    • GPS is a good techy bonus.



    What I disliked:


    Performance in low light, hit or miss.
    Slow response to repeat shot.


    I only used it for a shot period of time but these were my thoughts, friend insisted it was a good buy but had meet people with low level SLR’s and he felt you can ‘see’ the difference in picture quality.


    I presume only when you develop pictures to hard copy do you see the true difference?


    Thanks


    http://www.dpreview.com/products/com...tDir=ascending

    nikon p520 is only 1/2.3" ((6.17 x 4.55 mm) while sony nex-3n is at aps-c (23.5 x 15.6 mm.), it's not that good, especially considering the size of the camera

    http://www.ephotozine.com/articles/s...ed-updated.gif


    generally, bigger sensor size, better quality picture

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