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

    Please can someone advise me on best/cheapest place to buy Camera’s in HK? And what Camera type and make you would recommend?

    I’m currently contemplating purchasing a ‘Bridge/superzoom’ or ‘DSLR’ camera for mid-low level photography and videos.

    My friend showed me his camera which was a Nikon Coolpix P520 which I was blown away with, I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes with cameras so this was outstanding in my opinion. The zoom outstanding [although possibly OTT] and the pictures looks great. One downfall however was the cameras performance at night, it seemed the picture quality considerably deteriorated.

    My budget is around the $3,000-5,000 HKD range; but all depended on the right camera cost.

    Any input is appreciated, thanks.

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    I recommend soon to be discontinued sony nex-5t at HK$5000 or lower model nex-3n for HK$3200, this will kill any compact p520 and even surpass/equal quality of entry level dslr

    also note it's much smaller than p520 yet has same size sensor as a entry level dslr,

    http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=160143

    http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=151034

    CCAV is where I purchase mine, official stock, no grey import with full warrenty

    http://www.ccav.hk/contact-us

    http://www.digitalversus.com/digital-camera/face-off

    here you can compare photo quality


    http://www.ccav.hk/contact-us


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    Does ccav have an English page?


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    doesnt it all come down to "My lens is bigger than yours nah nah nah nah nah", buy the biggest and longest lens you can afford and you will become a superstar immediately, people will


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Omega
    Does ccav have an English page?
    no, but they do speak English, they are tv, high end hifi, home cinema specialist, but now do cameras and phones

    but the main thing, with a bit of homework ( ie, price reference from price.com.hk) you will save a lot compare the duopoly

    also notice, how the broadway and fortress will 99% have only list price and no discount as their target market for non tech savvy, even if these items are about to be discounted

    between this and the other retailer : super king av, I have purchase 6 TV's (2 for boss, 2 for myself, 2 for in law), av amplifier, various equipment for client, camera and mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtbhotia
    doesnt it all come down to "My lens is bigger than yours nah nah nah nah nah", buy the biggest and longest lens you can afford and you will become a superstar immediately, people will
    that's perceived status crap, no different to my car is much nicer/higher bhp than yours

    yes, hk has a dslr demand on the basis of fashionable aspect, but not everyone like that

    my point, camera like audio must cater for everyone's differing requirements, high quality does not always mean bigger either, sony has prove that with rx-1 and a7 models

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    OP: What do you want though? Do you want the best possible image quality, portability, a giant zoom range? These things are often (though not always) contradictory and "midlevel photography" doesn't really explain what you want to do with it.

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    FWIW, I'm very happy with my Sony RX100ii


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    olympus pen?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    OP: Do you want the best possible image quality, portability, a giant zoom range? These things are often (though not always) contradictory and "midlevel photography" doesn't really explain what you want to do with it.
    Maybe he just wants to take photos of the Escalator?

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