Tips on Choosing a Camera

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This is going to be a buying guide with a bit of a difference. I'm not particularly concerned here with giving advice on how to buy a posh, £200-plus compact camera or a DSLR. Instead, I will try to show that it is possible to obtain a very solid camera outfit that will give you very satisfying ... Read review

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Picture the savings! Review with images

AdvantagesCost savings can be huge; there are some remarkably good older cameras around

DisadvantagesTakes time and effort; always the risk of a dud

"This is going to be a buying guide with a bit of a difference. I'm not particularly concerned here with giving advice on how to buy a posh, £200-plus compact camera or a DSLR. Instead, I will try to show that it is possible to obtain a very solid camera outfit that will give you very satisfying results for a surprisingly small outlay. The lower you want to go in terms of cost, the more patience you are likely to need, but the rewards in terms of money ..." Read review
30.09.2010

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Community Level 1rowlandw

rowlandw

Getting Started with Digital Photography

AdvantagesHelp on deciding to go digital for newbies, Olympus Camedia C3020 used as example

DisadvantagesNo case made for or against other cameras nor traditional (film) photography

"How do I get started in digital photography? This question dogged me for years because I love photography and I could see the world was going digital. I’m also a bit of a gadget-head, so why didn’t I just rush out and buy a digital camera? I didn’t because, 1) Which camera? The choices were bewildering and paralysed my decision-making. 2) What would I do with the images once they’re in the camera? How do I download ..." Read review
03.02.2003

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Community Level 6Versatile

Versatile

SNAP ........

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"Snap ~ Snap ~ what do you get; picture perfect is what you get. After searching high & low for a modern camera I finally bought myself a flashy top of the range Toshiba digital. It was time for my old & out-dated conventional camera to make way for my new digital Toshiba M81. Since the launch of digital cameras, dedicated photographers, amateur snappers and experienced professionals have been able to take photography to another level ~ a level that ..." Read review
23.01.2002

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Community Level 4bigbtommy

bigbtommy

Pick a camera, any camera.

AdvantagesLarge amount of flexibility in current market

DisadvantagesToo many new cameras, not enough money!

"We are in a great time for photography at the moment. Especially if you don't buy digital. Yep, although film isn't trendy any more, and you won't impress your neighbours with your tech-smart megapixels and USB chit-chat, there is still a lot of life left in the "old beast" yet. Emulsions are currently improving all the time. We have the widest amount of selection - from the tiny APS to 5x4 and 10x8. First off, let me just start by saying that ..." Read review
16.02.2003

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Community Level 2michellewood

michellewood

Choose a camera that suit your needs

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"Well, I've been a photographer for a while now, played with so many different cameras and finally found a few that I shoot with all the time. Through many differnt comparison I hope to give all the readers some tip about picking something that's best for you. Let me just catagorized a few major types of camera for you. Point and Click Advance photo system SLR (single lens reflex) Polaroid instant camera Digital camera There's also several ..." Read review
14.06.2001

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