Hi all. I'm traveling to the East Coast this summer for an internship, and while I'm there I am getting a lot of chances to go and sight see around Washington D.C., the mountains, and basically Maryland in general. I want to buy a camera for my trip, (and future ones) to take photos of things to bring back home to relatives and whatnot. However, I have no clue what camera to buy. My budget is around $500, and I really don't know where to get started. Any advice would be awesome!!
Hey, I just got back from a trip abroad where I did a lot of taking pictures, and I'd decided I'd like to get my own camera and improve my skills. I've looked at quite a few YouTube videos on settings, but now I actually need to look for a camera to buy.
I don't have a specific budget, but I'm looking at the $500 range, give or take. If there's any lenses or other pieces of kit I should look into getting as well, it would be much appreciated.
One thing I would look for on the camera is how easy it is to adjust stuff manually. On the camera I borrowed for the trip (Canon PowerShot SX530 HS), adjusting the ISO was a bit of a pain, and I had to use a single dial to move the aperture and shutter, so I just kept it out of full manual. Also, the focus was confusing to use, so I just stuck with auto focus. I'm not sure how standard that kind of setup is, but I'd ideally like to do as much myself as possible.
The Sony a5000 with 2 lenses. Almost ready to go and get it. Any other suggestions?
[sony a5000] Any input is appreciated, thanks.
So I want to upgrade from my good old Nikon D5000 in the next few month and am thinking about wether to buy a used Nikon D800 or Sony a7 something. I haven`t dived into the differences between A7 ,S(2),R yet.
So for the guys who have those Sonys what are the real advantages and disadvantages between the Sonys and an FX DSLR?
Do the lens-mount converters really offer all the functions? The smaller size is really what drives my interest since I travel a lot and already carry my Nikon FM2 next to my DSLR, so space and weight savings would be nice.
Hello pool of awesome peoples and TekSyndicate staff! I know most of us don't live on the best of budgets but every now and then we have some moneys to play around with and get a decent something. So to the question I need a camera of camcorder that is a good all round piece that will do the following list Camera/Camcorder Low light, high def, portable(nothing super bulky that we need a bag to haul this guy), tripod, good in sunlight, decent night time, able to accept external mic (lights too but not a super up there thing) be on a decent budget not looking to push $700 area would like to stay in the sub $500. Camera Able to change out lenses. Camcorder Able to take decent stills, or pictures within video. If I could get a Camera that could do all that I would rather have a better still shooter and good video taker, than a camcorder that is great at video and sub-par shots. Again $500 is where I want to hit.
Yo! I have no idea to what section I should post this question but I thought "Gadgets" usually contain something camera related, at least I think so. Anyway, I am a hobbyist photographer who enjoys taking photographs tremendously, I have been using for about 3-4 years now my Canon IXUS HS 115 -digital camera which has served me very well. My favorite subjects are nature, urban exploration, skies, clouds, green things, playing with light etc. Here are some of my works: http://domesticterrorist.deviantart.com/gallery/ (None of these have been edited in anyway aside from the obvious ones that mention it specifically, I've just used the stuff in the camera or maybe resized the pictures on PC). I these days mostly post on Facebook. My biggest problems have been dealing with artifacts (saving in PNG seems to counter it a little bit) and blurry stuff that seem to be a common problem with digital pocket cameras. Also the screen is sort of broken and there's some smear grease and moist dots occasionally in the lens. Also there is no way to adjust the shutter speed. Anyways, I would like to have a new camera for under 1000€ which most of the good cameras for hobbyists generally fall. I don't mind it being not-digital I can always learn new stuff, I have no knowledge of camera lens objectives but those I can learn too. I don't want anything too professional that requires some advanced software, I have been using just GIMP, MS Paint and Photoscape to edit my stuff mostly. So I want to know some suggestions or if nothing then at least reroute me to some place where someone can answer these. I am really itching to take some photos but my broken camera has many limitations. Any good system/digital cameras for under 1000€ that would be a decent follow-up for the IXUS? tl;dr READ IT!
Am looking for a Camera that takes high quality pictures, i don't care about video i just want the best quality picture?
While I technically have a camera right now (my mom and I share it after she ended up dropping my old one after loosing hers.) I'm starting to get tired of not always having a camera whenever I feel like taking some photos.
Currently I have an Olympus Stylus 1, and while it is a fairly good camera (particularily when the only cameras I've ever really used previously were cheap canon point and shoots.), I've been leaning towards getting a camera with interchangeable lenses (either DSLR or mirrorless), with the intention of being able to get the camera to last through my final year of High School (and possibly even college), while having the potential to do more as I improve my photography skills.
I plan on mainly using the camera for nature photography (landscape, gardens, and some wildlife if the oppertunity presents itself). I've never really been into urban drawing/photography (including people). With that, I'm not terribly worried about the camera's video potential, so long as it isn't outright terrible. Budget is a soft limit of $650, and a hard limit of $700 (only including camera and kit lens. I have a bag as well as a ton of SD cards already)
I have done some of my own research already. I've more or less eliminated DSLR's as a possibility as I am prefering the idea of having a smaller camera so I can take pictures while on hikes easier.
So after doing some more research I've narrowed it down to either the Sony a6000 or the Olympus O-MD E-M10 Mark II. I will say that I am leaning towards the M10 because I'm not super worried about a fast focus (I can't imagine focusing can get much slower than my old cannon and I never had too much of an issue), and having the extra stabilization on the M10 seems like it would be nice for (slightly) longer exposures without the need of something to rest the camera on.
So I guess what I'm really asking is if there is anything that I may have overlooked, as well as maybe some other recomendations if there are better…
There isn't really a category for this, so I'm hoping this will work here.
I'm both fascinated and overwhelmed when I listen to
@Albert talk about cameras. It's something I really, really want to get into but man is there a lot of learning that needs to be done. I'm hoping the community here can help me out if I describe what I am looking for and intend to use a camera for.
My first and foremost thing I have always wanted to do, and really want to do is nature shots. I absolutely love beautiful pictures of mountain peaks with or with out snow, lakes or rivers, anything outdoors and in the wilderness. I also love night time cityscapes, definitely want to take some of those. I'm also intrigued in highly detailed, close up macro shots of flowers or bugs and other things in nature. I have a triple monitor setup and I love finding super wide 5760x1080 photography wallpapers. I absolutely want to make some of my own.
The other primary function I would like to accomplish is video reviews of toy figures such as Figma figures or Transformers. Not in the typically done fashion of sitting in front of a camera and talking about it and using your hands constantly, but something more akin to what can be seen here: https://youtu.be/-Alk7S-z6_g
So that's what I want a camera for. Obviously something a bit more budget friendly, and also good for a beginner such as myself. Something to start me out strong to learn with for a few years before investing in an upgrade and steepening my learning curve.
IMPORTANT I live in Canada. Please take prices and availability into consideration.
tl;dr - I want a beginner's low-to-mid budget camera for wide/panoramic scenic photography, macro photography, and toy video reviews.
Edit: Better make it clear I know what a DSLR is and that it was my plan from the start to get one. Thanks!
Ok, So Guys, i understand this question has been asked and answered so many times but i have personally gone through a lot of them, but couldn't find an answer to it.. so here goes I Am someone who needs a Camera, I Am a Sailor and i travel a lot, and i would like to take pictures of my travels.. i am currently using my Phone (Xperia Z3) as my Camera. Now that bieng said, i also have a YouTube channel when i review stuff, mainly Custom ROMs and other gadgets.(Here also, i use my Z3) so it would be wonderful if i can use the same camera for the videos i want to shoot. (
Just a Hint of what i do)
I Have been looking at dSLRs and they seem to be quite bulky. I Wont mind it much, but i am more interested in mirrorless Cameras, as they seem to provide enough Clarity and are quite compact.. i dont have much experience with Interchangeable Lens Cameras, but i like the concept.
So in Short, My Use Cases are. 1. Photography of places I Travel to. 2. Taking Videos of the Stuff I review.
I Have been Looking at a Few Cameras, like the Sony a6000Y, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2, OMD E-M 5, Lumix G7 to name a few..
But i am confused with a lot of stuff i am seeing in those. and Budget Falls somewhere between $1000-1200 for the Complete Kit (Body+Lenses)... FYI I Am From India so availability is a Concern but i can probably get the one when i am travelling so not a huge problem.
Also Something to note is that i need the Camera i am Buying to be with me for some time as i am not willing to upgrade my entire kit when the next one comes up.. so a good long time partner is what i need.
I Would Greatly appreciate any help i can get in deciding on which Camera is the best for my usage.
Thanks in advance Tek Lovers!
Hello all on the forum at this lovely hour of day, I have a simple question about Photography, as I am quite new to this world of things. As of late I have found a ton of joy in taking pictures when I go hiking, I just like the feeling of taking a nice photo that really expresses the feeling of the entire hike, it is amazing! Sadly the camera that I have been using has been the one that comes with my Galaxy Note 4, and while it is a pretty good camera in terms of phones, it is still not performing well enough to really bring the pictures I want to life i.e. it lacks functionality of an actual camera, things like good manual focus, and exposure control, shudder speed, things like this. I have been looking at a couple different cameras to start out with, and I am not sure exactly the one to save up for, and look forward to. We have in one corner, the Nikon D3300, and in the other, the Sony a6000. One is an entry level DSLR, and the other is a body-only mirrorless camera. I mostly take pictures of nature, and things of that sort (as mentioned before). Please give me your suggestions as to what I should start saving up for. TL;DR Nikon D3300 .vs. Sony a6000 body-only, I take pictures of pretty nature, which should I save for?
Hi guys So the title might be kind of weird but I am truly stuck on what is a good camera for filming these days? Now when I was a kid I had camcorders and "handycams" etc that were designed for video and such and photo cameras were for filming if you had to, but these days everybody seems to be using their smartphones or DSLRs for video and not camcorders unless you have a big tv station like one that Linus has. So I'm looking to buy a video camera (obviously) and I was wondering what I should actually buy? I live in NZ so I want the price to under $1000 NZD, so let's just say around $500 USD. Are there good camcorders that do 1080p at 30 or 60fps and have a reasonably good quality lens anymore, or should I just get a DSLR even though I already have one? Also I do you have to use Firewire with these kinds of cameras still or can you use something else more common now like USB or something? Plus I definitely don't want to use tapes or DVDs coz my old camcorders use that type of media and it's just outdated really. Thanks.
I know nothing about cameras. I know the one Logan and TekSyndicate use in their videos is like $2k. I just need one that can shoot in 1080p and looks decent on YouTube. Also one that doesn't cost more than my entire room. Thanks!