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UER Forum > UE Photography > The Official "What camera to buy?" Thread (Viewed 336885 times)
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[I'm] not looking for anything fancy in particular, just a cheap digital camera for the memories. What are the best ones under $300?
The old Nokia camera that I used was 8 Mp, and there were some pretty great shots. Shame that I lost it...




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< Reply # 361 on 10/2/2011 10:07 PM >
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[I'm] not looking for anything fancy in particular, just a cheap digital camera for the memories. What are the best ones under $300?
The old Nokia camera that I used was 8 Mp, and there were some pretty great shots. Shame that I lost it...

Do you want an SLR or p&s?




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Do you want an SLR or p&s?


Just a simple P&S.




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< Reply # 363 on 10/3/2011 7:27 AM >
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Just a simple P&S.

Then I'd suggest a used Canon PowerShot G7 or G9. You can definitely get a G7 for under $300, while you MAY be able to find a G9 for around that or just a little over, depending on the condition.




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< Reply # 364 on 10/8/2011 4:19 PM >
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And before that you had...?


Alright, so I used to shoot with a D60, not like I am proud of it or anything.




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Alright, so I used to shoot with a D60, not like I am proud of it or anything.


So did I. ;)




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I am looking for a good photography starter camera, I have a 7.5 P&S Sony Cyber shot but I am looking to get more into SLR and all that. I am looking to spend around $200-$300 somewhere in there. I want to be able to shoot at night (my P&S is horrible at night shots) and something that gets good pictures but is not crazy complected to use. thanks




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< Reply # 367 on 10/20/2011 3:20 AM >
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I may be in the market for a new camera very soon. There's nothing wrong with my D80, but I'd like to upgrade and save it as a backup. I'm considering getting a D7000, but there are certain drawbacks that have been mentioned on dpreview.com that make me think that I should go for a D300s. Any thoughts?

Edit: While I'm at it, I'd like to get a new lens. Should I go for the 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, or the 28-70mm f2.8D IF-ED or 80 - 200 mm F/2.8D ED, which are older, but a little less than half the price?



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< Reply # 369 on 10/25/2011 3:17 AM >
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I may be in the market for a new camera very soon. There's nothing wrong with my D80, but I'd like to upgrade and save it as a backup. I'm considering getting a D7000, but there are certain drawbacks that have been mentioned on dpreview.com that make me think that I should go for a D300s. Any thoughts?

Edit: While I'm at it, I'd like to get a new lens. Should I go for the 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, or the 28-70mm f2.8D IF-ED or 80 - 200 mm F/2.8D ED, which are older, but a little less than half the price?

I guess that I'll bump this. D7000 or D300s?




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I'd get the lenses you mentioned below before switching bodies. The 24-70 and 80-200 would cover a lot of ground the only thing you would be missing is something wide on the crop sensor. Maybe you already have that covered.

As far as the D7000 vs D300s It looks like you lose some focus points, 2 FPS shooting speed, and physical size if you go with the D7000. It also looks like the D7000 has 2 stops more ISO, 4 more megapixels, 1080p video. I'd probably head to a local store and put them both in my hands to do a comparison and decide which one felt better for the type of shooting you want to do.




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Personally any cannon is good for me.




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Personally any cannon is good for me.



Don't you think that's just a little too heavy to lug around?




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Nice to know i am not the only one that did that....lol...i am not alone in my spelling errors




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Don't you think that's just a little too heavy to lug around?


Now I want to see that damned camera that flash is for!!!!



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Are there any 4 thirds fans or users on here? I missed getting a GF 1, (excellent camera) the GF 2 lost some good features, and became more of a point and shoot.

Had a quick look at the GF 3, seems like so much touch screen and menu stuff. The Sony Nex 5 is the same price, now there's a new Nikon J 1 and V 1 in that range. (1K after tax and card).

I'm trying to stay with a small but high quality camera. Might be better to go with a DSLR though, better value because we aren't paying for the downsizing. Wouldn't want any less camera than a D 90 in a DSLR. Am thinking the D 90 is getting near replacement time though. Always been a Nikon film guy, but would switch if Canon digital is better. Thanks.




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< Reply # 376 on 11/21/2011 11:19 PM >
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I guess that I'll bump this. D7000 or D300s?


Definitely the D7000 for picture quality and low light usage. The image quality of its sensor really overshadows any small annoyances like AF point numbers. It's even got a magnesium alloy body which its predecessor (D90) did not have. This is a huge benefit for UE as you can get into some fairly precarious situations.

The 24-70 is definitely the lens to get, just be aware that it might not go as wide as you would like it to because you are shooting a crop sensor. On my D700 its perfect for UE and the only other lens I carry is a 50mm 1.4. On a crop sensor, like the D7000 or D300S you might feel the need to also carry an ultra wide angle lens like a 10-20.







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Definitely the D7000 for picture quality and low light usage. The image quality of its sensor really overshadows any small annoyances like AF point numbers. It's even got a magnesium alloy body which its predecessor (D90) did not have. This is a huge benefit for UE as you can get into some fairly precarious situations.

The 24-70 is definitely the lens to get, just be aware that it might not go as wide as you would like it to because you are shooting a crop sensor. On my D700 its perfect for UE and the only other lens I carry is a 50mm 1.4. On a crop sensor, like the D7000 or D300S you might feel the need to also carry an ultra wide angle lens like a 10-20.

Thanks, but I have a quick question about this. Only a small part of my photography is UE. Most of the rest is event photography, e.g. concerts, public gatherings, and such, so should I still get the D7000 instead of the D300s? I'm asking because I've read about the AF not being as quick as on the D300s, especially in low light, and a tendency to blow out some details in bright light if exposure compensation isn't used. For the record, I'm not looking for a reason to not get the D7000. I just want to get something that'll best suit my needs in a majority of the situations in which I'll be using it.



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Shooting events and concerts would probably stress the need for a camera that performs well in low light. When I shoot live shows, I'm shooting between 1600 and 2500 ISO. Comparing the sensors on DxO Mark (Below), it seems that the D7000 blows the 300S away in that department.

Heres my OPINION:

A lot of lenses, including the 24-70, have an internal focusing motor. The "S" in AF-S stands for Silent Wave Motor. Because the lens is doing the mechanics of focusing, I believe that when it comes to focusing speed, it will be dependant on the lens moreso than the camera. As for blowing out details in bright light, the 7000's sensor has a greater dynamic range so I would think that it would be less of an issue with the 7000 over the 300S.

Retail stores don't have amazing lighting, going to the store, and actually trying both cameras with the same lens will probably give you a pretty good idea of a real world situation in terms of shooting events.

Personally, I would choose the D7000 over the 300S without thinking twice.




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Shooting events and concerts would probably stress the need for a camera that performs well in low light. When I shoot live shows, I'm shooting between 1600 and 2500 ISO. Comparing the sensors on DxO Mark (Below), it seems that the D7000 blows the 300S away in that department.

Heres my OPINION:

A lot of lenses, including the 24-70, have an internal focusing motor. The "S" in AF-S stands for Silent Wave Motor. Because the lens is doing the mechanics of focusing, I believe that when it comes to focusing speed, it will be dependant on the lens moreso than the camera. As for blowing out details in bright light, the 7000's sensor has a greater dynamic range so I would think that it would be less of an issue with the 7000 over the 300S.

Retail stores don't have amazing lighting, going to the store, and actually trying both cameras with the same lens will probably give you a pretty good idea of a real world situation in terms of shooting events.

Personally, I would choose the D7000 over the 300S without thinking twice.

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Thanks for the advice and info.




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