Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:17 PM
So I've been researching around looking for a new one and trying to keep it in or around $500. The one I'm thinking of getting is the Nikon Coolpix P510 16.1 MP CMOS digital camera with 42x zoom. The slr cameras look very nice too but I believe if I went that route additional macro lenses would be needed, and as photography is frustrating to me as it is already, I was trying to keep things as idiot proof as possible.
So I was just posting here to see if anyone thought this purchase was a bad idea or if anyone had any recommendations for alternatives. Any advice is greatly appreciated thanks!
Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:06 PM
En Taro Tassadar, Executor. - Artanis
Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:53 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:13 PM
If you can find a camera that suits your needs that can use a shutter remote control, I recommend that over using the onboard timer for several reasons. 1) You don't have to wait 5 or 10 seconds in between shots while the timer counts down. 2) If you are doing the sorts of photos that require multiple views (front and back or 360 'spin') of a mini taken from the exact same angle at close range, resetting the timer can affect the consistency of your shots, causing a "jumpy" effect in spin shots. 3) Remote shutter button is also great for other things you will eventually want to try with your camera, such as self-portraits that include you and a child or pet, or getting that rare photo of a bolt of lightning. Doing either while trying to hold a camera or trusting that perfect moment to happen just as the timer runs out can be pretty difficult.
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