point and shoot camera

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by paco_deluca, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. paco_deluca

    paco_deluca Senior member

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Location:
    austin
    i am looking at getting a camera. I want something to take photos while traveling.

    I am not camera savvy, so i dont see my self buying a dslr with multiple lenses. I would like something decent under $500.

    do you guys have any experience with any of the cameras below?

    Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V
    Nikon Coolpix P100
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
     
  2. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

    Messages:
    2,657
    Likes Received:
    68
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Location:
    San Fran
    All are the wrong choice.
     
  3. paco_deluca

    paco_deluca Senior member

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Location:
    austin
    really? what do you recommend?

    under $500?
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  4. Rolf

    Rolf Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    I just bought a Panasonic LX5 and I'm more than happy. No idea what it costs in US, but it is small - looks decent and takes good photos (for my use anyways).
     
  5. paco_deluca

    paco_deluca Senior member

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Location:
    austin
    i am looking for a camera that does well in low light situations and can also do large panoramic shots, my main use will be photographing my vacation to Germany.

    what dslr and lense do you guy recommend? maybe i need to up my budget...
     
  6. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

    Messages:
    13,931
    Likes Received:
    2,083
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Location:
    McAnally Flats
    

    Very helpful.
     
  7. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

    Messages:
    2,657
    Likes Received:
    68
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Location:
    San Fran
    The camera Rolf suggested is exactly what you need.
     
  8. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

    Messages:
    1,990
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  9. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

    Messages:
    21,170
    Likes Received:
    1,740
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    I heart my lumix lx5
     
  10. arced

    arced Senior member

    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    

    +1 on the Canons. I love my s90. Small, great pictures and excellent in low light conditions. You can get better pictures with a dSLR, but they get pretty bulky when you're traveling. I like that I never debate about whether or not to take the s90.
     
  11. soxpats

    soxpats Senior member

    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    

    I do too. Great camera
     
  12. soxpats

    soxpats Senior member

    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    

    Panasonic is a good choice
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
  13. soxpats

    soxpats Senior member

    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    What are you getting?
     
  14. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Hoboken, NJ
    Excuse the shameless self-promotion, but I'm selling a practically brand new S95 for under MSRP + tax/shipping. Used it on my trip to Thailand, but I'm looking to upgrade to a DSLR since I'm not concerned about size anymore. See my signature. Many would argue the Canon S9"x" is the best line of compact point and shoots.
     
  15. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Hoboken, NJ
    And to expand, I did a lot of research on this in terms of Point and Shoots under $500.

    Those cameras you listed are NOT a good idea, there's much better out there. Look at:

    Canon S95
    Panasonic Lumix LX-5
    Nikon P7000 (Although quite large)
    Canon G12 (Althouh quite large)

    You may also want to look into Micro 4/3 or Mirrorless DSLR cameras for slightly a bit more money like

    Sony Alpha NEX-C3
    Sony Alpha NEX-5N
    Panasonic Lumix GF3
    Olympus E-P3 / E-PL3 / E-PM1
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by