I Need A New Photography Camera…?

Question by yeahcandice: I Need A New Photography Camera…?
whats a really good photography camera below $ 1000?
needs to be digital,
please help,
thanks ūüôā
i mostly take pictures of live bands,
and band promotion/press shots.

Best answer:

Answer by RiChE 90210
Canon Xsi

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6 Responses to I Need A New Photography Camera…?

  1. uhohspaghettio says:

    canon powershot. best camera i’ve owned.

  2. Practically Prudent says:

    What do you snap pics of, and what is your skill level?

    If you’re a beginner or hobbyist amateur, the Canon XS and XT are great, as well is the Nikon D40, D40x and D60

  3. Teresa P says:

    I just recently purchase a Panasonic, 10x Zoom from Costco. I love it. There are so many wonderful features and some I am sure I have not yet discovered.
    I was not sure if you were looking for SLR only, which mine is not but still a great camera.

  4. mcmong says:

    sony alpha 350 rocks!

  5. vicseo says:

    If you are really on a budget and want the best quality for the money, check out the P&S Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 [with a Leica lense] which has more features than most pro DSLRs that require auxiliary lenses not even equal to the single initial full-range lense that comes with the FZ28. It is reviewed at:

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_reviews/panasonic_fz28.html

    It just came out on November 4, 2008.

    It’s an all-in-one 10.1 megapixel digital camera which includes (i) built-in image stabilization; (ii) HD720 quality video [Quicktime] which permits zooming while videoing skateboarding, action sports; (iii) a 18x zoom [27 – 486 mm (35mm equiv.)] “Leica” lense for nature and concert photography; (iv) up to 0.39 inch macro option; (v) up to 6400 ASA; (vi) takes up to 380 pictures per 120 min. battery charge; (vii) has a “burst speed” of 13 fps; and sells new for $ 320 at amazon.com. in the U.S.

    Here’s an actual handheld picture of the moon:

    http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/bf/1b/a83ac060ada0881604bad110.L.jpg

    Good luck!

  6. Digital One Photography says:

    I recommend to anyone seriously contemplating the purchase of a new digital SLR camera to consider these two primary questions:

    1. How much money do you have to spend???? $ 500.? $ 800.? $ 1,500.?

    2. What level of photography do you aspire to “progress to” in the coming years ? (i.e. basic beginner, intermediate, or professional/business use).

    For most beginners to intermediates I usually suggest one of these two manufacturers: Canon vs Nikon

    1. Canon EOS Rebel model XSi. (Also known as the Canon 450D in Britain)
    The “kit” package comes with an 18-55mm zoom lens. The camera has pop-up flash, 12.2 Megapixels, and shutter speeds up to 1/4000th, 100-1,600 ISO sensitivity, 7 autoexposure Scene modes, PLUS Shutter Priority, Aperature Priority and Programmed Exposure Modes and Manual. It also has a 3 inch LCD screen, 3.5 frames continous per second max., 9 point AF system, Live View Functioning and the ability to record photos in 3, 6 or 12 Megapixels PLUS numerous other great features found only on more expensive cameras. Wal-Mart is also selling them now for about $ 799. Sam’s Club also has them for $ 729.

    I bought one of these 6 months ago and use it as my “back up” camera. I absolutely love it. I have gotten some fantastic photos with it and cannot praise it enough. I routinely enlarge my photos to make 8×10’s and 11×14 size enlargements with no noticeable distortion or loss of detail in the pictures.

    2. Nikon D-90: If you prefer to use Nikon equipment I strongly recommend the Nikon D-90 which has 12.3 Megapixels, 3 inch monitor with Live View, 200-3,200 ISO sensitivity, 11 point AF system with Face Priority, 4.5 frames per second in continous mode, 5 advanced Scene modes for auto exposure plus Shutter Priority, Aperature Priority, Programmed Auto plus Manual. The D-90 sells for around $ 900-950. (Body ONLY. The 18-55mm lens cost an additional $ 150.-175.) Typically, Nikon equipment is slightly more expensive than Canon equipment, but (having owned both Nikon and Canon cameras), I have seldom noticed BETTER quality results using Nikon equipment.

    These two selections are probably the best choices ( in my opinion) for any beginner to intermediate skill level, offering the most lenses and other accessories, dealers and places to purchase.

    I strongly recommend that ALL beginners buy a good book on digital photography AND take a class or two from a Vocational school or Community Education Center in your area.

    You can learn more about the technical specifications of each of these two cameras at these websites:

    http://www.usa.canon.com
    http://www.nikonusa.com

    Good Luck

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