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    Help buying a new camera

    Finally going to bite the bullet and get a new camera. I basically want something that's going to take nice clean crisp shots. Will be taking photos of my snakes, family and other simple shots, nothing crazy. I want to stay under $350. Any recommendations?

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    This is a great camera that is currently on sale (usually $399, but is only $319)

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon+-+...&skuId=1978047
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    Re: Help buying a new camera

    Quote Originally Posted by The Serpent Merchant View Post
    This is a great camera that is currently on sale (usually $399, but is only $319)

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon+-+...&skuId=1978047
    I bought that one a few months ago, it takes very good pictures.

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    Im a professional photographer / cinematographer and love my pro Nikon equipment. However, at that price range, the Cannon Elph series point and shoot cameras are the best (cannon G even better but can be much more complicated and expensive).

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    Thanks Ill look into them.

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    Yeah, this is possibily dead in the water - but Don't go with Nikons that are sub 1000 IMO. Nikon is not in the market for point and shoot cameras, or even in the mirrorless game with their weak introduction of the 1 series. Don't get me wrong, they can be fine cameras, but there are better cameras in the price range specified. Vince nailed it on the head - Canon Digital Elph series is what I carried around with me and used for my photographs for AGES, even still when I don't feel like carrying around 3-5k in equipment just for a hike, I'll throw a Canon SD1200 IS in my bag and be done with it! Great macro range, and over all sharp images (unless you pixel peep but I don't assume you will be).


    I took this at midnight in the middle of the jungles of Belize standing in waste deep water with a Canon SD870 IS with onboard flash only. It can be a powerful pocket camera with impressive results, heck I even did a print 20x30 for someone from a shot with that camera! Give it a very strong consideration. If you want more picture control though, or the option to use external flashes consider the G series, but unless you find a used G11, they will be just out of your budgets range. However, they would be well worth it if you plan on doing any video work.

    Good luck, feel free to PM me any questions you may run into!
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    I ended up going with the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS. Has been great for my purposes. Thanks all for the advice.

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    Good choice, know lots of people who have thoroughly enjoyed that exact camera!
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