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New Camera

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by baz178, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. baz178

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2013

    Posts: 408

    Location: Leeds

    Thanks for replying!!

    Don't really think I'll be carting around a tripod but I'll probably get lenses for which ever camara I pick if that helps.
     
  2. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 29,962

    If you don't want to use a tripod due to weight then I think the Sony RX100 or Panasonic LX7 type camera would probably be appropriate, you then also don't have to cart around lenses.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2017
  3. Gungnir

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 17, 2005

    Posts: 453

    Location: Suffolk

    Search through Flickr etc with model names of cameras suggested along with keywords such as 'travel'.
     
  4. Mark M

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 6, 2006

    Posts: 2,958

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Ive recently bought a Fuji XT-10 and really enjoying using it. Its a mirroless camera so is smaller than a traditional DSLR and has most of the features you need.

    As mentioned above though, shooting in manual or semi auto with Aperture Priority is very challenging for a beginner and you will get more duff shots then good to start with. Its really all about practice and getting to know the camera settings so you can change them quickly.

    Whatever camera you go for make sure you get it with plenty of time before the holiday so you can get familiar with it.

    You will need a tripod (or something to rest the camera on at least) if you are wanting to take good landscape or night time shots though.
     
  5. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,230

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    I bought an RX100 Mk 2 last year as a more compact option than my D750 and lenses to take around on motorbike trips. Fantastic little camera - I've used it far more than my DSLR since I got it.
     
  6. kingo15

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 18, 2007

    Posts: 518

    Location: Northants

    Dont under estimate the power of the rx100 i have the mk3, more than capable of taking very good holiday pictures.
     
  7. rogan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,528

    Location: London

    I dropped and smashed my rx100 mark3, will be buying a new one if sony cant repair it for a reasonable price
     
  8. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 18,491

    Location: Planet Earth

    There is much to be said about a decent compact - the advantage of something pocketable is the fact you will you tend to take it out more often with you and I have taken some of my favourite pictures with a compact.

    However,the price of prosumer compacts is now coming to dSLR and mirrorless camera level. Last month and the month before you could get a Olympus OM-D E-M10 II or Fuji XT10 for under £400 and these have fantastic image quality and are very easy to use. They are also quite compact and lightweight too for an interchangeable lens camera.