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daniserralta

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Posted: 2003-11-25 18:03:00   

Hi!

I'm looking for a new camera for my next African journey.

Africa have lot of amazing places to take great pictures but ... well ... I'm not a great photographer!!

So I need a good new digital reflex camera, no compact.

Could you give me some advice or recommendation to find the best camera for me???

Digital, Reflex, zoom, 5-6-7 mgpxls¿?, auto-this, auto-that ... not to heavy (Less 1 kg if possible), etc...

Thanks.

Dani!

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whereisliz

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Posted: 2003-11-27 00:31:00   

If you don't already know about it, the best place I know of on the web for camera advice is: http://www.dpreview.com/



They offer thoroughly researched, unbiased reviews of cameras, and they have a very active and respected community that posts on their forums.



Best of luck with your decision!



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inzaghi


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Posted: 2003-11-27 19:52:00   

Even better still, surf on to www.photography-on-the.net because it has all the information you need on Canon cameras. Why Canon? Because if you're talking photography, digital or not, you ought to think Canon, and nothing but Canon! ;)

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marianne

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Posted: 2003-11-28 09:08:00   

I agree with Inzaghi Canon cameras are excellent. I have several Canon cameras, Ixus and EOS. But I bought an Olympus digital camera. I was in fact hesitating between Canon and Olympus. I bought Olympus because it was slightly lighter in weight, and I love this camera!

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daniserralta

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Posted: 2003-11-30 18:19:00   

Thanks to all you for your time answering.

Both websites are good ... yeah! Inzhagi, Canon is good!! ;)

Anyway I must compare to chose the best for me.

I can't spend 1.000 euros for a camera!!!

So I'm looking for something nearer to my budget.

To compare some different cameras the Liz website is great, thanks.

Now I can compare and find something affordable for me.

Bye!

Dani!

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morc66

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Posted: 2003-12-01 12:35:00   

I've got a Canon too... but cheaper than Inzahgi's one. (not that it is relevant to you getting a camera though) I am the proud owner of a COMPACT camera now... the Canon PS G5.



Have a look at www.dpreview.com too. They have a good overview on camera's in all classes.



Why do you NEED a reflex camera? For your budget it might not be easy to find something like that... There are more than enough good compact camera's available though!



Cheers,



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daniserralta

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Posted: 2003-12-01 17:28:00   

Hi!



Yeah! I have a good compact camera already (An olympus) but ...

When I delope the pictures the sky is not blue, the colours are not the same, I have no zoom, and all that details that I think I will need while travelling trough Africa.

If I have the chance of see a lion, for example, I will need a good zoom to take a picture .... isn't really interesting a picture of the sabana with a lion at the end or would be not a great idea walk till be at 2 meters of a wild african lion to take the great picture. (I want to be back home alive!! - or almost in one piece!)

Colours, zoom, digital .... I need all this at a good budget!!

;)

Thanks for your help.

I'm still looking!



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paulortw

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Posted: 2004-04-22 14:08:00   

Hi Dani (if you haven't already left for Africa) - I can fully understand your need for a good AND RELIABLE camera for Africa - my seemed to work fine until I got it home to discover a grain of sand had got in, broken the seal and hence left a light streak across nearly every great photo - my elephants are all hiding behind lightning bolts!!

I've since bought a Pentax SLR - the bottom of the range costing 200 GBP a couple of years ago - and can thoroughly recommend it. I've got some great photographs from it, it's robust and reliable - I don't look after it very well, yet it continues to be a loyal friend. Recently i bought a Canon 3.2MB digital camera, but while it's smaller and much 'cooler', I still take the Pentax when I want to be sure of a great photo.



Paul


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gardkarlsen

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Posted: 2004-04-23 13:54:00   

Hi



I think that you can take good pictures with most cameras. The main issue is to have enough memory chips with you (or a laptop where you can download the pictures) so that you can take many pictures. The more you take the more likely I guess it is that some will turn out to be good shots. It is also important to have a camera that doesn't use to much battery (or bring a charger). And finally: you have to know your camera to be able to take good pictures. Hope you'll have a great trip



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Posted: 2004-04-26 13:18:00   

If you're going to take a digital camera then please take the opportunity where ever possible to download your pictures. I travelled with a german guy in Cambodia for a while and he had all his pictures from Thailand, Malaysia and singapore stored on his camera. He went to the ammunitions range in Phenom Pehn and asked one of the guys there to take his picture. Not used to delicate equipment the guy broke his camera and he lost ALL of his pictures! The worst thing was another german guy who we had met on route asked him only that day if he wanted to download his pictures onto his laptop, just incase anything happened, but he couldn't be bothered. Let that be a lesson to us all!

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