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Which camera?

Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Videos' started by Mad Murphy, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    Heres a puzzel... At the moment I use a bridge camera I can operate it one handed and it takes quite good pictures but, I have it a good 3 years now and I use it everyday so Im thinking of getting a new camera next year but what do I buy?

    Stick with a bridge camera or go for a dslr.??
    My way of photographing is normally one handed (Ive got a dog lead in the other) and its casual random stuff we see as we walk so Im not going to want anything that needs a tripod and 3 pairs of hands but I want something with decent zoom and a size that sits in my hand and isnt too small like a phone..

    Any ideas?
     
  2. JudyN

    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    I'm anything but an expert, still grappling with aperture and focusing, but have a look at the Canon G7X. I only say that because that's what DS2 recommended for me and he is very into photography and a geek as well.

    I'd imagine you want a motordrive thingy (see I know all the technical terms) so you can follow movement and then select out of all the images it takes. Also one with a flip-out screen, which makes it much easier to take photos of things in awkward places - you can get it right down to the ground and see what you're taking without having to get all the way down yourself.

    But these are probably standard with any decent camera now - like I say I'm not an expert. I also don't find it that easy to take pictures one-handed but then my hands are tiny.

    This is an example of a photo I took of a hoverfly. I don't tend to zoom in that much, I find it better to crop closely later.

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    I know you tend to take more distant photos though - I've not really mastered how to get a good distant shot yet as last summer I became obsessed with all the teeny wee beasties in the garden.
     
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    I have the Sony - can't remember the techie details but at the time I got it, its build/construction was different from, but better than, a normal DSLR and that made it more efficient for some reason. I really can't remember the details but it's why I chose it.
     
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    If you know the model number I will check it out....
     
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    OH has just informed me that my camera isn't a bridge camera... I told you I know nothing!
     
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    It's the alpha 57. It's about 7 years old though, so likely to have been superseded by more efficient models.
     
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