another one in need of guidence
Hi I am looking for a little help, I want to buy a new camera for my wife, and so far I narrowed it down to a few products, and now I could use some expert opinion on what to buy, the camera I looking for, should be a good all-round camera, she will primarily use it for making images for her little online shop. And you should properly also know, that both me and wife, are not experts in photographing, so the camera should be able to take excellent images within having to do a lot modifications. Thanks a lot..

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That's a pretty broad range of cameras. Since you have a "business" need, it would be helpful to know what kind of product she is trying to photograph for sale. That will help narrow down any critical issues...

Comment #1

Hi, thanks for your response, she will be selling a broad range of products, for instance she will be selling crafts, Wreaths, pots and plants, housekeeping articles, candles & candlesticks. Regards.


Comment #2

Of the cameras you have listed, the Fuji S602 and Olympus C5050 seem best suited for external flash use. The internal flashes on any of them may not be flexible enough to get great lighting. The s602 and 5050 are also the more expensive and feature rich. Some of the others aren't really set up for external flash, some need brackets and connectors, which adds a degree of complexity for those cameras. Working up good lighting and using a tripod will do more for the pictures than struggling over deciding which camera to use. On-line pictures don't need the resolution that prints do so unless you are looking to go over 8x10 prints, the Fuji may be a more economical choice than the 5050.

A Google search will help you find information on lighting as well as the static content linked from the top of the page...

Comment #3

Thanks Craig, I believe I will go for the fuji camera.. Rolf..

Comment #4

BTW, found that forum with the tutorial again. It's this one! If you go to the "Cameras" link at the top of the page and go to a camera review, any camera should work, there is a menu down the left side. Click on Photo Lessons!..

Comment #5

Hi! You didn't have the Olympus D520, D550,or the C-50. They are all very good no brainer cameras that will take perfect photos in any lighting conditions in automatic settings with built in flash. I have had 6 different cameras and nothing takes a better point & shoot photo than these cameras. You just open the camera and shoot.

  I have been using digital cameras for 8 years, I own at least 10 programs for digital photos. Nothing comes close to ArcSoft's photo programs. They are so easy and fast it makes the job fun. You can even download a free full trial version. PhotoPrinter and Photo Impression are my favorites. Give them a try you don't even need a manual they are so easy,and they are free to try.

   Every printer & camera should come with this software. Have Fun.

                                    MJWacker Good Luck..

Comment #6

Thanks a lot guys, I will have a look at the website...

Comment #7

Hi - Saw that you offered well thought out advice to a guy and wanted to ask your opinion on two cameras that I am considering. I will be living in Africa and thus want a good zoom - eq to 300mm lens. Thus I am naturally inclined to the yet to be released C-750 but am also considering the Nikon 4300 with an extra 3x zoom. I will primarily take point and shoot photos - not one to mess with manual functions much. Will also print quite a few of the shots and thus want something that will be really clear on paper. Do you have any help you can lend please? Any thoughts would be really apreciated!..

Comment #8

Ok I'm another beginner looking to delve into the DC market and although I've read a bit I'm still stuck between a few cameras. Having just had a little boy we are looking for a camera thats giving great quality (I don't want to go through the pain of a 35mm to only get 1 or 2 good pics!!) Any advice on the following would be appreciated. Canon Ixus 400.

Casio QVR4.

Konica D400.

Kyocera S5.

Olympus C50.

Olympus Mju 300 (or 400!).

Pentax Optio 430RS..

Comment #9

Hi kruger, I have done a fair bit of research for DC lately. I think the best buy and value for money is down to 2. 1)Canon Ixus 400 and 2)pentax optio s. canon is slightly more expensive and bulkier but can record video and sound up to 3mins (pentax does only 30sec), canon can go up to 4MP (pentax only 3.2MP). but pentax is half the size smaller and about USD$60 cheaper. I haven't decided which to get. but I know it has to be 1 of it......

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