A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 19/Apr/10 4:39pm

Hi.
I'm wanting to do some close up photos but our digital (good though it is) doesn't do them well.

What would be a good & inexpensive camera for doing close ups? (I know, getting an SLR would be ideal....)

:) FF
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Re: A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby Trail on Mon 19/Apr/10 4:52pm

anything with a macro setting?? My Canon A610 has the macro setting and i can get good closeups of really small stuff :)
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Re: A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby wheeltowheel on Mon 19/Apr/10 6:10pm

Are you using a tripod? It helps things enormously if the camera is stable...
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Re: A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby wuffy on Mon 19/Apr/10 6:10pm

How much are you looking to spend?
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Re: A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby pushbikerider on Mon 19/Apr/10 7:21pm

I bought a Fuji Z20fd a year or so ago, under $300 with SD card, case and a bunch of free prints, it takes great pics, is really small, really easy to use, has good battery life, I'm really stoked with it
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Re: A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby NZpushbiker on Mon 19/Apr/10 7:38pm

Song DSCW270B rrp $350
The W series are pretty cheap and good. If you have more cash try a T series camera. I got one and there awesome (i should really stop buying useless/expensive things :( )
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Re: A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 19/Apr/10 10:55pm

pushbikerider wrote:I bought a Fuji Z20fd a year or so ago, under $300 with SD card, case and a bunch of free prints, it takes great pics, is really small, really easy to use, has good battery life, I'm really stoked with it


It sounds like a cool unit - esp. for taking on the bike etc :thumbsup:
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Re: A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 19/Apr/10 10:56pm

NZpushbiker wrote:Song DSCW270B rrp $350
The W series are pretty cheap and good. If you have more cash try a T series camera. I got one and there awesome (i should really stop buying useless/expensive things :( )


Nah, not everything you have is useless. ;)
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Re: A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 19/Apr/10 11:00pm

Ok Trail....you got it :)

I've been an IDIOT :rolleyes:
In consultation with someone who knows about such things they suggested using the Macro setting (we didn’t even know it had one :exclaim: ). We did and that helped.
Then my wife (she’s a good two rungs up the techie ladder than I am) found there is a Super Macro setting which is (better than) ideal :thumbsup:
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Re: A Good Point - Shoot Camera For Close Ups?

Postby MeanHuckerrr on Tue 20/Apr/10 9:24pm

Trail wrote:anything with a macro setting?? My Canon A610 has the macro setting and i can get good closeups of really small stuff :)


I have to agree with you Trail (seeing as I have one myself. :D ) Awesome little cameras. If you can work some magic, then photos can turn out awesome. But yes, as you've now found, macro does help for close ups. :p
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