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So, my birthday just passed last week and I have money. However, they won't let me buy a DSLR (I was hoping to get an XSi through the CLP). So I guess I'm going to get a point and shoot (my Canon SD850 IS is no longer cutting it) and I was wondering if there was anything wrong with the Sony H55. I was curious to know how much manual control I have on it, etc.

Just as a little addition to the story, my sister has a t2i and I was showing her and my mom the pictures from the day that I took and they were both amazed. doh.gif
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The sony H55 carries some cool manual settings. You can mess around with the aperture and shutter speed. But I think it shoots some really good quality picture. The only thing that can be a pet peeve is that it is a little slow when taking pictures. It wont be as fast as DSLR but what do you expect, its a digital.
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Any camera will take stunning pictures (unless it's something like a cell phone camera from the early 2000s), lighting, technique, etc are much more important factors. That being said, I haven't heard too many bad things about the H55, looks like a good choice.
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for a point and shoot I would recomend the Panasonic Lumix range. I can take images of a similar quality to my DSLR with my TZ8 (ZS something in the US)
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title = first world problem lol
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Originally Posted by sexybastard;13498729 
title = first world problem lol

http://www.reddit.com/r/firstworldproblems/



EDIT: OP while won't your mom let you get a DSLR? Tell her to F off, it's your money. tongue.gif
Edited by Live_free - 5/14/11 at 12:48am
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Quote:
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title = first world problem lol

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lol yep that been front paged since it was created tongue.gif
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Why won't they let you? Is it because you are going to spend a lot more money over a regular point and shoot?
    
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Just buy it. They'll be pissed at you for a day or so when you get, but they'll get over it. then you have an amazing camera to play with in the end! smile.gif
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