Originally Posted by TheRockMonsi
Hey everyone, I want to take pictures of stuff, but not with my terrible camera on my phone, so I was wondering what you all could recommend me. I'm just going to be doing general picture taking, nothing too fancy, but it has to take good pics of my PC, haha. So, any ideas?
Are you looking for a point and shoot or an SLR?
A good point and shoot runs around $300+
The cheapest SLR runs $450+
I always say for a few more dollars always get an SLR as there is so much more control with iso, zoom,white balance,aperture shutter speed etc.Meaning, it is better in low light conditions and almost every aspect if customizable,when you learn how to use all the options that is.
A question to ask your self is do you ever want great photos or good photos. Though the gear does not make the photographer, an SLR will allow you to take shots from vantages that a point and shoot will not.
A good starter SLR would be a Nikon 3100 (or 3000)( 5100) or a Canon Rebel XS (or Ti,T2,T3) (called D1000) being about the cheapest SLR, but certainly entry level with no video etc.
I would recommend reading this guide stickied on this forum.
I am a fairly new photographer and i am sure others in this forum will be able to give a lot better advice, i am just giving you some place to start or at least see what exactly you are looking for. Perhaps you don't know, so hopefully this will give you a place to start.
http://www.overclock.net/photography...ers-guide.htmlEdited by micro5797 - 10/19/11 at 8:01am