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Well tnx for the advice r31ncarnat3d! Will keep that in mind.

Having done now a bit of further search, what do you think of a 14MegaPixel+ and a Full HD?
Which camera dude? O.o

14 MP is fine, Full HD is iffy, especially on a small camera.
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Which camera dude? O.o

14 MP is fine, Full HD is iffy, especially on a small camera.
Well there were a couple of cameras that I came across, Nikon S8100 and a Sony one.



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I think you mean the EVIL cameras there SLRs (digital or film) are "big" by nature because they have a pentaprism/pentamirror that directs light from the lens to the viewfinder. Optically, you just need so much room for the light to travel. Let alone adding in a film / digital plane.

Do you know / have an idea how much lens you need? (35mm equiv, "times" zoom ie 4x, etc)?

Do you even want to mess with RAW? or just Jpeg?



Doesn't mean much. Most people don't use more than about 8MP unless you're doing editing. Video is up to you. Lens & other features can mean more than MP

Well, am not going to edit pictures or anything. Just wanted a good camera that does the work but from all these technical stuff the SLR are not good for me
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No offense, but based on your apparent know-how with cameras, I'd stick to a good point&shoot, def. S95 or G12
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Well tnx for the advice r31ncarnat3d! Will keep that in mind.

Having done now a bit of further search, what do you think of a 14MegaPixel+ and a Full HD?
Useless buzz words. Megapixels = resolution, not image quality, just like "Full HD" video capabilities.

Megapixels is simply a way to measure how high resolution a picture is. IT doesn't mean that more megapixels = better image quality. A 6MP image can be blown up to an 8"x10" already without any pixelation, so IMO, anything more than 6MP in a point and shoot is extraneous and only marketing buzz words.

The same goes for Full HD video. It can record in 1080p, but would it be 1080p of greatness or 1080p of crap?

With point and shoots, you're much better off comparing individual cameras than by comparing useless specs like that.
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To support Reincarnated's point, this came from a 4 megapixel camera (just a random pick):



Cameralabs has some nice compact camera comparisons: http://www.cameralabs.com/buyers_gui..._cameras.shtml
    
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I shot some weddings about ten years ago with a Nikon D1 - 2.1MP! (SLR and worked). And I'm sure that those couples are still very happy with their images.

As you've heard from others, look into a good PnS. Think about the $400 mark or so and you'll be golden. Like a Canon G12, Olympus XZ-1, Nikon CoolPix P7000.
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ok so r31ncarnat3d gave some great points he helped me out with some of my decisions...........i had this same dilemma recently.....and im here to tell you that yes the t2i and other full size DSLR cameras are not too portable at times depending on what your doing.

HOWEVER....the Sony Nex cameras are VERY portable and Very good at image quality.....i know cause i chose it after i returned the T2i i bought. i returned it cause it was just too much camera for a beginner like me. i got the Nex-5 cause for me its a "bridge" camera. i had point and shoot....im ready for more. i got the Nex-5.....one day ill be ready for more so ill move up then. the Nex is pocketable with the pancake 16mm lens....but with the 18-55mm lens its not much bigger.......can i stick it in my pocket? no, but its half the size of my canon s5-is point and shoot camera, and A LOT smaller than basically all other DSLR cameras out there........i just now took this pic of my Nex-5 with 18-55mm lens to show you its fairly small in my hand......




so dont over look a good EVIL camera.........they are pricey but AWESOME! and are really easy to use......its like a beginner DSLR with the feel and simplicity of a point and shoot. there are terrific point and shoot cameras, but you'll be a lot happier if you learn the ways of interchangeable lens cameras, either DSLR or micro 4/3 (evil cameras)
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For the record, DSLRs can function as point and shoots too Just stick it on green box auto and all you have to do is press the shutter button to get pictures. Not fantastic results, but still works nevertheless.

Just an FYI I still advocate learning how to use your camera over everything else. Best way to get great results!
post #19 of 19
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Tnx for your suggestions, but those are more like professional ones. Think did not specify in the thread. Well what I am looking for is a good digital camera for when I travel, that takes neat photos.
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