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Farmer Dan    Posted 10-23-2017 at 17:09:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I just gave up trying to get a new picture of Maude with my old camera. Nikon Coolpix L28, been good to me over the years but its time for a new one. Any recommendations?

    Here is the best out of 14 pictures I took off the back porch today

    No the neighbors house is not pink and it does not have algae running down the sides LOL.

    Gaspump    Posted 10-24-2017 at 21:31:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Canon G series if you want a cut above the average point and shoot. Great lens and low light capability, no more blurry subjects.

    Larry (TX)    Posted 10-24-2017 at 09:26:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bought my wife a SONY 20X Cyber-Shot camera last year as she wanted a compact camera that had many capabilities (sorry, but I'm not high tech savy enough to tell you what all it can do) and it takes highly detailed quality pictures. I can't remember what price it was, but seems it was affordable for a non-wealthy retired firefighter, ha!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-24-2017 at 05:55:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I know what you mean old friend. When I first bought my digital camera back in 2003, it was pretty much state-of-the-art, having the highest resolution at 3.2 mega-pixels. Cell phones were not as prevalent let alone even with in-grown camera technology yet. Today most decent cell phones with cameras start at 7 mp and go up to 11 and more. I have looked at newer digital cameras with the intent of upgrading to the 21st Century many times, but never followed thru, mainly due to $$$ and thus not becoming a priority. I know I did have CANON and NIKON tops on my list of potential models. Bang for buck plus reputation helps.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Roby-Ga    Posted 10-23-2017 at 22:45:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Dan get you a Samsung Galaxy S 7 cell phone ...the best of both worlds. They have the best camera of all the cell phones and excellent reception. My daughter is a professional photographer and she recommended the s7 (because of is camera) as did my son who is computer geek. I have used mine for some really nice pic's with all the cropping capabilities and effects and tones and a lot more, just like the nicer cameras. I used it exclusivity on my recent New England trip and was very satisfied with all the pictures. I did not use my canon at all. Just my humble opinion...Roby

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-23-2017 at 23:09:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Roby but picture quality just ain't there. These smart phones can do some pretty cool stuff but replacing a good camera is not one of them. And besides, I like the looks I get when I answer a call on my Kyocera flip phone LOL.

    Roby-Ga    Posted 10-24-2017 at 18:47:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • ďThey just donít have the quality Iím looking forĒ How can you say that and you have never had a S7. Thatís like my hunting buddy telling me the Black egg from Samís was just as good as the Green Egg at half the price, and he had never had a Green EggÖhe found out differently. My personal favorite for a point and shoot camera is the Cannon Power Shot eLPH 310 HS, again recommended by my daughter. It takes great pictures and easy to use. Probably equal to the same price and quality as the Sony and Nikons. The good thing about the cell camera is itís always in your pocket for that once in a life time pictureÖ.and a good picture at that. You donít want to trust that to a flip phone pic or miss it entirely. Jmho..Roby

    Ps...I'm going to send you couple of pictures of some canyons in South west Georgia that I took soon after I got this camera and before I new what i was doing.

    steveVa    Posted 10-23-2017 at 18:01:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If you want to spend $400-$500, you cannot beat a Canon Rebel. Best camera I ever had. First one lasted 15 years and still going. Canon has every feature you will ever need, and the automatic mode can be set for sports or racing to get good pictures on the move.

    If you want to spend $100-$200 its hard to beat the Lumix digital by Panasonic.

    Dave Smith    Posted 10-23-2017 at 17:47:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What are you wanting to do with it? Are you looking for something you can carry in you're pocket or something to take great photos. The quality of the lens is what counts. Cell phones and Ipads are ok if you are not looking for quality photos. I have a old Kodak Z710 with a glass lens over one inch in diameter. It takes really great photos. It makes ipad and cell phones photos look like toilet paper. I have taken over 4000 photos with it. I also have a coupe small cameras like you're Coolpix. they take a lot better photo also than Ipads or cell phones. I doubt you want to spend the money for a SLR camera, but if you want to do some serious photography, that is the way to go. I would also say to look for a camera with macro. Macro work rely good for taking close up photos of small parts, flowers, etc.
    Dave <*)))><

    Loren CA    Posted 10-23-2017 at 22:25:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes, the Canon Rebel is a nice camera, I have three of them, one is digital. When hiking or going somewhere I don't want to bother with a SLR I take my wife's Sony DSC-WX350, 20x optical zoom, takes movies, 15 mega pixels or somewhere around there, don't remember exactly. Fits in a shirt pocket. Takes almost as good photo's as the Canon.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-23-2017 at 19:36:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I liked the old Nikon because it would fit in my pocket and still take a nice quality picture. I'll take a look and see what the coolpix line has to offer in macro because I do try to take closeup pictures of parts on occasion. And a camera that uses AA batteries is always a good idea.

    Dave Smith    Posted 10-23-2017 at 18:15:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Check what they take for battery's. Get one that you can get battery's for in any store.
    Dave <*)))><

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