ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
ParaMud OP
Studly Adventurer
 
ParaMud's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Orange, CA
Oddometer: 618
Camera Point and Shoot Help

My camera is pretty good, just a little dated. I am thinking of getting a better one for my alaska trip.
I currently have a Cannon Powershot sd790 IS.

I want one with a good zoom. Looking to spend around $200ish. It does not have to fit in my pocket.
__________________
08 wr250r
04 xt225
ParaMud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
SuttoFL
Fueled and ready
 
SuttoFL's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Oddometer: 67
I've been looking for something to fill the same role. I recently came across "mirrorless" cameras which basically fill the gap between a point and shoot and a big DSLR. Cameras like the Nikon J1 (or V1), Olympus PEN EP-1, etc...

Most of them fall in the $300-400 range but can be found on eBay for around $250.
SuttoFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #3
Bogfarth
MOTGATT on a Yamahog
 
Bogfarth's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: The Northwet
Oddometer: 160
Wink

Digital Camera Resource

This site has great reviews, tells you anything you want to know, and always gives the best four/five prices at the bottom of each camera's page. I've been trusting the guy for years, and he's never led me astray.
__________________
Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots.
As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen
Bogfarth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
Grainbelt
marginal adventurer
 
Grainbelt's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Minnyhappiness
Oddometer: 26,699
You'll need to be more specific than 'good' zoom. A 'good' lens to me is as bright as possible, as wide as possible, and reaches to at least mild telephoto. Not a dark, slow lens you can get a horrible blurry image of an eagle at a half mile with. YMMV.

For me, that is a $600 Fujifilm X10 with a 28-112mm (equivalent) F/2.0-F/2.8 lens. Other options at lower cost are available, such as the Olympus XZ-1, XZ-10, Panasonic Lumix LX3 or LX5, and whatever the most recent range of Canon S-series (S95, S100, S110) you can afford.

Glass is expensive. There's a lot of in in a decent sized lens, even on a point and shoot. Recommend you buy used and get more for your money, rather than buying a new $200 camera with a marginal lens.
Grainbelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
ParaMud OP
Studly Adventurer
 
ParaMud's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Orange, CA
Oddometer: 618
Ended up getting the http://www.imaging-resource.com/PROD...non-sx260A.HTM

Canon sx260. Basically for the 20x zoom.



__________________
08 wr250r
04 xt225
ParaMud is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014