Digital camera for travelling??

Aug 22nd, 2010, 07:24 PM
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Digital camera for travelling??

hi,im new in US,so im plan to travel for one month,so I need a camera to get beautiful pictures,just I searched Canon EOS Rebel T1i ,
http://www.dealstudio.com/searchdeal...6377&ru=564029
coz I know little about camera,do u think it is a good one ,or give me other suggestions?need ur views,thanks.
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Aug 22nd, 2010, 08:49 PM
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This is the one I bought before my last trip. LOVED it!
http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDgQ8wIwAg#
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Aug 22nd, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Canon Powershot SX120
10x zoom
10 megapixels

My Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park pictures were the best I'd ever taken - thanks to the camera.
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Aug 22nd, 2010, 08:54 PM
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You might look at the G11. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canong11/

It has many of the features of a SLR, but without interchangeable lenses. This is good and bad. Bad, it's not quite a "flexible". But, then again, you probably won't desire changing lenses too soon.

Good, less chance for dust and damage. It has a moveable viewfinder, allowing pictures to be composed from awkward angles. It's also smaller, but a sturdier build than the Canon's "prosumer" line.
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 03:56 AM
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I have loved my Canon Powershot SI3--older model of these I'd guess. The rotatable viewfinder is a wonderful feature. There is also value in the size and shape of the camera being more like a "real" camera, than just a "card"--it can be held better and steadier. Image stabilization in any of the small cameras is very important, and especially for long optical zoom.
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 05:13 AM
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I believe the original post could be an ad for the website.
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 05:17 AM
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depends on featurs you want--the Canon is an excellet camera.I wanted a camera to supplemnet mine that could just fit in my pocket,has at least 12X zoom, and can take an HD video picture.( I was getting tired of lugging arund the larger camera) after a bit of research wound up getting a Panasonic Zs7--it has 16X zoom,takes great pics,has 720HD video,and is very small.You can get it for 250 at the DigitalMegastore.com website.Whatever you buy,bring extra batteries, and/or a charger,and bring an extra memory card.We took video of the Macys fireworks and they came out great.All cameras are a compromoise, and if you want excellent pics,get the Canon or a Nikon, the Zs7 has some weakness in low light situations--not for a pocket sized camera,its excellent
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 05:48 AM
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McLaurie has it right. It's an ad. I never go to links like that and pay little attention, but now I recognize that particular one as one that is on another board I frequent. Always "I'm looking at this--is it a good deal".
Good catch.
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:36 AM
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Unrelated to the fact the original is probably an ad.

I was surprised during trips to Europe in June and YNP/GTNP in August how many people now have DSLR cameras. Maybe it's the lower prices.

I also found that there "appeared" to be more Canon DSLR cameras than all the rest together.

I just replaced my aging Canon 350xt with the latest model. A T2i.

Amazing the improvements made in 4 years on the same level of camera.

Yes, it's bigger and heavier than a little P&S that fits in your pocket. That's a decision you make. But with so many people now using DSLR cameras you won't be alone.

When in YNP I saw that Canon had set up a little tent and people were signing up for classes (I don't know if there was a price on this or if it was a promo). I then saw a girl with a Canon t-shirt on guiding a group of about a dozen people to areas of interest. She looked to be giving advice and answering questions.
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 08:07 AM
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looked at the "ad", and i was surprised to see the biggest file you can make with the Canon is 5MB--the Panasonic takes a 12MB,and can do 10pics/sec,and lots of other useful features.And the Canon is like 650 bucks vs 250--??
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 02:29 PM
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big,

Not so. I have the T2i (one generation later) and it's an 18 megapixel. I believe the T1i is 15.

The T2i is about 7..US without the lens. If the Panasonic is 250 then you are comparing apples to oranges. The Panasonic isn't a DSLR for that price.

You are looking at the size of the file (incorrectly I might add) and not the megapixels. And. . . megapixels isn't everything.

The T2i has excellent high ISO performance. That means when I walked into Old Faithful Inn and set my camera to ISO3200, I got beautiful, clean results.

We won't talk about the HD video which I sometimes use. But that's not why I upgraded to the newest model.

Please get your comparisons correct!!
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Let the "discussion" begin. We all like "our" camera.
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Myer--i know all that--im am a photographer and didnt want to turn the answer itno a competition of who knows more about photography--all i was trying to say was all cameras are a compromise against the human eye,it just depends on the posters needs
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 04:51 PM
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thanks for all opinions
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Aug 23rd, 2010, 08:44 PM
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Curt1591 really help me,dpreview is helpful
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Aug 24th, 2010, 05:25 AM
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big,

Sure you are. A DSLR camera for $250. Sure!!!

Actually, my point wasn't to push Canon. If one camera was obviously better than the rest it would be the only one left on the market. My point was to relate what I saw on recent trips regarding DSLR vs P&S cameras.

Obviously, there are a lot of P&S cameras out there. But I was really surprised how many people had DSLR cameras. What surprised me more during conversations was how many of people took them on trips within a couple of weeks of buying them.
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Aug 24th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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where can find a DSLR camera for $250?
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Aug 24th, 2010, 06:18 PM
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My old Canon Powershot450 took wonderful photos. It was easy to slip into a pocket if need be. It is now deep underwater in Hidden Canyon in Zion Nat'l Park (so much for keeping it in your pocket!). Sure, it was a Point & Shoot, but really good at that.

I now have Canon G11. It's less bulky than the Rebel models and gives a lot of flexibility. I think I'm going to like it a lot, but I have to admit I miss my little Canon Powershot for its simplicity when traveling.
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Aug 24th, 2010, 08:45 PM
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elnap29,so sad to hear that,u remind me to be careful in travelling
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Aug 25th, 2010, 12:54 AM
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where can find a DSLR camera for $250?
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