New Camera Search

posted on 2nd of may, 2012

Please help :)

My trusty Olympus has been playing up recently. It's well used so it's done very well. But I'm now looking for a new camera and where better than to ask the other people of dreamstime !!!

I do a lot of travel photography so I don't want anything too big I have been looking at bridge cameras. Also don't want to spend huge amounts of money!!!

The most important thing (of course) is the quality of the photos.

Any ideas?

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Posted by Torasnapsfr on May 03, 2012
Thanks for the comments so far, I am looking into the suggestions. There are so many out there these days it's so hard to choose!
Posted by Bradcalkins on May 03, 2012
I should add to my Canon G1X recommendation that the one thing it can't do is get shallow depth of field. Yes it has a larger sensor but the zoom lens isn't particularly fast and can't compare to Micro Four Thirds (or larger) lenses with fast apertures. Travel photography in particular isn't particularly demanding of thin depth of field, so it is a good compromise when couple with Canon's excellent image stabilization. A camera like the G1X offers a much larger zoom range than you can get with Micro four thirds in a similar size. While dSLRs are available and cheaper than the G1X, they usually need at least one other lens which both ups the price and seriously adds to the bulk.

My personal travel kit is a Panasonic GH2 with a couple of fast primes (20mm f/1.7, 45mm f/1.8). I give up zoom range to allow for more interesting shots... But it is a lot more expensive to get a GH2 or OM-D with multiple prime lenses.
Posted by Piscari on May 02, 2012
May be E-5 or OM-D + 4/3 converter. ))) Lightweight, waterproof, high quality kit optics and compact. I have now Oly e-420. I save every pound in the journey. I think you know how important this is. )))

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First Uploads with my New Camera

posted on 24th of may, 2012

In my last blog I was asking people for their advice on a new camera. So a big thank you to everyone for your helpful comments. I finally decided to go for the Fuji finepix Hs20 exr. So far it has been brilliant. I love the manual zoom, which not many of the bridge cameras have and I think the quality is very good. I've only used some of the settings so far and I'm really excited to play around with it further.

So these are the first uploads from this camera. So far so good.

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Posted by Mike2focus on May 30, 2012
Congrats and happy uploading! Nice peacock shot. I know you had to be patient for that one, I tried to get the exact same shot and had to settle for a profile shot without the feather spread :-(
Posted by Laurasinelle on May 30, 2012
Nice images!
Posted by Torasnapsfr on May 28, 2012
Thanks everyone. I am taking so many photos it's unbelievable!

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