Discussion in 'Aquarium Photography' started by Xiztence, Feb 13, 2010.
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What would be a good camera to take pics? (corals, fish, reef tank etc...)
I have a Nikon Coolpix L100, Does decent pictures for the price it was 150$.
Any of the Nikon D series cameras.
I just bought this one but i haven't tried pics on the tank yet. I'm still trying to figure out the settings.
Nice pics, So any Nikon cameras take good pics?
Eh I've gotten some decent pictures out of my Kodak as well. Its how the camera is used and set up for the most part
I would stick with the major camera manufactures Canon, Nikon, and Sony. But Panasonic makes some great cameras. If the camera is to be used for birthdays and holidays I would look for the features that make those pictures look the best but for Tank photos the best features to look at are:
-A good Macro mode
-A close minimum focus distance like 3inches
-a number of white balances including at least 1 custom setting
-the ability to have a very high ISO (1000 minimum)
-Ability to turn off the flash
-a tripod mount
- Megapixel count really doesn't matter as a good 4x6 print only needs 2MP
and most camera on the market far exceed that
Not essential but will help
-predictive focus can help with
-Manual focus is a nice feature
- Spot metering
- burst mod for multiple fast frames/second
Is this a good camera?Kodak - EasyShare 10.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Z915
Has a good review on Dpreview and has most of the features I listed above
See that's a point and click camera. What you really want is something off this list here.
Or a Canon DSLR. The difference is HUGE not only in price but quality. Plus these cameras will last you a lifetime if you take care of them whereas the point and click will be lucky to last 5 years imo. All in all it's about where you want to take your photography though. Most people are happy with mediocre point and click cameras.
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