Good Camera

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  1. Xiztence

    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    What would be a good camera to take pics? (corals, fish, reef tank etc...)
     
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  3. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    I have a Nikon Coolpix L100, Does decent pictures for the price it was 150$.

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  4. Joe Blow

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    Any of the Nikon D series cameras.
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Nice pics, So any Nikon cameras take good pics?
     
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    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    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

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  9. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    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
    -zoom lens
    - 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
     
  10. Xiztence

    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Is this a good camera?Kodak - EasyShare 10.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Z915
     
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    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Has a good review on Dpreview and has most of the features I listed above

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  12. Joe Blow

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    See that's a point and click camera. What you really want is something off this list here.

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    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. :D Most people are happy with mediocre point and click cameras.