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Old 2005-09-19, 1:36pm
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Question Camera Choices??

Im looking for the right Camera for my website and close up and details. What exactly do i look for when buying a digital camera for this ?
And also what would be the realistic price range ?


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Old 2005-09-19, 2:42pm
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I like the Sony DSC 707. It cost like around $800 when I bought it 3 or 4 years ago. My old man had an Olympus E20 (I think thats it) but he did not like it. So I sold it on Ebay to buy my kiln . But I found another 707 that was a floor model and talked the manager down to $200 for it. I already had the wires and such so no big deal about missing parts. It had an issue that the old man managed to fix and now works fine. They have a Carl Zeiss lens which is great. Excelent pictures with great color. The only problem I have is my shaking and I do not have the proper lighting. So if I can not shoot it outside I must use Photoshop to have the photos look as they should. A used one on Ebay would probally not cost too much. Someone may want to upgrade and sell one. Or you could check out the newer DSC line. I whole hartedly recomend this camera.
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Old 2005-09-20, 12:23pm
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A great Macro mode is what you want, and a white balance option. I prefer the heavier camera, than the light ones, for camera shake. Also a bit higher pixel, I think 3.2 Mega Pixel is good enough, the higher the better, but unless you are going to blow the pictures up to poster size, 3.2 is good enough. I think the price right now is around $ 200 to $ 300. In my opinion, that's the realistic price range. I think its also affordable. If you have bigger budget, then you're in luck, just go higher mega pixel and newer editions.

I had Canon Powershoot A75, its great for taking jewelry pics. I love it. But I need something with better Macro mode to come closer to the jewelry, so I bought Nikon Coolpix 8400. Its 8.0 mega pixel. I heard Sony and Olympus are great too for Macro mode.

I retouch my pics with Adobe Photoshop 6.0, just to brighten the layer, add information and stuff like that. But I do think I need a real photo program like Element, maybe soon.

Oh, I use photocube and 2 photoflood for lighting. Mostly at night time, so there's no other source of light other than my photofloods.

The doll pic in my avatar is taken with the Canon.

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