needing a new camera

Well as the title suggests that I’m looking for a new camera, well, a new digital camera. At the moment I’m not looking for a high end digital camera, but one for the serious amateur who’s looking for a wide assortment of experience with different brands of digital camera’s.

I’m at a loss as to what to get and to try out. I would like to try all of the major brands of camera’s but don’t have that kind of money to spend. I know its a personal choice as to what kind of camera to get in the end.

I’ve had a digital camera for the last 18 months or so, and it’s no longer working and I can’t even turn it on. Its a “starter” digital camera – there’s no question about that. Its an Olympus SP-510 UZ and if you like to know what happened to it then read it here. Though I go into more detail – sort of – on this blog and might get a camera from the same model line like the one that died on me.

This last week to where I bought the above mentioned camera and found another from the same model line but its a “fancier” model which I might so I have for the intern basis ’til I get a “heavy duty” model at a later time.

Basically what I’m looking for is a review site of some kind to compare all of the different kinds of cameras that are currently on the market. That would compare just about all of the features from the basic to the high end of cameras that would or could be used in various fields that has photography.

Thought of posting here to what is suggested or what comes of the reaction of this post. If you would like to know more just leave a comment here on this post or at the link above….. Later.

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I'm a non traditional college student seeking a degree in Community Development and I'm an amateur photographer.

3 thoughts on “needing a new camera”

  1. Thanks for your advice guys.

    @natureheads – thanks for pointing out the typo that I’ve made.

  2. Hi Peter,
    I’d go to straight off. They have a massive collection of very detailed technical reviews. Lenses and cameras. For the more personal viewpoint (but fewer products) look up Andy Rouse on the Warehouse express website.

    Want a versatile amateur snapper with a massive zoom? Think about the Canon Powershot 5is. This is not as good as a Canon SLR, but it’s got tons of features and I like it. Doubles up as a camcorder, just give it a big enough memory card.

    Want something pocket-size? The slim Canon ‘ixus’ range, in my mind, often take better quality images than the Powershot 5is. Go for a minimum 6 megapixels, and consider the newer image-stabilised models.

    UK buyers after a cheap Canon should look at the reseller here:

    I’ve used them many times, for SLR kit, printer, compact cameras, etc. As you can tell, I’m a bit of a Canon fan, so forgive the bias. But I don’t like the Olympus compact digitals, never have. I started with a cheap but talented Casio, tried a slim Canon ixus and stayed with them 3 cameras on.

    Good luck.

    (PS- check you misspelt category Photographs)

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