My camera buying quest
I have been looking and looking for a okay camera and after hours I'm asking here
I have a few simple needs:
It is somewhat durable like it could handle SOME abuse and will handle some small falls
Has some good features I do not want a very idiot proof "canned" camera
Has okay megapixel count like 5 would be great was happy with 3
Comes from Amazon(new) the gift certificate is from there so only amazon
Is under $150 I'm lucky mom is helping me out
Something that will last for a few years My families last olympus lasted 5 years
I think this camera might be what you're looking for.
If it's anything like my canon point and shoot it takes GREAT macro pics.
there are a few good camera review websites, do some reading on whatever cameras you are thinking about buying.
Olympus FE-310 seems great I think I found it MRvft has it he just got it he will give me a little review
that one looks good but doesn't have the manual/semi manual modes like the canon.
with the canon, you have a shutter priority mode where you pick the shutter speed and the camera picks the aperature and the aperature priority mode that is the opposite, giving you control over depth of field.
also has full manual with both shutter and aperature adjustable.
I guess it depends on what you want, but I used my advanced point and shoot as a stepping stone to SLR. I learned a lot with it.
you will most likely want to control the depth of field when taking macros of your plants.
there is of course, a auto shooting mode where all you do is press the shutter button, so you don't have to know anything to begin with to take good pics.
I am sorta lost Kinda like me explaining Maya software
I may go olympus still sinc my mom is the funder and she wants olympus...
But if I had more cash I'd spend more on a digicamera like $300 then get someting awsome..