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post Feb 10 2012, 01:14 AM

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QUOTE(rayzrblade @ Feb 10 2012, 12:21 AM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories : Digital Compact Camera

Budget: Below RM1100

Your Location:  KL

Preferable brand :  Nikon / Sony

Type of photography u want to do :  Daily shots. not portraits shot of course.

Any specific models in mind? :  - CoolPix S6200 / Sony Hx7V / coolpix L120

Any specific features u want? :  - more than 5x zoom. good night shots.
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Can't say about the others but I just gotten myself a HX9V which is quite similar to the HX7V. Image quality should be the same.
As a general purpose camera.. I suppose its ok if you're not that picky. It's decent for facebook and web use up to 1024pixel resolution. At bigger resolutions .. then not so nice liao compared to enthuasiast compacts like the XZ-1 and the S90.

Just took these today while play play with the camera... click on the spoiler. See if it's acceptable to you or not... they're non-edited ... just resized.

One thing though, the steadyshot on active mode is really powerful. Video is awesome on this little camera.

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Added on February 10, 2012, 1:21 am
QUOTE(JuniorTan @ Feb 8 2012, 06:25 AM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories : DSLR
Budget: below 2.5k
Your Location: Selayang, Selangor
Preferable brand : Canon
Type of photography u want to do : Just take whatever I wanted to.
Any specific models in mind? : 600D and 60D
Any specific features u want? : -

Actually was advice by a friend that I should get just the body and later on top up with tamron 17-50 lens. How you guys think?
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Sounds good.. though the 17-50mm Tamron autofocus speed will perform below par if the outer focus points on the 60D is used. It's a known issue.

QUOTE(xain @ Feb 9 2012, 05:06 PM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories : Compact camera
Budget : RM800 below
Your Location : KL
Preferable brand : Anything
Type of photography u want to do : Extreme conditions. Outdoor and swimming.
Any specific models in mind? : None.
Any specific features u want? : Weather proof, water proof.
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Most every-thing proof camera's aren't THAT good lo.. so I suggest a second hand Sony TX5 (click on the spoiler) or a Kodak ZX5 which kinda a fun cheap camera. Don't expect miracles though in terms of image quality.



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post Feb 10 2012, 01:27 AM

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QUOTE(sniper on the roof @ Feb 10 2012, 01:14 AM)
Can't say about the others but I just gotten myself a HX9V which is quite similar to the HX7V. Image quality should be the same.
As a general purpose camera.. I suppose its ok if you're not that picky. It's decent for facebook and web use up to 1024pixel resolution. At bigger resolutions .. then not so nice liao compared to enthuasiast compacts like the XZ-1 and the S90.

Just took these today while play play with the camera... click on the spoiler. See if it's acceptable to you or not... they're non-edited ... just resized.

One thing though, the steadyshot on active mode is really powerful. Video is awesome on this little camera.

At midnight
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Added on February 10, 2012, 1:21 am

Sounds good.. though the 17-50mm Tamron autofocus speed will perform below par if the outer focus points on the 60D is used. It's a known issue.
Most every-thing proof camera's aren't THAT good lo.. so I suggest a second hand Sony TX5 (click on the spoiler) or a Kodak ZX5 which kinda a fun cheap camera. Don't expect miracles though in terms of image quality.


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thanks for ur detailed reply.
i was really impressed with the night shots. first tested on my friends nex3. Handheld twillight is just great for night shots.
the zoom is a plus and 3d is just a gimmick.
cant really make up my choice yet.

is not comparing which specific model. nikon vs sony..which is better?
thanks.

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post Feb 10 2012, 01:54 AM

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QUOTE(rayzrblade @ Feb 10 2012, 01:27 AM)
thanks for ur detailed reply.
i was really impressed with the night shots. first tested on my friends nex3. Handheld twillight is just great for night shots.
the zoom is a plus and 3d is just a gimmick.
cant really make up my choice yet.

is not comparing which specific model. nikon vs sony..which is better?
thanks.
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No problem and there's no point comparing brands.. it's just a bunch of alphabets on a sticker.
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post Feb 10 2012, 07:39 AM

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Type of camera/lens/accesories : Compact DSLR (those MILC)
Budget: Lower the better, Don't intend to spend too much, Maybe below RM2,000 if can get? Or something near 1k?
Your Location: Klang Valley
Preferable brand : Common brand for more resell value and parts, is it Canon and Nikon?
Type of photography u want to do : Just family photos, nice scene and potrait shoots, basically point and shoot but the normal compact camera sucks. DSLR quality is incredible. Using Nikon D5000 now, but it is not mine.
Any specific models in mind? : None
Any specific features u want? : Don't know much about cameras, hardly use any of the functions in D5000, except just zoom and switch between the auto/preset functions
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post Feb 10 2012, 11:23 AM

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Hi all Sifus,

i'm a noob, never own a DSLR before..

may i know how much this set worth:

Used set:
canon 450D , battery grip + 2 batteries, custom strap, 200mm f2.8 L USM MK II ULTRASHARP Lens, 3 custom picture style, 4G Memory Card, charger adapter

will really appreciate any suggestions/comment/guides..

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post Feb 10 2012, 05:26 PM

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Type of camera/lens/accesories : Compact DSLR or decent compact camera
Budget:lowest possible. 1k -2k.
Your Location: Klang Valley/KL
Preferable brand : canon, sony, panasonic
Type of photography u want to do : graduation photos, family photos & using for traveling purposes.
Any specific models in mind? : lumix-gf2,lumix gmc-lx5, sony nex3
Any specific features u want? : able to capture in low light, capture good nightview, excellent colours

beginner in photography. pls advice smile.gif
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post Feb 11 2012, 01:30 PM

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Type of camera/lens/accesories :  Compact Camera
Budget: About RM800 and below? Can top up if features worth it.
Your Location:   Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Preferable brand :  Canon (my dad really insisting on it)
Type of photography u want to do : Going to NZ to study so some scenic photography and hanging out pics I guess.
Any specific models in mind? : Powershot/IXUS line? Only ever familiar with Canon's.
Any specific features u want? : Some good macro picture quality and able to record 1080p (doubt this for the price range). Wide angle lens preferably.
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the canon ixus 115 or canon 220 is below RM800 on ebay t-dimensions if you are interested. I've bought camera lenses from the site before and it was ok. Also have international warranty.
Not too sure about street price but should be around the same too
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post Feb 11 2012, 10:46 PM

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Type of camera/lens/accesories : Compact camera
Budget: RM1K
Your Location: Miri
Preferable brand : Canon/Nikon/Sony
Type of photography u want to do : Scenery / travelling purpose
Any specific models in mind? : I dont know
Any specific features u want? : Good and clear image,HD video??

What is the difference between Ixus 300HS/Sony Tx10/Coolpix S9100/Coolpix P300 as i saw their price is not much different. Thanks for the help
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post Feb 12 2012, 01:09 AM

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QUOTE(stephvin @ Feb 10 2012, 05:26 PM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories : Compact DSLR or decent compact camera
Budget:lowest possible. 1k -2k.
Your Location: Klang Valley/KL
Preferable brand : canon, sony, panasonic
Type of photography u want to do : graduation photos, family photos & using for traveling purposes.
Any specific models in mind? : lumix-gf2,lumix gmc-lx5, sony nex3
Any specific features u want? : able to capture in low light, capture good nightview, excellent colours

beginner in photography. pls advice smile.gif
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All of the models you mentioned are capable of shooting very good pictures.

Keep in mind though that GF2 with the kit zoom lens may not offer any advantage over something like the LX5 even though the former's got a bigger sensor.

Interchangeable lens cameras are all about the lens.. they need specific lens for specific functions to show their best.

QUOTE(amidamaru @ Feb 11 2012, 10:46 PM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories :  Compact camera
Budget: RM1K
Your Location:   Miri
Preferable brand :  Canon/Nikon/Sony
Type of photography u want to do :  Scenery / travelling purpose
Any specific models in mind? :  I dont know
Any specific features u want? :  Good and clear image,HD video??

What is the difference between Ixus 300HS/Sony Tx10/Coolpix S9100/Coolpix P300 as i saw their price is not much different. Thanks for the help
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If just specs... then go to http://snapsort.com/compare/Sony-TX10-vs-nikon-s9100 and check it out yourself.

Though specs may not say everything.
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post Feb 12 2012, 02:35 PM

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Type of camera/lens/accesories : DSLR
Budget : RM 2.4k including kitlens
Your Location : PJ & KL
Preferable brand : Sony or Canon
Type of photography u want to do : Landscape, night landscape, lowlight, macro, sports. Sometimes potrait.
Any specific models in mind? : Sony A35 SLT, Canon 550D

Kindly recommend. smile.gif Thank you.

P/S: I currently have a compact Canon S90, but looking for something more especially when it comes to landscape and night photos. Been looking at 550D for a long time, but it's an old model (by now) and still pricey. The A35 is new, lightweight and within my budget. Also tried it at a store and I like the feel/controls. Just not sure if hopping over to Sony from Canon is a good move.

Tried on my friend's Nikon D90 but I don't like the feel of a Nikon.. not used to it.

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Type of camera/lens/accesories : DSLR
Budget : Around 2.5k
Your Location : Cheras, Bangi, Kajang and around KL
Preferable brand : Nikon or Sony
Type of photography u want to do : Landscape, night landscape, lowlight, video etc
Any specific models in mind? : Nikon D90, Nikon D5100, Canon 600D

Ok here's my case. I planning to buy new camera. My dilemma is, my friend want to sell his Nikon D90 camera to me for RM2.5k (maybe i can push the price until RM2.3k). He bought that camera on Jan 2011 so no more warranty. The question is should i buy that camera or just go to new Nikon D5100 & Canon 600D option? The seller is my friend so i'm sure the quality is still good. I know Nikon D90 is old model. Which is why i'm in dilemma whether should spend that amount of money to old camera or not. Please help any sifu here icon_question.gif

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Type of camera/lens/accesories : compact dslr/interchangeable lens
Budget: below 2k
Your Location: KL
Preferable brand : suggest me the best for this budget
Type of photography u want to do : normal photography
Any specific models in mind? : sony nex c3..is it good?

my gf want camera like dslr but she want a light camera..i tried google for sony nex c3 n i find maybe it suits her..got any recommendation beside this model?
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Type of camera/lens/accesories : DSLR camera
Budget: Below RM3000 include kit lens
Your Location: KL
Preferable brand : Sony/Nikon
Type of photography u want to do : Traveling/family photos/scenery
Any specific models in mind? : A33Y/A35Y/D3100
Any specific features u want? : Easy set on exposure, ISO...what u see in display...is what u get when captured

Looking for only new.
New to DSLR. Love taking photos and movies. Now I consider myself beginner with manual setting.
Like to have the long zoom lens (55 is ok, beyond is a bonus).
Prefer if unit can do with movies (lazy carry another camcorder laa)
Which would suits me best?
How much best price & where can get it?
Also pls recommend alternative...

Thanks to the sifu here.
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post Feb 12 2012, 08:13 PM

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Type of camera/lens/accesories : DSLR
Budget: RM2000
Your Location: Kajang area
Preferable brand : Canon or Nikon
Type of photography u want to do : Potrait and Landscape
Any specific models in mind? : Nope
Any specific features u want? : Auto focus and HD recording smile.gif
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QUOTE(stephvin @ Feb 10 2012, 05:26 PM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories : Compact DSLR or decent compact camera
Budget:lowest possible. 1k -2k.
Your Location: Klang Valley/KL
Preferable brand : canon, sony, panasonic
Type of photography u want to do : graduation photos, family photos & using for traveling purposes.
Any specific models in mind? : lumix-gf2,lumix gmc-lx5, sony nex3
Any specific features u want? : able to capture in low light, capture good nightview, excellent colours

beginner in photography. pls advice smile.gif
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i would recommend nex5n instead of nex3 since u highlighted .although its a little off ur budget,u shud each model u listed out above.
QUOTE(baoz @ Feb 12 2012, 02:35 PM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories : DSLR
Budget : RM 2.4k including kitlens
Your Location : PJ & KL
Preferable brand : Sony or Canon
Type of photography u want to do : Landscape, night landscape, lowlight, macro, sports. Sometimes potrait.
Any specific models in mind? : Sony A35 SLT, Canon 550D

Kindly recommend. smile.gif Thank you.

P/S: I currently have a compact Canon S90, but looking for something more especially when it comes to landscape and night photos. Been looking at 550D for a long time, but it's an old model (by now) and still pricey. The A35 is new, lightweight and within my budget. Also tried it at a store and I like the feel/controls. Just not sure if hopping over to Sony from Canon is a good move.

Tried on my friend's Nikon D90 but I don't like the feel of a Nikon.. not used to it.
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instead of 550d , i recommend 600D. its rm2500+/- .I used my friend 600D b4, its kinda fun and simple. As for a35,it has much more customize-able effect . evf is brows.gif , u can see ur setting on ur view finder .
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Type of camera/lens/accesories : DSLR
Budget : Around 2.5k
Your Location : Cheras, Bangi, Kajang and around KL
Preferable brand : Nikon or Sony
Type of photography u want to do : Landscape, night landscape, lowlight, video etc
Any specific models in mind? : Nikon D90, Nikon D5100, Canon 600D

Ok here's my case. I planning to buy new camera. My dilemma is, my friend want to sell his Nikon D90 camera to me for RM2.5k (maybe i can push the price until RM2.3k). He bought that camera on Jan 2011 so no more warranty. The question is should i buy that camera or just go to new Nikon D5100  & Canon 600D option? The seller is my friend so i'm sure the quality is still good. I know Nikon D90 is old model. Which is why i'm in dilemma whether should spend that amount of money to old camera or not. Please help any sifu here  icon_question.gif
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Canon 600D is nice if u have small hand. but if you have a large hand ,you will feel that its kinda uncomfortable to hold it . Personally ,i recommend a65 since u prefer nikon and sony.

video -600D is good in af /mf.
-A65 is good ,but it comes with continous af

both have better video compared to d90. It easily heat up the camera .

D90 for rm2500 is not much recommend as warranty is not available.


QUOTE(ijam-kl @ Feb 12 2012, 04:10 PM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories :  DSLR camera
Budget: Below RM3000 include kit lens
Your Location:   KL
Preferable brand : Sony/Nikon
Type of photography u want to do :  Traveling/family photos/scenery
Any specific models in mind? :  A33Y/A35Y/D3100
Any specific features u want? :  Easy set on exposure, ISO...what u see in display...is what u get when captured

Looking for only new.
New to DSLR. Love taking photos and movies. Now I consider myself beginner with manual setting.
Like to have the long zoom lens (55 is ok, beyond is a bonus).
Prefer if unit can do with movies (lazy carry another camcorder laa)
Which would suits me best?
How much best price & where can get it?
Also pls recommend alternative...

Thanks to the sifu here.
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since your budget is rm3000 below and you mentioned ^. i recommend you have a try on a65. it is much advanced compared to a35/a55. D3100 is not comparable here .

QUOTE(danielkong13 @ Feb 12 2012, 08:13 PM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories :  DSLR
Budget: RM2000
Your Location:   Kajang area
Preferable brand :  Canon or Nikon
Type of photography u want to do :  Potrait and Landscape
Any specific models in mind? :  Nope
Any specific features u want? :  Auto focus and HD recording smile.gif
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canon 1100D or nikon d3100.

but preferably canon s95/s100 or olympus xz1 as you r new in photography.
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post Feb 13 2012, 12:16 AM

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QUOTE(baoz @ Feb 12 2012, 02:35 PM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories : DSLR
Budget : RM 2.4k including kitlens
Your Location : PJ & KL
Preferable brand : Sony or Canon
Type of photography u want to do : Landscape, night landscape, lowlight, macro, sports. Sometimes potrait.
Any specific models in mind? : Sony A35 SLT, Canon 550D

Kindly recommend. smile.gif Thank you.

P/S: I currently have a compact Canon S90, but looking for something more especially when it comes to landscape and night photos. Been looking at 550D for a long time, but it's an old model (by now) and still pricey. The A35 is new, lightweight and within my budget. Also tried it at a store and I like the feel/controls. Just not sure if hopping over to Sony from Canon is a good move.

Tried on my friend's Nikon D90 but I don't like the feel of a Nikon.. not used to it.
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My only comment is whether u prefer electronic viewfinder (EVF) or an optical one (OVF)

EVF has a lot of benefits like live histogram and immediately you can see your exposure... and cameras with EVF also generally means have better implementation of liveview.

OVF on the other hand is just mirrors reflection the image in light form through the len. It's like a window through the lens. You see what the lens see.

So just whether you prefer to look through a window to the world or viewing via a LCD screen.

QUOTE(our_team89 @ Feb 12 2012, 04:02 PM)
Type of camera/lens/accesories :  compact dslr/interchangeable lens
Budget: below 2k
Your Location:   KL
Preferable brand :  suggest me the best for this budget
Type of photography u want to do :  normal photography
Any specific models in mind? :  sony nex c3..is it good?

my gf want camera like dslr but she want a light camera..i tried google for sony nex c3 n i find maybe it suits her..got any recommendation beside this model?
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Does she need interchangeable lens? Is she taking photography as a hobby or its just for snapshots? Is she going to buy more lens? How much does she weight convenience (point and shoota-bility) over image quality.
Cos cameras are all about compromises

QUOTE(Zhao @ Feb 12 2012, 10:33 PM)
but preferably canon s95/s100 or olympus xz1 as you r new in photography.
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XZ-1 sucks for "HD recording".
IMHO, for someone "new to photography".. a dslr is a better tool for learning.
If they just want a camera to snap shooting that trip etc.. then maybe a travel zoom is a better choice.



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QUOTE(sniper on the roof @ Feb 13 2012, 12:16 AM)
XZ-1 sucks for "HD recording".
IMHO, for someone "new to photography".. a dslr is a better tool for learning.
If they just want a camera to snap shooting that trip etc.. then maybe a travel zoom is a better choice.
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blush.gif didnt know it sucks for hd recording.
I recommend compact as i see lots of newcomer tend to shoot fully auto with dslr. Auto mode in compact are much better ,in my opinion.
Then they complain "y dslr so heavy" ...




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Type of camera/lens/accesories : Digital Still Camera
Budget : Below RM700
Your Location : KL
Preferable brand : Canon or Nikon or Olympus
Type of photography u want to do : Landscape, Macro (Travelling and food taking purpose)
Any specific features u want? : Auto-focus? I'm not sure but as many as it can afford
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nex 5n or gx 1? which one is better? type of photography that ill be taking, potraint, scenery and landscape.. generally ill take a photography of everything.
which one is better performing in lowlight condition?
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QUOTE(sniper on the roof @ Feb 13 2012, 12:16 AM)

Does she need interchangeable lens? Is she taking photography as a hobby or its just for snapshots? Is she going to buy more lens? How much does she weight convenience (point and shoota-bility) over image quality.
Cos cameras are all about compromises

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she's taking picture as a hobby and maybe in the future she will look for another lens.from what i see, she doesn't want compact camera as she already got old 5MP Pentax camera.

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