Looking for new camera recommendations ...

Discussion in 'What Camera Should I Buy?' started by Groovegrrrrrl75, Nov 22, 2016.

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  1. Groovegrrrrrl75

    Groovegrrrrrl75 New Member

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    I am looking to buy a new camera for Christmas and would love any opinions or experiences or recommendations. There's so much out there. I have been looking at and comparing Canon and Sony but it's hard to know what to buy, hence this post.

    Ideally, my budget is about $800US but would spend up to $1,000US if needed. Photography is a huge hobby of mine so I want a camera that is decent. Size: A point and shoot that is somewhat light weight.

    Background:
    My first camera was a Panasonic Lumix LX2. I was very happy with it. I later purchased a second hand Canon 40D which is now very well used. I have most recently been using a GoPro Hero 3 silver which I love for its wide angle! The picture quality isn't as nice as I'd like it to be and if I want to shoot close up, it's not ideal.

    Features/General Usage: An ultrazoom lens would be nice but I'd also like one that has a fairly wide angle lens as I mostly shoot outdoors while hiking. Image quality is quite important, however, I will not be making any big prints of my photos. A camera with some features like 'color accent' or 'tilt-shift' might be fun but not terribly important.

    Any suggestions?! Thanking you in advance for your thoughts!
     
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    For your budget I would recommend Canon EOS 80D.
    I have been using in for over a year for my work and that was an amazing experience. I would even say it is the best camera for portraits nowadays.
    Liveview operation is very good, not only for video but for macro or studio work.
    The 7 frames per second provides for entry-level sports and wildlife operation as does the wider ISO range (up to 25,600).
     
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