Which camera should I buy FAQ (Please read before posting)

Discussion in 'What Camera Should I Buy?' started by Eliwood, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Eliwood

    Eliwood Digital Camera Consultant

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    Which camera should I buy?

    This short questionnaire will help the rest of us make good camera recommendations for you. Please answer each question carefully and succinctly.

    The questions marked with a * are the most important.

    Budget

    * What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.

    Size

    * What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you?

    Features

    How many megapixels will suffice for you?

    * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x)

    * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10)

    Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)?

    General Usage

    * What will you generally use the camera for?

    * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?

    Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?

    Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?

    Miscellaneous

    Are there particular brands you like or hate?

    Are there particular models you already have in mind?

    (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)
     
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  2. Ben Stafford

    Ben Stafford Site Admin

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    Thanks for the questionnaire. It's definitely a good starting point to which we can keep adding!

    Thanks!
     
  3. celica

    celica New Member

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    Great questionnaire- I will make a thread in the coming days and hopefully someone can help me decide! [​IMG]
     
  4. Abel1337

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    Great thread for the camera n00bs out there
     
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    smifu New Member

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    Really helped me a lot to decide what type of digital camera should buy. Today, I was going to buy my first digital camera ever, so I had no idea what should I ask.Thanks a lot for the quetioneries! Regards from Mark!
     
  6. vida

    vida New Member

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    There doesn't seem to be any way to answer the questions. Please help!
     
  7. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I sent you a private message.
     
  8. oilpatch

    oilpatch New Member

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    I, too, would like to respond but found no way to answer the questions.
     
  9. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Start a new thread. Copy and paste the questions into your new thread. Then insert your answers.
     
  10. mathpal

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    How do you start a new thread?
     

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