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    Help me choose a camera

    Hey! My hobby is photography, but I mostly took photos with my phone. I really want to buy my first camera. I am studying the review, but have not made a choice yet. I would be glad to any recommendations!

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    What do you take pictures of? Close-up things like wristwatches? Or people? Or scenes of forests and mountains?

    My question is how do you transfer the photos from the phone to the computer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyLeslie View Post
    Hey! My hobby is photography, but I mostly took photos with my phone. I really want to buy my first camera. I am studying the review, but have not made a choice yet. I would be glad to any recommendations!
    depends what you want to do? want to make photos that one even can see the last eye of a fly? or just a point and shoot little thing, like i have. dog on leash pulls on one arm, withe other i hold my camera and take pics. nothing VERY far away.and for sure no eye of the fly.
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    You could expand your research by consulting more specialised sites such as https://www.dpreview.com. There are others.
    Ultimately you are going to have to make choices. For example: what is your budget (now and in the future); how much equipment are you able and willing to lug around with you; what are you going to do with the photos after you’ve taken them (print or view on a computer or phone).
    In my case, whilst I’ve got what was at the time a fairly expensive semi-professional interchangeable lens camera and additional lenses, I’ve found that 90% of the photos I take are taken with my phone simply because it’s convenient and easier to carry.

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    https://scientificmindset.com/wildli...ftph1oBwrAwdgM and if you want to shoot pictures like her, contact her. she will tell you what you need.
    if you want to shoot pics as i do, a little -Cannon Coolpix- will do just fine...No plug or ad for them.but that is what i have since many years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    … a little -Cannon Coolpix- will do just fine...No plug or ad for them...
    Sorry to be pedantic (I’m a lifelong Nikon fan), but a Coolpix is a Nikon camera, not a Canon. I think the Canon equivalent is called a PowerShot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBear View Post
    Sorry to be pedantic (Iím a lifelong Nikon fan), but a Coolpix is a Nikon camera, not a Canon. I think the Canon equivalent is called a PowerShot.
    no need to apologise because the mistake is indeed mine.
    i have a Nikon -coolpix- S3300 and
    a Canon powershot, A3100 IS, with the red body. both cameras look fairly the same, thats why the mistake. and at the moment i am using
    a Canon powershot A1100 IS.
    and since i am walking the dog also at the same time, i put them on -automatic-. if i see something, i just press the button and look only at home, did i get somethign or not. Jhinn the dog does not want to stop, so a least 5 out of 10 pics are -nothing-. but since it is all electronic, it is just a -delete- and end of the story. i am not using it professionally, so those 3 little cameras are doing just fine. but even the snail did come out not to bad. and if i do at home some cropping it will be perfect...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyLeslie View Post
    Hey! My hobby is photography, but I mostly took photos with my phone. I really want to buy my first camera. I am studying the review, but have not made a choice yet. I would be glad to any recommendations!
    The body of the camera is important but the lenses more so. Stick with high quality glass and you can upgrade the body anytime.

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