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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 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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    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 Benedikt View Post
    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...
    Sounds like the dog is walking you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    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...
    Yeah the Nikon S3300 is not bad for a point and shoot camera and it's 10 years old now. It's got 16mp and a telephoto lens but not for a serious person looking to get into photography. The video standard on it is a bit low too. My $300 phone has a 64mp main lens and can shoot video up to 4k, plus it can shoot slow-mo and short super slow-mo. What phone cameras come down to is software, a iPhone only has a 12mp camera but the software makes the photos come out great, but what are you spending? Like 99,000 rubles, the new Samsung Galaxy S21 has even better photos and videos but that too is 99,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInterocitor View Post
    Sounds like the dog is walking you.
    well sort off,as much as i can and want i let him choose the routes we walk. after all it is HE who is going out and not me. but when we come to a crossing are where a road goes left or right or straight, he stops and looks at me. and i show him with hand signs, it is either up to him where HE wants to go. or where i want to go.since i am taller than him, i can see where all the sting nettles are growing close to the walkways. or after a rain, and storm where a tree has fallen over the road or the likes. and i let him walk on the long, 8m leash. but he also knows, when we crossing a road or walking between the buildings, the leash is short. and he walks on the left side of me. we are a great team.and that since many years...
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    this is one of the most liked, by me, pics.shot with the Nikon coolpix

    one of the best,in my opinion, i shot with one of these little - aim and push the button- cameras. and from the time one can see it was in the early morning. out with Jhinn on our 1st tour...
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