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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:47 PM
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I have seen here people posting beautiful pictures!!! I am looking to buy a camera for my may cruise but don't know which one can somebody help me find one???
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Old April 28th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Check Bea's Allure of the Seas review. She told someone what camera she has... and her pics are amazing! I think her CC name is Kubanita or something like that.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 02:05 PM
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we recently got a DSLR camera, and we chose the Canon Rebel T3I. It is fantastic!! interchangeable lenses are great, and the fact that it take the picture super quick, we don't miss out on any moments =) I'm still trying to learn the camera, but hopefully will have it figured out before our cruise in July!
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we recently got a DSLR camera, and we chose the Canon Rebel T3I. It is fantastic!! interchangeable lenses are great, and the fact that it take the picture super quick, we don't miss out on any moments =) I'm still trying to learn the camera, but hopefully will have it figured out before our cruise in July!
I use my Canom Eos 5D and save pictures in RAW and the Highest JPG resolution possible. This allows you to do more with the picture later. Later you can use a program like photo shop or elements to do more with the photo.
I use at minimum 8gb cards so I get around 350 shots per card. I have 3 cards with me and when I'm done for the day I download to my laptop. This lets me see the pictures on a larger size. I do not delete unless I didn't like the shot. If my cards are full I then will clear on card for more use.
Canon makes a good DSLR, but my choice in camera was based on I have an EOS 3 35mm SLR so I already had many lenses.
Digital is nice. My honeymoon cruise in 1993 I took my EOS 3, and Leica M3 and about 30 36 exposure rolls. Got some great shots but it was a lot to lug around. We spent a lot developing the film since my bride wanted to see all the pictures as soon as I took them. Digital lets lets you see if you like the picture right away. For film I learned long ago to take two shots of each picture in case something messed up one.
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Check Bea's Allure of the Seas review. She told someone what camera she has... and her pics are amazing! I think her CC name is Kubanita or something like that.
She uses a Nikon D300, mentioned it in a recent Barbados post.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 02:03 PM
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I have seen here people posting beautiful pictures!!! I am looking to buy a camera for my may cruise but don't know which one can somebody help me find one???
I suggest you pose this question on the Photo Gallery Board.

That is where you will get the best answers from the experienced photographers.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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I just picked up a Sony DSC-HX9V. It's a 2011 model, and the original MSRP on it is $349.99. Picked it up at Best Buy for $197.99, as they are on clearance to make room for the 2012 models. It's a great little camera, able to fit in a pocket, but with a 16x zoom which is much greater than most compact point and shoots. Check out reviews of it online. I don't have any pictures to really share, as I haven't had a chance to truly play around with it yet, but based on internet reviews from reputable sources, it's one of the best out there right now, and the price can't be beat.
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Are you looking for a DSLR or a simpler point & shoot.

My preference in cameras is Nikon. Both my DSLR and my point and shoot are Nikon.
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I don't know a lot about camera so the point & shoot, will be better for me!!
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I don't know a lot about camera so the point & shoot, will be better for me!!
I have always been a fan of the FZ series on Panasonic.

I have been on umpteen cruises, both river and ship, and the reason why I like the FZ series was the fact that it had a lot of features in addition to the fact that you could use it as a point and shoot camera.

The latest FZ series has zoom capability from about 25mm to 600mm which allows for a better wide angle than most P&S but a comparative longer zoom than most P&S have. The longer zoom was great in Alaska where I was photographing bears about a mile away from the road and getting great detail on changing of the guard in Seoul!

The Leica lens is very sharp and what is more important, the camera does not weigh a ton!

Try it out at Best Buy (or whatever store you use) and compare it to whatever other brand you have in mind.
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For point and shoot that you can fit in your pocket that has amazing functions (including HD video), we love our Canon S95. You can google their reviews as well.
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I have a canon G12 which I bought to replace my canon G9 that broke on my January cruise. So far I am LOVING the pictures that I've taken with this thing. Check out this picture that I took coming into Nassau in earlier this month on the Monarch.


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I just picked up a Sony DSC-HX9V. It's a 2011 model, and the original MSRP on it is $349.99. Picked it up at Best Buy for $197.99, as they are on clearance to make room for the 2012 models. It's a great little camera, able to fit in a pocket, but with a 16x zoom which is much greater than most compact point and shoots. Check out reviews of it online. I don't have any pictures to really share, as I haven't had a chance to truly play around with it yet, but based on internet reviews from reputable sources, it's one of the best out there right now, and the price can't be beat.
I have been the happy owner of an HX9V for about 6 mths now - posted various photos in other threads on this board
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I have been the happy owner of an HX9V for about 6 mths now - posted various photos in other threads on this board
Glad to hear! I like it so far... My wife is a big fan of the bacground defocus and I like the isweep.
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I'll second the HX9V! An example of the zoom:




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I bought the Sony DSC HX200V. It's a handy semi-little 18mg camera. Bought it at Best Buy for about $500.
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I just picked up a Sony DSC-HX9V. It's a 2011 model, and the original MSRP on it is $349.99. Picked it up at Best Buy for $197.99, as they are on clearance to make room for the 2012 models. It's a great little camera, able to fit in a pocket, but with a 16x zoom which is much greater than most compact point and shoots. Check out reviews of it online. I don't have any pictures to really share, as I haven't had a chance to truly play around with it yet, but based on internet reviews from reputable sources, it's one of the best out there right now, and the price can't be beat.

I just went to Best buy website for is not on sale!! the price is $349.99 Do you went to the store?? Do you think the sale is still on?
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I just went to Best buy website for is not on sale!! the price is $349.99 Do you went to the store?? Do you think the sale is still on?
Your local store may have the lower price. When I checked online before going to the store, the price was $329.99. You can imagine how my jaw dropped when I saw $197.99 in the store. I didn't even think about it and told the sales guy to grab one for me.

Try looking at prices under "Shopping" on Google. That's where I had seen a local price for Best Buy at $197.99. I figured it was wrong but was happily surprised when I got to Best Buy.
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Your local store may have the lower price. When I checked online before going to the store, the price was $329.99. You can imagine how my jaw dropped when I saw $197.99 in the store. I didn't even think about it and told the sales guy to grab one for me.

Try looking at prices under "Shopping" on Google. That's where I had seen a local price for Best Buy at $197.99. I figured it was wrong but was happily surprised when I got to Best Buy.

Soooooo confuse, I went to Best Buy and they told me that the camera is $197.99 but this is because is the floor camera. In another word, the camara on display and because of that, I won't get the cables, battery ect. Just the camera! Did you get it brand new from the box???
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Soooooo confuse, I went to Best Buy and they told me that the camera is $197.99 but this is because is the floor camera. In another word, the camara on display and because of that, I won't get the cables, battery ect. Just the camera! Did you get it brand new from the box???
I did, but it was a few weeks ago. Your local store may be sold out... Just speculating though. Maybe try another store if you've got another one close by?
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