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#1 alltddu

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

Is there an expert out there?
Can anyone tell me what cameras have all the following features:

* Completely articulated LCD screen (not just tilt) with good size screen and good definition (as I use this rather than a viewfinder)
* Decent macro with close focus
* Decent wideangle
* Usable manual focus

I am desperately in need of upgrading from my old Nikon Coolpix 5400.
I spend a lot of time crawling around woods taking shots of very small things eg lichens and suchlike, using a stone instead of a tripod.
I also need to be able to take wideangle shots of landscapes and tree canopies.

I am willing to take advice about what kind of camera.
Not in the running for the professional DSLRs, unfortunately.

#2 K. R. Cook

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:49 AM

QUOTE (alltddu @ Mar 19 2012, 06:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there an expert out there?
Can anyone tell me what cameras have all the following features:

* Completely articulated LCD screen (not just tilt) with good size screen and good definition (as I use this rather than a viewfinder)
* Decent macro with close focus
* Decent wideangle
* Usable manual focus

I am desperately in need of upgrading from my old Nikon Coolpix 5400.
I spend a lot of time crawling around woods taking shots of very small things eg lichens and suchlike, using a stone instead of a tripod.
I also need to be able to take wideangle shots of landscapes and tree canopies.

I am willing to take advice about what kind of camera.
Not in the running for the professional DSLRs, unfortunately.


Look at the Canon Powershot Series - My A540 has all those features. No longer available new, but can be bought used, I would guess. I am sure the Canon's in production also have these features.












#3 K. R. Cook

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:52 AM

QUOTE (alltddu @ Mar 19 2012, 06:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there an expert out there?
Can anyone tell me what cameras have all the following features:

* Completely articulated LCD screen (not just tilt) with good size screen and good definition (as I use this rather than a viewfinder)
* Decent macro with close focus
* Decent wideangle
* Usable manual focus

I am desperately in need of upgrading from my old Nikon Coolpix 5400.
I spend a lot of time crawling around woods taking shots of very small things eg lichens and suchlike, using a stone instead of a tripod.
I also need to be able to take wideangle shots of landscapes and tree canopies.

I am willing to take advice about what kind of camera.
Not in the running for the professional DSLRs, unfortunately.


Look at the Canon Powershot Series - My A540 has all those features. No longer available new, but can be bought used, I would guess. I am sure the Canon's in production also have these features.














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