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Old 16-10-2018, 09:26 AM   #1
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camera for travelling budget about <$700

Hi.
Anyone can recommend digital camera for travelling?
Never owned a digital camera before so I'm quite a beginner.
Intend to use it when travelling to capture scenery, landscape, some architecture and night scene.
Budget of about less than $700.
Looking for something which is compact and easy to carry around.
Easy to use and mostly can point and shoot without too much setting up.
Not considering DSLR because its a little too bulky for me.

Thanks.

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Old 16-10-2018, 09:33 AM   #2
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Old 16-10-2018, 09:45 AM   #3
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Give some thoughts on what kind of photos/videos you want to capture....
Selfies, sceneries, moments, landscapes, architectures, night scenes, wide angles, portraits, macros, panoramas etc.

It will help you to select the type of camera you want.

Also decide will you be taking more stills or more videos.

If just point and shoot, your handphone should suffice .... just need to add some accessories attachment like clip-on lenses or 360 lens attachment (eg. Insta360 Air, Huawei EnVision 360)

I used to take my Olympus EM-1 with tripod and some lenses for my holidays but nowadays I only take my GoPro Hero 6 Black.
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Old 16-10-2018, 10:11 AM   #4
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I've been using the hand phone but want to get a camera which can take better photos.

mostly will capture scenery, landscape , architecture and some night scene.
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Old 16-10-2018, 10:36 AM   #5
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I'm currently considering Canon EOS M100.
Any comments on it?
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Old 16-10-2018, 10:58 AM   #6
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I'm currently considering Canon EOS M100.
Any comments on it?
EOS M series is not point n shoot camera... you can change the lenses
With flash, lenses and basic accessories and maybe tripod... you still need a carrier bag

No different from DSLR camera.... only lighter, still bulky.

Price wise... exceed your Budget already.
Also do note the maintenance and upkeeping costs... you may need a decent storage like dry cabinet when you are not using it.
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Old 16-10-2018, 11:18 AM   #7
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personally... i am looking at this...

https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/came...al-camera.html

its $999, over your budget thou, i am also considering an entry level DSLR for around 1K too.

maybe something cheaper and lighter like this...
https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/came...lpix-b700.html
the Cannon Powershot SX60 will also be great. but it's getting hard to find that model. should be about $600+

and finally... i think this is really good for travelers...
https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/came...00-orange.html
https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/came...ga-a-blue.html
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Old 16-10-2018, 11:31 AM   #8
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EOS M series is not point n shoot camera... you can change the lenses
With flash, lenses and basic accessories and maybe tripod... you still need a carrier bag

No different from DSLR camera.... only lighter, still bulky.

Price wise... exceed your Budget already.
Also do note the maintenance and upkeeping costs... you may need a decent storage like dry cabinet when you are not using it.
Yeah its not exactly a point and shoot camera. But still smaller than a DSLR.
I just checked the price M100 is about 600+ still within my budget.
A compact point and shoot of the same price point still lacks behind in terms of photo quality I think.
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Old 16-10-2018, 11:41 AM   #9
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Yeah its not exactly a point and shoot camera. But still smaller than a DSLR.
I just checked the price M100 is about 600+ still within my budget.
A compact point and shoot of the same price point still lacks behind in terms of photo quality I think.
it's RRP is $699. haha.. so yeah... still technically 600+
https://shop.canon.com.sg/canon-eos-...45-is-stm.html

u will most likely be able to get it slightly cheaper then that.

what i don't quite like about mirrorless cameras is the balance. its really hard to shoot one handed as the weight tends to be on the lens. i think that's a pretty big factor for me when picking a camera.

if thats what u like then go for it, the thing i learnt about researching cameras is most of them will do the job. so just go with a budget and whichever u like. and make sure they aint any "deal breakers" if u got some conditions (for me no wifi is one).
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Old 16-10-2018, 11:48 AM   #10
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maybe something cheaper and lighter like this...
https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/came...lpix-b700.html
the Cannon Powershot SX60 will also be great. but it's getting hard to find that model. should be about $600+
The Nikon Coolpix B700 like not bad.
Review is decent.
Only thing is low light sensitivity isn't good.
And it's a little on the bulky side.

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Old 16-10-2018, 11:53 AM   #11
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yeah nikon notch bad
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Old 16-10-2018, 11:54 AM   #12
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Old 16-10-2018, 11:54 AM   #13
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The Nikon Coolpix B700 like not bad.
review also quite good.
my only concern is whether its too bulky or suitable for travelling.
its a decent choice imo... price vs functionality. yeah its a bit bigger then a compact, but it has a pretty good zoom and it sits nicely in your right hand. the main thing is that these cameras have a zoom lens, so it will give u better pictures them a compact using digital zoom.

the B700 and SX60 was my choice for my budget of $600...

but now i decided to go slightly higher to get either the panasonic fz1000 or an entry level DSLR because of the better sensor.

if u want low light performance... need to get something with a better sensor.

frankly... most cameras aint that bad. just know your budget and what u need it to have.
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its a decent choice imo... price vs functionality. yeah its a bit bigger then a compact, but it has a pretty good zoom and it sits nicely in your right hand. the main thing is that these cameras have a zoom lens, so it will give u better pictures them a compact using digital zoom.

the B700 and SX60 was my choice for my budget of $600...

but now i decided to go slightly higher to get either the panasonic fz1000 or an entry level DSLR because of the better sensor.

if u want low light performance... need to get something with a better sensor.
Something I realised about all or most of the compact cameras. They all don't have high low light sensitivity.
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Something I realised about all or most of the compact cameras. They all don't have high low light sensitivity.
yap. no choice. with a small camera comes a small sensor. some are "decent" but its better if u are using a tripod.

thats the issue with buying a camera....

first u got the main body, and lens. (or a kit)

then u got a tripod, len filter, dry box...

then u need SD card, bag, strap....

u end up spending a lot more then u planed.
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