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Help choosing camera!!

Discussion in 'Who Are You ??' started by Joe best, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Joe best

    Joe best New Member

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    Hi Folks.

    I am looking for some advise...

    I have a car sales business and I want a camera to take quality pictures of the Cars I'm retailing. Not the typical mobile phone pictures which are particularly bad in low light.

    I basically want something simple to use. I started off thinking the Sony rx100 mk3 was the one, which then led me to the Sony A6000, which I actually went to buy today, when the retailer told me I was spending to much money for my needs, She went on to say the canon sx530hs was ample, which is a fraction of the cost.

    Please help me!

    Joe
     
  2. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    Hi Joe and welcome to the forum ... .will you be using the camera just for the car photos or do you intend to use it for other things?
     
  3. Snips

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    Snips Old Hand Premium Member

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    Hi and a warm welcome.

    I don't know those cameras, not that that's an issue. If I may, how many images are you thinking of taking for each car and what sort of budget have you available?

    One of the more difficult shots, and in my opinion the most important, is of the steering wheel and dashboard as that's what we look at for 99% of our driving time. You'll need a reasonable camera and lens to cope with these shots. Perhaps you want to go a little arty too and have a close up of the brake light cluster? Hence why I'm asking for the budget and number of anticipated photographs.
     
  4. Roger S

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    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Hiya Joe and welcome to the forum. Since this has turned into mostly a welcome thread anyway, I have moved it into the Who Are You section for you. ;)

    Just make sure whichever camera you acquire has the capability of accepting filters. You're going to need a CPOL for cars.
     
  5. ElzaJo

    ElzaJo New Member

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    Everyone are going behind of D750 camera.
     
  6. Joe best

    Joe best New Member

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    It will be used only for Cars/business use.
    As for my budget, well I don't want to go crazy so was hoping under £500.

    The Exterior pictures are more important to me than the interior to be honest.

    I have not heard a mention of 'cpol'?

    Thanks for all the replys
     
  7. Ogofmole

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    Ogofmole Old Hand Moderator

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    Hi Joe and welcome to the forum.

    CPOL means Circular Polarising Filter, which is a filter we put on the from of a lens to help reduce glare (especially in your car bodywork).

    But reading up on your needs, I feel you were right in the first place going for a RX100, although I use the Lumix LX100 which is a very similar camera. But this type of camera will not accept any filters.
     
  8. tenchy

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    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    Hi and welcome.
    If light is decent the mentioned ones should be good. If you go to a dslr there may be a bigger learning curve than you desire.
     
  9. bentaylor

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    For static shots the cheapest camera which allows you to fix to base ISO, plus a cheap tripod, could be good, then you could simply use (slightly) long exposure times, and high ISO performance wouldn't be necessary.
     

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