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which brand is best?

Travel Forums Travel Photography which brand is best?

1. Posted by pawl (Budding Member 15 posts) 12y

i've decided to invest in a digital camera before i head off travelling, but being a bit of a technophobe i don't know which brand to get. what make do you think has the best features, is the best value for money, etc?

2. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 12y

I don't think I can recomend an actual brand name for you, but one thing that I really like about my new camera is that it's lens is glass rather than plastic. I can really see a difference in the color quality when I take pictures. I also like that my camera will take short videos with sound.. It has a ton of features, but those are two that I really like and have taken notice of over my old digi camera.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5808 posts) 12y

I believe Canon has the best reputation at the moment. In camera stitching (for panorama shots) is a nice little feature that I would think gives them somewhat of an edge as well. From the people I've spoken to though, they seem to have the best reputation for quality. That's in the cheaper end of the market at least - you can get a Leica digital camera for considerably more and I'm sure that would also be pretty good quality!!

Peter

4. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 12y

What about Nikon? I thought Nikon cameras were the best. But they are expensive. Actually I'm also thinking about buying a new SLR digital camera. So far I've been using my father's manual camera Nikkormat. I bring it with me everytime I travel, but it's heavy. So there are Canon, Leica, Nikon,.. what else? Can anyone share the pluses and minuses of those brands? Just like Pawl, I'd like to know the best features and the best value for money.