Please advise me on a camera...

Travel Forums Travel Photography Please advise me on a camera...

1. Posted by darrylyoung (Budding Member 35 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone!

I'm gonna be doing a summer camp programme for 3 months this summer in Roscoe New York then [in October] heading RTW for a year on my own. Needless to say I'm looking for a new camera. I'd obviously like the picture quality of a nice digital SLR but in all honesty, and as much as I want one, I don't think it would be practial with regard to size. There's a line though where I don't want to end up with a specific camera just because it's small -I'd like something in between, if you know what I mean

Can anyone give me some advice on which camera to buy, I need to get one before I fly on June 14.

Thanks in advance, I appreciate it!

edit: I've just seen this thread. Some good information there but if anyone else can advise...

[ Edit: Edited on 01-May-2009, at 01:21 by eattherich ]

2. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Olympus F-130 compact. 7.1 mpix and awesomely good.
I am a keen photographer - have been for years. I still have my Canon EOS SLR roll film camera with 3 AF lenses, so I'm no beginner.
My friend has a Canon D-SLR that weighs 1/2 a ton and is huge. We have both been taking pics for a long time and compared usage and results the other week. No difference in picture quality, not even close-ups. Unless you want 10 frames a second - a compact will do you just fine. It'll fit in your shirt pocket. Just go for anything 6mpx or higher.

3. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

So far I am finding the Panasonic TZ6 OK, though I have not taken any night-time photos with it. I bought from a supplier on Amazon.