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500 - 600 camera for photo and video

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500 - 600 camera for photo and video

Any recommendation for a good photo and video camera for roughly 500 - 600 bucks?

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You have to be more specific with your needs and usage before we suggest anything.
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Just using it for vlogging and blogging on youtube. Taking pictures / videos of food and places.
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You have to be more specific with your needs and usage before we suggest anything.

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Mar 8th, 2017 12:27 pm
Save up for a G7
Cue in all the people that will come in to say that a cell phone is enough :facepalm:
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Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Mar 7th, 2017 11:38 pm
Any recommendation for a good photo and video camera for roughly 500 - 600 bucks?
Sony A6000 with 16-50 lens best buy open box
Canon t5i 18-135 lens best buy open box
Or used Canon 70D with 18-135 if you get lucky

I've owned all three and a bunch more canons.
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If you're not planning on buying lenses, the 1" sensor compacts can be better than the APS-C cameras with kit lenses. Consider the LX100, RX100 (Mark 4 or 5) and the LX10. If you find these to be out of your budget, and you want 4K video, look at a used GX85 and a nice prime lens.
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What's ya'll opinion on the Nikon COOLPIX B700?

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Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Mar 11th, 2017 8:05 pm
What's ya'll opinion on the Nikon COOLPIX B700?
B700 = 1/2.3" (blue)
LX100, RX100 = 1" (dark green)
G7 = 4/3" (light green)

Compare sensor size:

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While an 18-megapixel point and shoot may have the same number of pixels as an 18-megapixel DSLR, the DSLR has a much bigger sensor. As a result, those 18 million pixels are considerably larger on the DSLR chip. This is referred to as having a lower pixel density, as the same number of pixels have a larger area to occupy on an image sensor.
What this means to us is that each pixel is able to capture more light information, meaning better color depth for precision of color captured, greater dynamic range or amount of light intensity, meaning better and more accurate definition in light and dark areas of an image, and a much cleaner image. When talking about low light performance in cameras, it is the sensor that makes good performance possible.

That extra light captured by pixels on an image sensor with more surface area translates to better performance in low light scenarios and less digital noise.
Basically, you can get away with 4K phones and cameras like the B700 as long as you shoot in good light eg; outdoor daylight.
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Are you looking for DSLR camera? I am using Canon 600D. Could you please more specific about your problem?
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Tried the B700 from Nikon, but it didn't have some features I wanted, so I ended up getting the Panasonic G7. Sweet cam!

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Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 10:04 pm
Tried the B700 from Nikon, but it didn't have some features I wanted, so I ended up getting the Panasonic G7. Sweet cam!
nice choice. Great camera for mixed use (especially the video, it's hard to beat)
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Excellent choice!

Don't forget that Olympus lenses are 100% compatible!
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