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Posted · Original PosterOP

Going on a trip later this year for the first time in a long time. 

 

I want to get a camera that takes higher quality pictures than my iPhone 6se. 

 

Anything around 100-200 usd?

 

 

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Get a used Canon EOS 600D with kit lens, should run you around that price.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, berwynhan said:

Get a used Canon EOS 600D with kit lens, should run you around that price.

Know of anything new?  

 

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5 hours ago, StarsMars said:

Know of anything new?  

 

May be able to squeeze in something like an EOS M100


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On 6/24/2019 at 5:28 AM, StarsMars said:

Going on a trip later this year for the first time in a long time. 

 

I want to get a camera that takes higher quality pictures than my iPhone 6se. 

 

Anything around 100-200 usd?

 

 

 

Look at the Canon Powershot ELPH 190 IS.

 

 

 

 


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Just use your phone. Even if you got something in the used market the only advantage would be interchangeable lenses due to how well phone cameras handle now in comparison with what's available from about 10 years ago. Also, shooting on your phone is easy, using a proper camera takes much more knowledge. Not enough you can't learn in the mean time, but just enough for it to make the cost benefit tilt towards the phone.


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For just better quality with no additional knowledge (or effort) required, just upgrading your phone could be sufficient. In well lit conditions, the quality of modern phones tends to be very good, and without the know-how, you probably won't be taking advantage of the flexibility a dedicated camera offers anyway.

 

If you were going to be taking up photography as a serious hobby, then a used DSLR can be a good starter, though the kit lens has a small enough aperture that it may be more difficult to use in low light than a phone. With a little more budget, there are some very good compacts that punch quite high as well and offer similar level of controls and features to a DSLR.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 6/24/2019 at 6:11 AM, berwynhan said:

Get a used Canon EOS 600D with kit lens, should run you around that price.

On 6/24/2019 at 10:24 PM, berwynhan said:

May be able to squeeze in something like an EOS M100

21 hours ago, Ankerson said:

Look at the Canon Powershot ELPH 190 IS.

Thank you. Having a look.

 

 

11 hours ago, Mout1957 said:

Will you be using the camera after the trip? And what do you mean by quality, higher resolution?

I was thinking maybe something I could use after the trip for videos and streaming. I actually know next to nothing about cameras.

 

20 hours ago, cc143 said:

Just use your phone. Even if you got something in the used market the only advantage would be interchangeable lenses due to how well phone cameras handle now in comparison with what's available from about 10 years ago. Also, shooting on your phone is easy, using a proper camera takes much more knowledge. Not enough you can't learn in the mean time, but just enough for it to make the cost benefit tilt towards the phone.

9 hours ago, Zodiark1593 said:

For just better quality with no additional knowledge (or effort) required, just upgrading your phone could be sufficient. In well lit conditions, the quality of modern phones tends to be very good, and without the know-how, you probably won't be taking advantage of the flexibility a dedicated camera offers anyway.

 

If you were going to be taking up photography as a serious hobby, then a used DSLR can be a good starter, though the kit lens has a small enough aperture that it may be more difficult to use in low light than a phone. With a little more budget, there are some very good compacts that punch quite high as well and offer similar level of controls and features to a DSLR.

You're both probably right. Just a bit reluctant due to phone prices.

Time to bite the bullet

 

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If you're not sure how committed you will be to learning a camera then you could go for a pre-owned one (just be cautious about the seller) or you could stick with a phone. Maybe add in a gimbal (although of course this is an added cost), my friend creates videos with an Xperia phone and they turn out great.

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If you don't want a used camera, I don't think the investment is worth it. For $100-$200 USD, the camera and lens quality won't be that much better than an iPhone for what you will probably be shooting. The only thing you are paying for is zoom range.

 

I highly recommend buying used cameras if this is your budget. People in this thread have given good recommendations. 

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