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Its probably been done to death but i cant be arsed sifting through all the topics.....what is a good starter camera that hasnt got too many buttons 😁.... to literally point and shoot ?....a mate told me Nikon Coolpix is good and they have zooms of x60 and more ( though im not convinced he knew much more than i do )....any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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daft as it may sound  , but the cameras on these up to date mobile phones take some beating for quality pictures  , maybe not so good for landscape stuff  though ,,

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13 hours ago, gnasher16 said:

Its probably been done to death but i cant be arsed sifting through all the topics.....what is a good starter camera that hasnt got too many buttons 😁.... to literally point and shoot ?....a mate told me Nikon Coolpix is good and they have zooms of x60 and more ( though im not convinced he knew much more than i do )....any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

I use a Panasonic FZ150 mate 24x zoom. It has got few buttons etc but they all have. You could just use it on auto though until you get used to it. I find it good not as good as a digital SLR, but I can't afford one of those with the lens I would like.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/401769317928

You will find one cheaper shopping around.

Cheers Arry

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1 hour ago, Arry said:

I use a Panasonic FZ150 mate 24x zoom. It has got few buttons etc but they all have. You could just use it on auto though until you get used to it. I find it good not as good as a digital SLR, but I can't afford one of those with the lens I would like.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/401769317928

You will find one cheaper shopping around.

Cheers Arry

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Thanks chaps that looks a nice simple little camera Arry thats the sort of thing im after,i dont mind paying a bit more just as long as its not for technology thats going to be wasted on me....ive been told that by a few people about mobile phones how the picture quality go,s the more you zoom...most of what i,ll be doing will be distance stuff so that side of things will be important.

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34 minutes ago, gnasher16 said:

Thanks chaps that looks a nice simple little camera Arry thats the sort of thing im after,i dont mind paying a bit more just as long as its not for technology thats going to be wasted on me....ive been told that by a few people about mobile phones how the picture quality go,s the more you zoom...most of what i,ll be doing will be distance stuff so that side of things will be important.

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As to the quality of zoomed images on mobiles, I think it's because a camera has different numbers for optical and digital zoom whereas mobile phone cameras are selling themselves on huge digital zooms. I've got a lumix that I'm really pleased with but it's not a pocket one so I'm thinking of trading it in for a smaller pocket sized one too as they've improved so much since I bought mine fifteen odd years ago. If it was good enough and portable enough I'd even consider trading in my mobile and going back to an old nokia...without a camera and internet!

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5 minutes ago, terryd said:

Great pics but the zoom looks bit short ?

does get a bit blurry on full zoom -- for a starter camera its brill..

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