Digital Photography/Ambiguity in buying


Hi Vipin ,

I am planning to buy Camera in the range of 18000(Max).
Please suggest some good models similar to DSLR's.
Also i am in confusion of Nikon  L820m and  Canon sx500 and sony Dsc-h300. Pls clarify on these


Hi Srieni

The above mentioned budget would allow you the following options:

1. Canon SX500 (16 MPX, 30x Optical, CCD Sensor, HD Video, Lithium Battery)
2. Sony H300 (20 MPX, 30x Optical, CCD Sensor, HD Video, AA Battery)
3. Nikon L820 (16 MPX, 30x Optical, CMOS Sensor, Full HD Video, AA Battery)
4. Fujifilm S6800 (16 MPX, 30x Optical, CMOS Sensor, Full HD Video, AA Battery)

A CMOS Sensor offers better quality Images in low light, while offering Full HD Video (HD Video in CCD).

Out of the above, the Fujifilm offers the maximum features & best quality of Images & Video, while allowing Full manual controls. The Nikon also offers a CMOS Sensor & Full HD Video, but does not have any manual control. The Fujifilm also looks very much like a DSLR & feels sturdier in the hand as well.

All in all, if you don't mind the brand, the Fujifilm S6800 is the best value for money with the best quality & features. If you want to stick to the 3 brands you mentioned, only the Nikon offers CMOS Sensor & Full HD Video (without manual controls). If you were to choose between the Canon & Sony, the Sony would offer more features & a proper DSLR like feel whereas the Canon offers more manual control & a lithium battery.



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I can answer all questions related to buying/choosing a Digital Camera, SLR Camera, Lenses etc. I will help you choose the best product with a holistic approach, keeping in mind your requirement and budget.


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