Digital cameras

Janet Galpin and Oliver Patterson
Mon, 02 Feb 2004 13:02:29 PST
The message <002601c3e9a7$7c5dfb10$b8a879a5@DJ9SK221>
from "diana chapman" <> contains these words:

> Hi Jim:

> Many thanks for the advice.  I am NOT experienced with photography, and I am
> not likely to get interested.  I just want photographs of my plants, so I
> absolutely don't want the high-end cameras.  I did have a Koolpix 4000 for a
> short while, and found it quite terrifying.  I really want something easy to
> use.  Taking pictures of pollen grans or the hairs on a bee's leg isn't what
> I want, but I do want to get within two to three inches and get a good
> picture.  For me, I need something that is not bulky, easy to understand and
> easy to use otherwise I won't use it.  When I was young I bought a good
> camera to take on multi-day rock climbs to get photographs of the
> spectacular settings, I took it twice and it stayed in the haul bag almost
> all of the time.  I never used it again.

> Best.

> Diana

Nikon colpix range seem to be particularly recommended for plant
photogrraphy because they have such a goof close-up facility. I have the
Nikon Coolpix 4300 which is down-market a bit from some of the ones
mentioned. I'm not sure how it compares with the 400 you mention but I
find it really straightforward. I think it's brilliant because it's a
happy medium between the point-and-shoot cameras and the more
complicated ones. You can just use it on auto which is dead simple or
you can be a bit more adventurous if you want to.


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