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« on: May 09, 2017, 16:04 »
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UPDATE: It will be the A6000

What camera for best quality? Price: up to ~ €600.
I want to make photos of beaches, palms, temples, statues, restaurant.
Only with daiylight.
The most important thing is a good quality and 2nd an easy handling.
My lumix made noise pictures and on the edges even worse.


Last year i used the "lumix dmc fz72" for my travel.
98% with very bad quality results. All photos of my travel was rejected by fotolia.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 20:01 by photoboxer »


« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 17:13 »
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Last year i used the "lumix dmc fz72" for my travel.
98% with very bad quality results. All photos of my travel was rejected by fotolia.

All right, fine, but how do you know it was the camera's fault?
If you don't own a serious camera by now, it seems likely that you don't have much experience in photography.
If you had some experience, you would probably have a decent camera by now...

It reminds me of this:

"Your camera takes nice photos!"
"Your mouth makes nice compliments!"


There are plenty of entry-level DSLRs or mirrorless cameras with kit lenses below €600, even below €500. I suppose they should be OK for microstock in your subject matter - If the owner knows how to use such cameras and knows how to compose sellable photos.

If it is a "contemporary" camera, the model and brand are not so important. More important are the skills of the person behind it.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 17:17 by LDV81 »

« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 17:25 »
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"My lumix made noise pictures and on the edges even worse."

Last year i used the "lumix dmc fz72" for my travel.
98% with very bad quality results. All photos of my travel was rejected by fotolia.

All right, fine, but how do you know it was the camera's fault?
If you don't own a serious camera by now, it seems likely that you don't have much experience in photography.
If you had some experience, you would probably have a decent camera by now...

It reminds me of this:

"Your camera takes nice photos!"
"Your mouth makes nice compliments!"


There are plenty of entry-level DSLRs or mirrorless cameras with kit lenses below €600, even below €500. I suppose they should be OK for microstock in your subject matter - If the owner knows how to use such cameras and knows how to compose sellable photos.

If it is a "contemporary" camera, the model and brand are not so important. More important are the skills of the person behind it.

« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 17:36 »
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"My lumix made noise pictures and on the edges even worse."

What ISO did you use and what aperture? Do you shoot in RAW or JPG?
If you downsize your photos, you can improve the visible image quality to some extent (reduce noise).
Your camera can shoot in RAW. If you shoot in RAW in decent light, use some noise reduction in post-processing, then noise should not be a problem at all.
Without seeing some samples, we won't be able to help you much more probably. Your camera is from 2013, it should not be that bad for daylight photos.

« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 17:49 »
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i dont want hints for the old cam :)
It`s not the best however i use it.
iso 100 - 800
raw

"My lumix made noise pictures and on the edges even worse."

What ISO did you use and what aperture? Do you shoot in RAW or JPG?
If you downsize your photos, you can improve the visible image quality to some extent (reduce noise).
Your camera can shoot in RAW. If you shoot in RAW in decent light, use some noise reduction in post-processing, then noise should not be a problem at all.
Without seeing some samples, we won't be able to help you much more probably. Your camera is from 2013, it should not be that bad for daylight photos.

« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 13:30 »
+1
i dont want hints for the old cam :)
It`s not the best however i use it.
iso 100 - 800
raw

"My lumix made noise pictures and on the edges even worse."

What ISO did you use and what aperture? Do you shoot in RAW or JPG?
If you downsize your photos, you can improve the visible image quality to some extent (reduce noise).
Your camera can shoot in RAW. If you shoot in RAW in decent light, use some noise reduction in post-processing, then noise should not be a problem at all.
Without seeing some samples, we won't be able to help you much more probably. Your camera is from 2013, it should not be that bad for daylight photos.

Yeah, you shouldn't have had much noise at all ... maybe a poor sensor or something.

Anyway, like someone mentioned above, you can get a pretty good body and lens for under $600, or possibly even a kit if you go looking about. All the Nikon amateur kits are right in that range, and the semi-pro bodies I think all just went down in price. I'd imagine you could pick up a decent semi-pro body for 200-300 and then spend 200-300 on a couple lenses and be on the right path.


 

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