Good advice Chuck.
The most important thing for taking pictures of art will be the Lens
quality. Look for a great lens that does not have a lot of acromatic
spread around the edges and has minimal distortions. A tripod will
solve almost all the other problems.
Look at closeup capabilities.
There may be a single lens camera that will do well for you,
otherwise a Digital SLR with changable lenses and the higher prices
that go with it will work. Choose a loose price range first and then
Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Fugi, Sony all produce some good cameras.
If you are looking for an ultra compact camera with good quality, I
could recommend this one:
But if you need something with an external flash sync port, you will
need to look elsewhere.
>Hi Ann -
>There are a ton of very good camera's out there. And they come in
>all shapes and sizes. And prices. How much do you want to spend? And
>do you have a tripod - if you plan on taking pictures of your work
>it would be a good idea to get one to because you get the best
>results when the camera is locked down and let indirect natural
>light (if you have a good source and are limited without a flash
>unit) expose your image.
>And what else do you think you might use the camera for? Family
>pictures, personal photography? These are a couple of questions to
>ask before buying one.
>This site is one of the best to compare cameras, prices and
>features. It's called digital photography review. Try using this to
>get an idea about what's out there and see what appealing to you.
>Hope this helps. Lots of really good camera's out there and most
>will probably do what you need. Just keep in mind the resolution
>(megapixel - the higher the number the higher the resolution).
>I wouldn't go under a 6 mega pixel size these days. And don't forget
>the tripod. A good solid tripod will last you a life time and it
>will be worth it's weight in gold for what you are trying to do.
>Take care -
>On Sep 21, 2006, at 9:32 AM, ann dubois wrote:
>>Dear very helpful members I'm looking to buy a digital camera that
>>I will be using with my new HP for the purpose of making photos of
>>my work, some of it wall size(large) and needing to include
>>closeups for details to put on CDs and send out to clients.Any
>>suggestions as to what digital camera would serve me best?
>>Thanks in advance.
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