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 Post subject: Nikon P100
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:34 pm 
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I am returning to SA in the near future and wish to purchase a new camera.
On my previous visit to Mkuze I had a point and shoot and a borrowed SLR. By the time I could get the SLR ready to use the subject had left. My wife however got shots with the Point and Shoot Sony.

My question is what the opinion would be with regards to a Nikon P100 , Canon SX20 or similar.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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As soon as you figure the DSLR out you will enjoy it allot.I also battled in the beginning but now would not go any other way.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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I think for my use a point and shoot camera would be adequate. The pns camera might be the best for me for this one time use other than for pictures of my grandchildren. I'm afraid that the DSRL would be too complicated and bulky for my overall use.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Hi rmarvin,

A couple of weeks agoI went through the whole route with my father-in-law for what camera to buy as he also did not want to go the DSLR way. In the end after MUCH research, I advised him to get the Nikon P100, so in my books the P100 is :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

I can give you tons of reasons why as I really did a lot of comparing, I'd advise you do some comparing yourself, but in short, the P100 really is awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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The only down side I have heard by reviwers is the picture quality. I think they may be refering to large prints. 16x20 rather than 4x6.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Point and shoots, in my opinion, are not designed really for large prints, although these days they perform quite well in the IQ department. If you want to do large prints, you'd have to get a camera with bigger sensors which means DSLR's...

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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I only would use 4x6 prints for an album. I thought that maybe the adverse comments were made by someone who did want large prints.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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IQ Department ?

What does this mean?


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Image Quality :D

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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I recently bought the Nikon P90 and it is a great pns camera.
If you're going to use the P100 as a pns then you'll be very happy. If you want to use it for more than pns then you could have a few issues.

It's taken me about 500 photo's to get to know/understand the P90's settings, and I'm still not always 100% sure. So be prepared to :rtm: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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What size SDHC card would be appropriate? Would it be better to have one for stills and one for movies?


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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That depends on how many photos and videos you're going to take. If i set the P90 picture quality to fine, then each JPEG is about 5 - 6 mb. So for an 8Gig SDHC card you could fit around 1300 photos on fine quality. The lower the quality the more photos... It costs in the region of R350 to R450 for an 8Gig card and about R700 - R800 for a 16 Gig card in South Africa.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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My small Sony PNS indicates the # of pics remaining on the card. Does the P90 do the same? This is my second trip to SA and I would take the middle road for quality I think. What accessories did you buy? :huh:


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Bought one, waiting for shipping. Will post results after I have time to experiment with it. Thanks for all the imput. :cam: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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:thumbs_up: I'm glad, we'll wait for the pics!

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