which is better the Nikon coolpix L310 or the Fuji finepix s4530?

i want to get into photography and found the two cameras i'd like but i dont know which is better

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  • 8 years ago
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    Sometimes we are undecided between a couple of camera models.

    The best thing for figuring out the differences and picking the winner is to go to the manufacturer's website and compare the specs. If they are made by the SAME company, you may even find a comparison tool right there on their website.

    Carefully read the specs and make note of the differences.

    Make sure to get a camera with manual modes (manual, aperture priority and shutter priority), so you have the choice to be as creative as you want to be. Don't worry..... the old AUTO function will still be there, too, just in case you can't cope without it.

    Nearly always the newer and/or more expensive model actually IS the better one, too, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you really NEED the dearest one. This is the part that is hardest for us to answer, since YOU know much better what your needs are than we do.

    If you're still undecided, google for a few reviews and check out sites such as www.dpreview.com or http://snapsort.com/compare .

    Doing this work yourself instead of waiting for an answer to be presented has a big advantage for you. It forces you to do some thinking, research and learning. In the process, you become an educated shopper who is much more likely to enjoy his/her purchases instead of regretting the wrong choices a short while later.

    Enjoy the journey - that researching part can actually be fun!

    Although it really is way better if YOU learn about this, let me give you a hint:

    The Nikon Coolpix L range are Nikon's most basic cameras (some of them even look like bridge cameras).

    Cameras such as the L120 and the L810 and L310 have a good zoom (although the down side of those super zooms is reduced picture quality and a LOT of camera shake). They LOOK like a real camera, but they are ridiculously basic. They have no view finder, no hot shoe (so you can never attach a decent flash) and NO manual modes (only the auto scene modes) !!!!

    Without manual controls you are very VERY limited in what you can do, and very limited in how much you can learn from and grow with the camera. Without an external flash, you'll never get decent flash photo that don't have that "deer in the headlight" type look.

    If you're happy to forever stay on Auto, take simple little snapshots and let the camera decide what to do, then you'll probably be happy enough with it, especially if you intend to only take photos in excellent light conditions - they'll turn out quite well then.

    If you want to learn, improve and get creative, then this is not the right tool for you. You need something with more options and more controls.

    Look for a camera with manual modes (manual, aperture priority and shutter priority), a hot shoe and a viewfinder. Megapixels are NOT important. Stick with Canon, Nikon (check out the Coolpix P range), or perhaps Fujifilm or Panasonic. Bridge cameras will tend to give you better choices and have slightly larger sensors (which is the most important thing).

  • Nicole
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Nikon Coolpix S550

  • 8 years ago

    If you're gonna get serious, I suggest a D7000, it will be a good camera, and will last a long time, as it has all the new bells and whistles. Great for all kinds of photography.

    Source(s): Experience
  • 8 years ago

    If you actually want to get into photography get a beginner DSLR. I suggest a D3100.

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