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    Default Advice needed - which camera?

    Hi All,

    Firstly, can I confirm that I'm not the most clued up on digital cameras! I know the difference between a compact, bridge and DSLR...but that's about it!

    I am looking to purchase a new camera for University work (computing). I have a budget of approx. 250...it can be higher for the right camera. I need a digital compact camera...not a larger bridge or DSLR camera.

    I will be using the camera for two main purposes:
    1. Close up pictures of products.
    2. Record short HD video clips (approx. 10-15mins in length).

    I would also prefer the camera to use an SD card...as I'm considering purchasing a eye-fi wireless SD card...again, if anybody has any advise on these or other wireless SD cards, that would be great.

    Many thanks,
    Richard

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    Hi and welcome.

    My favourite compact at the mo is the http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equ...9v-review.html

    It was Amateur Photographer compact of the year 2012 and has been reduced in price - do a google for best deal.

    http://www.photographyblog.com/revie...c_hx9v_review/

    As for Wifi cards. Far too expensive. Use a usb card reader. Safer and more reliable.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Chris Cool; 03-04-12 at 06:42 PM.

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    Hi Chris,

    Many thanks for your reply. The HX9v looks great! I forgot to mention that I will be working on images on a 3D monitor, so the added 3D capabilities of the HX9v is brilliant.

    I have another question, however. I read on another forum that there are two new models coming out in May - HX20v and HX30v with built in wifi. As I mentioned, I'm considering purchasing the eye-fi wifi cards...do you or anyone else know if the HX30v will allow me to upload the photos and videos directly into a folder on the desktop or into an FTP server...like the eye-fi cards do? I contacted Sony support (which weren't very helpful!) and they said to just check forums and look on their website.

    If so, would the HX30v be the better option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by student View Post
    If so, would the HX30v be the better option?
    Sounds good to me but I would wait for a full review to make sure it all works OK.

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