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Subject:   Camera suitable for closeups?
Date:   2003-01-18 10:35:14
From:   dicklacara
Excellent Article.

It caught my eye because I am looking to purchase my first digicam for a one-time specialized need. But, I also
want it for future general pictures of the grandkids, etc.

My immediate need is to take close-up pictures of Jewelry and House-Hold items for a Home Inventory database.

I haved jerry-rigged a scanner to get images of the jewelry, but the results are unsatisfactory, even after a lot of fiddling around.

Can the S200 be used for the closeups as well as more general-purpose use?

Do I need an external flash?

If not the S200, what do you recommend?


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  • Derrick Story photo Camera suitable for closeups?
    2003-01-20 07:50:09  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    If one of your primary goals is to shoot close up shots, you have to look at Nikon's digicams -- they excell at macro photography. You can get by nicely with the CoolPix 3500 if you're on a budget, but you have to use "hot lights" since it doesn't have a hot shoe for external flash. If you have a few more $$$ look at the other Nikon offerings -- they're terrific for this type of work.

    Another favorite camera of mine right now in the mid price range is the Olympus C-5050. It accommodates 3 different types of media, has a hot shoe, tilt LCD monitor, 5 megapixels, and accepts auxiliary lenses -- all in a tiny package for about $700. Very nice.