Would this be a good starter?

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Would this be a good starter?
In reply to Preston205, Mar 2, 2014

Preston205 wrote:

Although I would prefer to stick with mirrorless cameras due to the compactness as well as the design factor of the J1 as well as many of the other Mirrorless cameras.

We have a couple of compact Nikon cameras in the family and they produce good results when conditions are good. A friend has a fairly up-market Nikon compact (manual controls etc.) and I'm usually happy with the results when I prepare slide shows for her.

Just as a matter of interest, I used my wife's Nikon compact for a quick test. First a wide shot (4.5mm, equiv. 25mm) and then at maximum zoom (45mm with 4x digital zoom, equiv. 950mm).

The TV tower is 4km away. Digital zoom is not recommended, but it does demonstrate how well image stabilisation works; hand held, about 5 out of 10 were OK.

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