I’m looking for a sub-$200 camera to take close up shots of stationary objects that are 6-18” away. Could you help me figure out what camera to buy?
Last week, I asked this
question about improving photography on my blog. By making sure to take natural-light photographs and color-correcting them, my photographs have improved significantly. When I’m lucky, I get a really good, color-accurate shot. When I’m unlucky, I take a lot of shots in different locations and end up with something only so-so. However, I think I could more consistently get better photos with a real camera.
My priority is getting crisp, clear, color-accurate shots. Everything I shoot for my blog (photos of makeup - both the packaging and swatches) is stationary and 6-18” inches away. I would like to be able to take daily-life shots with the camera too, like when I go on vacation, but that’s not a priority. It would be nice if there was a timer or remote so I could set up a tripod and take pictures of my face.
Please help me figure out what type of camera and specific model of camera I should be looking at. I would love to buy a DSLR, but that’s above my price range right now.
If you think I should wait until I can buy a DSLR, please chime in. Really, any photography advice is appreciated.