ISO pocket-friendly camera
March 15, 2014 3:29 PM Subscribe
In search of a decent, relatively small camera to use for research and traveling, preferably under 500 bucks. I don't really want a DSLR, because I used to travel with an SLR and a massive lens and I don't want to deal with it now (nor do I really need it.) Is this
enough camera? Would this be too much camera
? Or this
posted by jetlagaddict to Technology (12 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I currently have a little Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100, which has been surprisingly good for the size and will be coming along as a backup, and a several years-old Canon Powershot SX200IS which has also been pretty solid in the past. Looking for something a little more advanced and grownup than both of these.
Macro: must be able to shoot details/objects well in low light museum conditions, and quickly.
Preferably: would be able to charge batteries outside of the camera and have the ability to purchase spares. Fairly sturdy. Decent zoom a plus. Ability to take standard, pretty landscape photos also a plus.
Not essential: Continuous shooting.
Absolutely don't care about: anything involving wireless options, Wi-Fi, connectivity to Facebook, and video beyond the very occasional use.
I went through the related questions, but they either seemed aimed a higher price point than what I want or older than a year, but if there's good advice that I missed, please let me know! Thanks!