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Equipment Canon A720 IS

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Jake123456, 20 Mar 2019.

  1. Jake123456

    Jake123456 Surprise!

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    I've just been gifted this camera from work as someone from the Marketing Department wanted to get rid..

    I am a complete novice to this so can someone explain to me if I've got something worthy of spending some time on? :dremel::dremel:
     
  2. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    In all honesty I would expect most mobile phone cameras to outperform that nowadays... It was a relatively cheap camera released more than a decade ago
     
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  3. Jake123456

    Jake123456 Surprise!

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    Ah cool, I didn't expect much to be honest! Thank you :thumb:
     
  4. veato

    veato I should be working

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  5. Jake123456

    Jake123456 Surprise!

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    That's interesting! I might give that a go tonight you know!
     
  6. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Let me know how you get on if you do. I always fancied it but never had a sufficiently old enough camera at hand to butcher.
     
  7. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    Although it may be low res, zoomed in it will b better than a cameraphone which will produce dreadful images with digital zoom enabled.
    @veato, the IR mods look fun; maybe a charity shop camera or cheapo on gumtree could be the answer for me if I'm feeling adventurous.
    I won't try my old NEX 5 first...
     
  8. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I have an A710IS in a drawer. I have some nice shots I took with it back in the day that I feel anything but maybe fairly recent fairly high end phone cameras would struggle to match. That said maybe my memories are rose tinted. I might try a side by side or two just out of interest.
     
  9. Jake123456

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    Didn't get a chance last night to open it up, I promise I'll try tonight! :D
     
  10. TodMod

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    Hi guys What do you think of a Canon EOS EM10 as the first camera
     
  11. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    @Jake123456 - while the image sensor if nothing to shout about, by current standards, it'd be OK as a point-'n-shoot unit.
    @TodMod - if you mean one of these, then I'd say that's a more than capable foot-in to the world of interchangeable lenses, esp. if you've never used a camera with them before.

    OK, I've been out of photographic retail for the lion's share of 20 years, but the main principles are still largely unchanged.
     

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