Which one should I pick? (Planning to buy my 1st camera ever)

tjokrohw

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I plan to buy my 1st camera, I would like to use it for any events or during vacation. I also want to learn more about photography. I want to have the easy-to-use one but the pictures taken are also awesome (high quality).

These are my list:

1. Nikon Coolpix L330
2. Nikon Coolpix L620
3. Olympus SZ-16
4. Sony DSC H200
5. Nikon S9500

Which one should I buy? All the prices are quite similar
Please help me choose
Thanks!
 

GarryH_Geek

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Compact cameras from these list are all have some flaws; as you are planning to learn about photo I suggest you to look at "mirrorless" cameras instean such as Samsung NX, Nikon 1 or Olympus E-PM2 (PM1). These cameras are perfect for image qiality, can shoot in full-auto mode or in advanced mdes needed to learn the art of photo, have good lenses (with a possibility of choosing other lenses instead of a kit), and are not as bulky as the good Nikon D3200 DSLR camera mentioned before.
 

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http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-reviews/olympus/sz-16/steves-conclusion-264.html

There is no such thing as awesome photo quality with push button simple. I agree that the Nikon D3200 is a great camera. However, of the cameras you listed, I like the Olympus SZ16, and posted a link to a review. I don't personally like the Nikon L cameras as the sensors are basically point & shoot quality due to their small size which limits the quality of the images.
 

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Get the Sony HDR-CX220. It shoots full HD images/videos, smooth zoom, extensive battery life, and more. I use it for my YouTube tutorials.
 

GarryH_Geek

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Compact cameras from these list are all have some flaws; as you are planning to learn about photo I suggest you to look at "mirrorless" cameras instean such as Samsung NX, Nikon 1 or Olympus E-PM2 (PM1). These cameras are perfect for image qiality, can shoot in full-auto mode or in advanced mdes needed to learn the art of photo, have good lenses (with a possibility of choosing other lenses instead of a kit), and are not as bulky as the good Nikon D3200 DSLR camera mentioned before.
 
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