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Old 11-07-2019, 06:03 AM
 
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I use the Canon Power Shot SD1100 IS. That's an older model; don't know what the model is that replaced it. As noted above, unless you are making photography a primary objective of your trip, something like that will probably more htan serve your needs.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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It depends on what you want. 8x10 prints from my iphone 7 are excellent. As I see it, the main advantage of a SLR is optical zoom, up to 30x or large format prints. Yes a SLR takes better shots, but you have to lug it and lenses around. For 99% of people and situations a flagship phone works well. Very well.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I use the Canon Power Shot SD1100 IS. That's an older model; don't know what the model is that replaced it. As noted above, unless you are making photography a primary objective of your trip, something like that will probably more htan serve your needs.
I had the SD 1100. Good camera, but doing a side by side comparison it was clear my iPhone took better pictures.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I like to travel light, so it would seem logical to get something compact....what minimum photo gear would you recommend for a novice photographer? Type of camera?
iPhone 11 Pro
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Leica Q - https://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-styl...l-camera.html/ and https://craigmod.com/essays/leica_q/

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII gets OK reviews and costs less than the Leica.

This photo from Porto was taken with an iPhone 7 in 2017. Note: the TV antennas in the background are about 1km away.


This photo from Treviso was taken with an iPhone X in 2019.

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Old 11-07-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and recommendations. Right now the game plan is to upgrade my old phone and look for some black friday deals etc., with the holidays right around the corner, for an actual camera. I'm retired with plenty of time, I should be taking more photos! I'm always looking for new hobbies.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and recommendations. Right now the game plan is to upgrade my old phone and look for some black friday deals etc., with the holidays right around the corner, for an actual camera. I'm retired with plenty of time, I should be taking more photos! I'm always looking for new hobbies.
If you're a Costco or Sam's Club member take a look there as well. They often have good bundles.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Take the same pic on both devices and let us compare. That's the only true test.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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I do mostly landscape and I have a DSLR and an older model iPhone and I actually think the iPhone takes better photos. Sure the traditional camera takes good photos but what I like most about the iPhone is how easy it is to edit photos, not to mention share/transfer them from place to place. I guess if you're a serious photographer with all the knowledge, equipment and editing software the DSLR will turnout better quality pictures. But it you're an armature like myself I think the iPhone is the best way to go. I actually plan on getting an iPhone 11 Pro in the next few weeks, very excited to see how the pictures come out.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I do mostly landscape and I have a DSLR and an older model iPhone and I actually think the iPhone takes better photos. Sure the traditional camera takes good photos but what I like most about the iPhone is how easy it is to edit photos, not to mention share/transfer them from place to place. I guess if you're a serious photographer with all the knowledge, equipment and editing software the DSLR will turnout better quality pictures. But it you're an armature like myself I think the iPhone is the best way to go. I actually plan on getting an iPhone 11 Pro in the next few weeks, very excited to see how the pictures come out.
As it is written; the best camera you can have is the one with you. Try putting a DSLR in your pocket. I might get a “real” camera some day, but my iPhone takes such high quality pics I don’t feel the need. I have an 8x10 print from my old 5s that looks better than what my old Canon g9 produced. That was $500 camera (since sold)
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Kent, WA
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I use my phone (iPhone 11) for everyday photos that I toss on FB.

I use my Panasonic GH5 for things like weddings, vacations and outdoor photo adventures. I have an utterly astonishing Panasonic Leica Noctricron 42.5mm f/1.2 portrait lens as well as a 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens. The GH5 is also one of the top rated cameras for 4k 60 fps (not 30 fps) video.

So yeah... the iPhone takes great photos and for most it's good enough. I'm not foolish enough to think though that it will take a better portrait than what I'll get with my Leica f/1.2 lens with my "real" camera. (... and it shouldn't take a better portrait photo than a $1500 lens) Apple will sure try to pitch the iPhone 11 Pro Max as being able to do that though... LOL

I'm just an amateur photographer that wanted more than an iPhone to document life's adventures... like last year when I set the GH5 up on the tripod from the balcony of the cruise ship I was on and filmed the sunset for 45 mins in 4K. Can't do that with an iPhone. Well, you could I suppose... but nah.
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