Looking for a good Super Macro Camera

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
Hello

I was just wondering if anybody knew any decent super macro cameras that are under £200?

Thank you
What do you mean by "super macro" ?

Jim
 

Chubster

Novice Member
Is it not more of a case of lens rather than camera ?
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
hey thanks

the Panasonic TZ10 looks nice in terms of quality... but whats the HDMI output for? (sorry if this sounds stupid as i only know a little bit abit digital cameras)

Thank you
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
hey thanks

the Panasonic TZ10 looks nice in terms of quality... but whats the HDMI output for? (sorry if this sounds stupid as i only know a little bit abit digital cameras)

Thank you
Well for a start as the TZ10 also shoots HD movies you can use it to play them back on your HD telly ;)

Jim
 
ah I see, I got my Kodak digital camera in 2004 lol, So its abit out of date and its only 3.1 mega pixels.

So does the TZ10 come with the usual stuff... USB cable to transfer images to your Computer? A Carry case?

Also about the HDMI and HD videos... is that HDMI cable just for watching videos on your computer while streaming from the camera? or can you transfer the actual HD video onto your computer to watch in HD?
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
ah I see, I got my Kodak digital camera in 2004 lol, So its abit out of date and its only 3.1 mega pixels.

So does the TZ10 come with the usual stuff... USB cable to transfer images to your Computer? A Carry case?

Also about the HDMI and HD videos... is that HDMI cable just for watching videos on your computer while streaming from the camera? or can you transfer the actual HD video onto your computer to watch in HD?
NO case but you get usb cable and HDMI/video out cable- though I just copy from the memory card via my PC card reader (£1 from Poundland:smashin:) - no memory card and yes you can transer the Movie files to your computer via the cable or just copy from the memory card - also get a battery and charger.

Jim
 

shotokan101

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sounds interesting. wheres the best place to get 1 from do you know?

EDIT:

I found this too:
Panasonic TZ10 case | eBay UK
I always check here first :-

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 from £179.00, UK Specialist Price Comparison Site, Camera Price Buster

Think there's may be one for sale S/H on the AVF classifieds at the moment as well... ?

...BTW I got a Neoprene zipup case from Poundland for £1 that gives just enough protection when in my jacket pocket and doesn't make it too bulky - no aditional storage for cards or batteries of course but still keeps it pocketable.


JIm
 

tcr4x4

Novice Member
That it can take really good photos of something up close. so it wont be really blury
Blurryness comes from more than just "super macro" function. If the shutter speed is too slow, it'll be blury no matter how far or close you are.

A lot of bridge cameras now can do 0cm focusing, which means the lens is actually touching the subject. My old Canon SX did this, which was pretty cool.
Cant beat a DSLR with proper macro lens though!
 

Johnmcl7

Distinguished Member
does the TZ10 come with the hdmi cable do you guys know?
Unfortunately not, it comes with a basic composite video cable (standard definition, low quality) not not the hdmi cable. The accessories bundled with cameras tend to be the bare minimum to encourage you to fork out more money for accessories.

John
 

Johnmcl7

Distinguished Member
It's mini hdmi, I don't know of any cameras using full size hdmi as even the big SLRs use the smaller mini-hdmi connector.

John
 
Will I actually need the mini hdmi cable? If ive got the USB cable I can just use that to transfer photos and videos to my Computer cant I?

Also I read somewhere it will need a class 6 card. I have no idea what one of them is lol, please can somebody shed some light on this?

Thanks
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
The "Class" is just an iidicator of the minimum write speed of the card - bigger numbers are faster - Class 4 is usually fine for HD Video on these cameras but Class 6 is recommended - just pop mover to somewhere like 7dayshop.com - Online shopping made easy ! or play.com and do a search for sdhc memory cards and pick one 8gig or 16gig - 7dayshop usually have good prices on Transcend brand which are fine.

Jim
 

senu

Distinguished Member
Or can I just transfer data from the card to my computer (images and videos) using the USB cable?

Thank you
HDMI is for data streaming for viewing. USB is for data transfer
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
Reviews - Electronics at Play.com (UK)

does that look any good? would prefer 16gig just so I got get more on.

Also do i actually need the mini hdmi cable? Or can I just transfer data from the card to my computer (images and videos) using the USB cable?

Thank you
That card should be fine but a lot more expensive than this :-

7dayshop.com - Online Store

And yes you can transfer the files to your PC direct from the card and the HDMI cable cannot be used to transfer the files anyway - card in pc reader or via usb cable from camera :)

Jim
 

Astaroth

Well-known Member
The HDMI is only for plugging the camera directly into the likes of a HD TV so you can watch the video directly on the TV without having to have transferred it to a PC first.

To transfer to a PC you use the USB as discussed
 
Okay thanks guys for the info.

If i don't get a data card, how many pictures/videos can be taken and stored on the internal memory? I properly will get a card though

Also for the price £180-£200 depending where you look, is it worth the money?

thanks
 

Johnmcl7

Distinguished Member
The internal memory is pretty much useless at just 15MB so you're looking at a handful of low resolution pictures - you need an SD card!

John
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
The internal memory is pretty much useless at just 15MB so you're looking at a handful of low resolution pictures - you need an SD card!

John
...and don't they get "lost" if you power off the camera ?

JIm
 

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