New member with technical question

mr.cullen's picture

Hello all. My name is Cullen. I have been looking at this website for a couple of months and I have finally officially joined. I would like to show my recent finished scarves before I give them to relatives for Christmas. I am about to buy a camera so I can photograph my work. Any suggestions? What type of camera do other people use? Thanks so much for the help! Happy knitting and purling to all.

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Welcome Mr.cullen

Welcome Mr.cullen

teejtc's picture

It depends on what your

It depends on what your taking your pictures for. I'd go digital either way (film is cool but it takes a fair amount of time and energy to take advantage of film's benefits) and if you're going to want to print them, you'll probably want something with at least 5 megapixels...

On the other hand, if you're simply going to use it for posting your pictures on the web you can go for a cheapo one (I saw one for $20 at Target the other day) with 640 resolution. The pictures aren't that good for printing but they're great for posting things on the web.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

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Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Welcome to MWK.

I have an Easyshare Kodak as well DX7630 got it from Ebay. Is a bit old but works fantastic and it takes good Videos as well.

BuduR's picture

HI! and welcome :) I use

HI! and welcome :) I use a digital camera the Kodak Easyshare Z740. When I decided I wanted one I went to my roomie who is a photographer, He went out, checked out a bunch and came back with this one. I love it.

purlyman's picture

Hi Mr. Cullen, Welcome to

Hi Mr. Cullen, Welcome to MWK!! I'm not suggesting this camera and it might not even be available to buy anymore. But since you asked, I use a Sony DSC-P30. It's not mine, it's one that Matt has had for a while and I use it now. But I think it does a pretty good job! I'm happy with it. Again, I've never bought a digital camera and I've never looked into it to compare what's out there.