Peonies forum: Which portable camera is good for peony photography?

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littlebin
Mar 5, 2016 6:42 PM CST
Peony season is soon, which simple camera is good for peony photography?

I often have difficulties to take photography of peonies realistically with my Canon PowerShot. Firstly, I can not capture the color of peony: the color in photography is different from the real color; secondly, the contrast between the yellow stamen and red petals are bad and not realistic.

Any one can recommend good and simple cameras? I don't know how to use DSLR yet :(.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Mar 7, 2016 1:20 PM CST
If your camera has a "macro" mode, you should use it to photograph close up of peonies. With regards to color, the more expensive the point and shoot camera, the better the lens and processor are and therefore better representation of color and clarity. You cannot compare a picture taken with a $100 camera to a $400 point and shoot camera.
Name: Yan H
Westminster, MD (Zone 6b)
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huang049
Mar 8, 2016 7:18 PM CST
I just used my phone for flower pictures. It's a pain with DSLR camera to upload pictures (mine did not had wifi built in, and files are too big takes too long to upload), or iPad works good too.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Mar 9, 2016 7:58 AM CST
There are several mirrorless cameras (like DSLR cameras only smaller) that are available.

These cameras can be operated in fully automatic mode, but allow manual control if desired.

Two highly rated cameras that come to mind are the Olympus M10 and Sony A6000.

Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Mar 9, 2016 10:26 AM CST

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Canon Rebel has always been good to my family.
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Mar 10, 2016 7:28 AM CST
here's a canon rebel on sale at woot...

It's a smaller DSLR. Very popular camera.

http://electronics.woot.com/offers/canon-rebel-t5-dslr-camer...
Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Mar 10, 2016 7:31 AM CST
Have you seen the little macro lens that can be attached to an ipad or cell phone? I picked one up and plan to try it this spring.
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magnolialover
Mar 10, 2016 7:58 AM CST

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That's a great deal you found, Frank!
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Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Mar 10, 2016 8:18 AM CST
This is a major supplier of photo/video gear. I purchased a P&S Fuji camera from them 8 years ago. They have anything one could want except for the very cheap devices.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Digital-Cameras/ci/9811/N/...
Name: Yan H
Westminster, MD (Zone 6b)
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huang049
Mar 10, 2016 6:36 PM CST
LizinElizabeth said:Have you seen the little macro lens that can be attached to an ipad or cell phone? I picked one up and plan to try it this spring.


For under $10, I think it's worth to try. Most of them come with Marco/fisheye/wide angle, so it a lot of fun to use it, only down fall is hard to focus.
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Mar 11, 2016 6:47 PM CST

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I have several Nikons and my least expensive one of them takes the best pictures, go figure. :)
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Mar 11, 2016 7:19 PM CST
I think many people, like me, do not take advantage of all the setting capabilities of their cameras. I just use the default auto setting and go with it. Using the macro setting is useful for the necessary close up shots.

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