ChatterBank0 min ago
camera for close-ups
I know absolutely nothing, zilch about cameras-it's a foreign language to me so please keep it simple! I need a camera,digital or otherwise, who knows, for close-up shots and I do mean close-ups. I'm a face-painter and need to add actual photos to my menu so need accurate colours and detail to show up- a distant face is no good. I don't have hundreds to spend-will spend up to about �80. I don't want to buy something and find it's no good for this sort of shot and I've wasted my money. Please can someone advice-bearing in mind I know nothing about cameras so it has to be something that's simple to use and also quick. Many thanks.
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you don't actually want to get right up to a person's face with your camera as the resulting picture will be distorted (it will appear more or less circular) so what you need is one where you can stand back a bit and if necessary zoom in (which doesn't have the same distorting effect). I can't personally recommend any particular model, but most cameras these days will do it more or less well, though it seems to me that few cope well with dim light. For detail you will need a decent number of megapixels, probably 5 or more, but again most cameras these days offer this. You won't get the very highest quality on that budget but there should be plenty that suit your needs.