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Old 10-01-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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I am considering purchasing a Nikon Coolpix s3300 camera. I know it takes nice snapshots. I am concerned about the macro functions on the camera. Do the macro functions do well enough to see barrel and knife stampings?

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You need to be more specific on the model, Coolpix range from $100 to $600 in price and features vary. If you are talking about being able to read a stamped number on a barrel they should all do just fine.

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My Nikon does well with macro mode but my canon p&s is better

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I can shoot those with the macro function on my iPhone. The advantage of the real camera when shooting macro is the ability to stick it in a tripod and illuminate the shake of your hands when shooting.

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I bought my wife one of those 10 mega pixel coolpix cameras for christmas a couple of years ago. It is the biggest piece of junk, at that time i had a phone with a 5mp camera on it and it had better picture quality than that coolpix camera does.

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I bought my mom a coolpix a couple years ago. It cost around $300. I regret buying it. Not at all pleased with the pic quality and functions.

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The best for the money are those little canon cameras.

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What about this camera?

Canon PowerShot A1300 Black 16MP Digital Camera w/ 5x Optical Zoom Lens

The problem with these lil cameras is they only take pictures in jpg format. They are never going to take great pictures in jpg which is a compressed format for use on the internet. I need to find one that has tif as the main image format.

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I bought my mom a coolpix a couple years ago. It cost around $300. I regret buying it. Not at all pleased with the pic quality and functions.
Yep, thats what im talking about
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What about this camera?

Canon PowerShot A1300 Black 16MP Digital Camera w/ 5x Optical Zoom Lens

The problem with these lil cameras is they only take pictures in jpg format. They are never going to take great pictures in jpg which is a compressed format for use on the internet. I need to find one that has tif as the main image format.
Even the best DSLR's use JPG as a format. That's really not the limitation, the lens is usually the limiting factor on the camera.
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