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Old 12-08-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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Best low cost camera?

I want to get a camera to take decent pictures of my aquariums, but I'm looking for something that won't break the bank. Any suggestions?
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Nikon d3100 or canon rebel t3. The investment into a dslr is completely
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Nikon d3100 or canon rebel t3. The investment into a dslr is completely worth it.
Cool. Thanks. Are there any decent ones that have a smaller price tag? I know cameras are expensive. Lol.
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Do these cameras capture colors nicely? Camera phones and my low end point and shoot don't really jive well with the actinic lighting...
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Do these cameras capture colors nicely? Camera phones and my low end point and shoot don't really jive well with the actinic lighting...
Once you set a custom white balance it will show good colors. Even with actinics .
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Adjusting white balance has been my issue with cheaper p&s cameras.
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Something else to ponder- if you are speaking of macro shots, like close ups of your corals and stuff, you may want to consider a submersible camera. I use a Canon powershot D10...and they've just upgraded it-
Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot D20 12.1 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens a 3.0-Inch LCD and GPS Tracking (Blue): Camera & Photo
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Something else to ponder- if you are speaking of macro shots, like close ups of your corals and stuff, you may want to consider a submersible camera. I use a Canon powershot D10...and they've just upgraded it- Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot D20 12.1 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens a 3.0-Inch LCD and GPS Tracking (Blue): Camera & Photo
That's interesting! I like it!!

I wonder how well it photographs under actinic lighting. That's one of my main problems taking them with my phone.
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You need but to adjust the white balance.
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You need but to adjust the white balance.
Cool! How would I do that on an iPhone 5?
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