Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:29
Guernsey Donkey - Re your request for buying a new camera. Without a few relevant facts, you are possibly about to make a very expensive mistake.....the worst case scenario being , having a expensive camera with lots of gizmos set permanently on auto. Photography is an art and merely buying a high performing camera will by no means guarantee stunning pictures.
Cameras basically fall into three categories: 'point & shoot compact', 'bridge' and 'DSLR' (Digital Single Lens Reflex)
Compact 'point & shoot' cameras under £100 tend to be simple, no-frills models, that are perfectly capable of taking very good pictures without any extra bells & whistles.
Bridge cameras combine the flexibility of a wide focal range with a small format body. Many offer manual control over exposure (such as with an aperture or shutter priority option), and some allow you to manually focus too, meaning the photographer can take many decisions into their own hands.
DSLR cameras are what many people think of when it comes to advanced photography. They have interchangeable lenses which enable everything from long distance zoom, macro (close-up) portraiture etc.
My advice would be to consider a superzoom bridge camera and join a camera club.