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    Default I'm looking for a camera that can take good night shots....

    Hello!

    I LOVE sitting out side at night and look at the stars, and moon....Living in the middle of no where, the stars are everywhere!

    I really want to take some pictures of it. Plus, I want to capture the storm clouds during the day, and the sunsets.

    Any one have suggestions for a good camera for this?

    Preferably one that isn't outrageously priced? (If that's possible)

    I have always taken pictures with my phone. So they pretty much all suck.


    Any advice would be much appreciated!!

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    your best bet is an slr (single lens reflex)
    or at the very least a so-called 'bridge' compact with a lot of manual settings.

    and if you want your night pictures to look good, you have to learn to take long exposure shots manually, not using the 'night shot' preset function on cameras, those will always suck and have a lot of noise (graininess).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    your best bet is an slr (single lens reflex)
    or at the very least a so-called 'bridge' compact with a lot of manual settings.
    i vote slr.
    if i were you, i'd take a look at the nikon D3000. or the nikon D3100, if you can afford to spend more.

    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    and if you want your night pictures to look good, you have to learn to take long exposure shots manually, not using the 'night shot' preset function on cameras, those will always suck and have a lot of noise (graininess).
    yes. she'll need a tripod as well.

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