I’m looking at getting a new camera for plein air shots to take home . I want to keep it in my plein air backpack. I have a small digital camera, but they don’t make chips for it anymore. I also have a Polaroid spectra camera, but film is hard to get for it. I think I like regular film cameras than digital. I like having the picture with me back at the studio, not on a computer. I’m looking to be at $200.00 or less. What do you all use. Thank you.
If you have a phone you can print out from that and you won’t have anything extra to carry around or spend money on.
Thank you. I’ll check into that.
You can find used Canon Power Shot cameras for under $50 these days…think they have around 5 - 8 mega pixels which gives you pretty good sharpness. I’ve had a few of these and they are very good all round cameras.
I would use your phone. The new ones take as good or better photos as any point and shoot
Thanks your right. I’ll give that a try.
I use my iphone camera, then transfer to computer or ipad to get a larger view. My opinion is that the plein air painting you do has far more information than any photo you could take. I frequently redo the painting back in studio using my plein air version as a reference and any photos if I need more detail. I guess since I do more studio work in the winter, I do rely on photos more. But I’m not looking to duplicate the photo, so having high quality photos are not necessary for me.
I agree , I’m using my studio more now for winter. Thank you.