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By wahlski ·
can anyone recomend a digital camera for close up photos of jewellry?

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by pierrejamme In reply to camera

I myself have a 4mega pixel Canon G@, but without extra equipment the closeups required wouldn't be any good.
I just read a review gave excellent rating to the Olympus C8080 Wide Zoom, 8 megapixel (~$900) at:
If you really need good photos, check out the Canon EOS 1D Mark II digital at:

Then click on the product tour for an very interesting Flash Demo. I was afraid to find out how much.

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by TheChas In reply to camera

Any decent digital camera with a Macro mode should do the job.

Features to look for for doing close up photography:

Remote trigger, or self timer mode.

Tripod socket.

Ability to disable the on camera flash.

Manual exposure modes could be useful.

As far as the pixel resolution, it depends on what you will be doing with the pictures.

For e-bay postings, 1 MegaPixel will do the job.

For serious images, or enlargements, you need to determine just how large you need to enlarge the image.

For presentation grade images, I agree with getting a digital SLR that uses interchangeable 35mm lenses.
Then you can use a high quality macro lens or bellows setup to take extreme close-ups.


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by Choppit In reply to camera

Have you considered using a flatbed scanner?

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