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Best Point & Shoot Camera For Jewelry

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Initial post: Dec 2, 2012 9:07:56 AM PST
Buyer723 says:
I am overwhelmed. I am looking for a decent camera under $500 fot taking pictures of jewelry indoors. I am looking for something easy to use and good for closeups. Many thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 10:02:30 AM PST
This question comes up about every three months -- a search should find the previous threads...

In this forum alone:

There is also the digital camera forum to do the same query:

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 2:03:48 PM PST
Les Schmader says:
At the current price of $249, the LX5 is about the best deal available today for a premium/enthusiast level compact P&S.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD - Black (OLD MODEL)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 5:23:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 5:25:54 PM PST
Neo Lee says:
I dig the LX5 too. It's a good camera for its price and more importantly it can focus on stuff as close as 1cm.

Other than that, I highly recommend bare LED lights to provide the sparkling lights to the jewelry. Get two of these Chromo Inc.® 160 LED CI-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras . Place one on the front left, the other on the front right of the item. If the jewelry has stones (diamonds, etc), don't put the diffuser in front of the lights, as you want the stones to sparkle more.

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 1:12:29 PM PST
Ken Elliott says:
Consider a used Canon or Nikon dSLR and a macro lens. I shoot this stuff for catalogs and you'll save a huge amount of frustration if you get the right gear.
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