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I am looking for a camera with a macro function to photograph my work.  I had a 18 or 20 megapixel Sony point and shoot that worked great for super close pics, but lost it in a fire.  Dont remember the model but it was a pocket sized camera I could zoom and focus on pallet stones with excellent definition.   It was less than $200 US.   Now I can’t find a camera that will do the job for less than $500  Any suggestions?

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Mark uses Panasonic micro four thirds  (as I do, but Olympus), and then switched to Canon full frame I think.

My personal finding is that stands and lighting are far more important than camera and lenses. For the latest and better I suggest  you browse dpreview.com

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Not a problem my friend, saves you a few quid until you really need a camera.

Ive got a Chinese microscope, Cost under £40 and you can add an sd card to it so you can take pictures and save them. There is a post about somewhere on here.

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I use a Nikon L320 that are not over priced, can record on it too. Has a Macro Function and takes nice closeups. I bought a overhead stand, which was about £30-40, as use it for taking pictures of old documents, for local/family history.

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On 8/18/2019 at 1:47 PM, jdm said:

My personal finding is that stands and lighting are far more important than camera and lenses. For the latest and better I suggest  you browse dpreview.com

I agree with this, a good lighting makes wounders.
Usually when I post here I take a quick picture with my phone and the 21Mp is quite fair and the files are small enough to upload.
But a camera, correct lighting and a macro is what it takes to do some good movement por*.
This pictures is just a part of a picture since I can't upload the complete one (Camera is a Sony A7R II 42,4 Mp so the files  becomes large) but one gets what the difference in ligting do compared to my phone ones, this is just a part of the picture, it is just over 800k large! (or small).....
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Well I was actually about to compare two cameras just to show how much improvement one can get with a good lighting but for some reason I just can't find the second camera a much cheaper SONY A37Y with macro lens too but for a fraction of the price. 
Guess I will not do that after all  :(

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