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by: skeptic-tf November 9, 2012 2:26 AM PST

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Need a new Camera

by skeptic-tf - 11/9/12 2:26 AM

Need advice on new camera. Been out of the serious photog scene for too long, and the array of equipment is mind boggling. Here is what I need.
1. Want to take pics to submit to rf stock photo sites, they require from 3-6 mega-pixel minimum. Is anything above that overkill? Is 12MP in a full frame sharper than 12mp in a smaller sensor model.
2. Do a lot of stuff outdoors. How serious is wet or cold weather on cheaper, less well sealed cameras?
3. The only camera I have now is a 4 mp Canon PS A-80. It takes great pics that look pretty nice blown up full screen on my 19 inch monitor. How much sharper are the mid range DSLR's?? I want to do close up work, what is the best set up now-a-days? I used to have a bellows and a dedicated lens with the old Nikon f2 years ago, are todays close up lenses all that is needed???
Obviously I'd love to buy the best available pro camera out there, but that is a lot of money. But I hate the Idea of spenting a thousand bucks and not being happy with what I've got. Looking a some older models, like the canon 20D, only 8 MP but semi-pro according to reviews. Woud I be sorry with "only" 8 MP???? Any advice will be welcomed.
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