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Hi - can anyone recommend a (cheapish) camera that would be good for taking pictures of miniatures? Im using a 3MP one on a phone at the moment and its a bit hit and miss
I would suggest finding a decent Point and Shoot camera. Look for something that's in your price range and that has a macro setting. (Most P&S do have it these days) It pays to have a good P&S because you can use it for other uses as well. Personally, I have a DSLR for my miniature shooting, but I have it got it for travel/landscape photography. (it just so happens its also the best choice for miniatures with interchangeable lenses for the macro work.) You can find a decent guide to miniature photography here.
Well, seeing as you've said cheap it kind of rules out a DSLR!
But as MC Bone Giant said, a decent compact digital camera with a macro mode should put you in good stead. Other things to look for that may be useful for your miniature photography would be, in no particular order;
Ability to manually set the white balance of the camera
Ability to manually adjust aperture and/or shutter speeds
Some form of tripod mount
They're not essential considerations, but they might come in handy if you can find a camera with those capabilities.
The guide linked above seems a pretty decent read - I'm not sure you need to go to quite the extent they've done, but the basic principles remain the same regardless. Light and stability will be important!