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Camera advise

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by willis3, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    The PowerShot S95 and S100 both have 3" LCD screens. Many of the cheaper P&S models for many brands don't. The lens quality, sensitivity (ability to shoot pix in low light and fast speed in normal light) are key factors to consider in any Point and Shoot.
     
  2. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    I have the second generation Canon Rebel and I still love it. I have added to my lens collection a couple of times, but still a great camera.

    We were in Alaska and took one of the whale watching tours. All these people with the P&S cameras missed every breech. The would see it, press and wait. Not me. As soon as it happened I took multiple shots and got some really nice pics. The speed for sports is very important.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I can believe it...that's the kind of event when I have my HD video ready as a preference...although shooting at 1/1000th or 1/2000th - the camera does very well for action.

    There are some things the DSLR simply is better for no doubt.
     
  4. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    I do now as well. It has become the go-to camera. And ours takes pretty good stills as well.
     
  5. Red Orc

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    This site has a lot of camera and lens news and also some tests
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/
     
  6. Red Orc

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    You should really pick up any camera that catches your eye and any camera tha you've been reading about.
    I spent a long time lusting after the Canon EOS 7D but that all changed after I picked the thing up. And I thought my Sony Alpha 700 was heavy!

    Actually play with the cameras for a few minutes and make sure you look through the viewfinder. Look at all of the controls and make sure the camera isn't too simple or too complicated.
     
  7. olguy

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    I have an Olympus SZ11. It has 25 - 500 mm optical zoom, 14MP and a 3" screen. I've been very pleased with it.
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Absolutely!

    If you want heavy, try the 5D with the 70-300 ƒ2.8 IS lens! I use a monopod if shooting more than a dozen frames....
     
  9. Groundhog45

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    I also have a Canon S95 and am very happy with it. Probably go with Canon or Nikon if I go for a DSLR.
     

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