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Digital Camera Recommendation...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BritishBluesBoy, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. BritishBluesBoy

    BritishBluesBoy Former Member

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    Hey guys,
    I just bought a new point and shoot digital camera that I thought some of you might like to hear about. As many of you know I am a professional photographer and use very expensive high end digital cameras for work, but for a little fun I thought I'd try out the new Canon G10. I have to say I am REALLY impressed with this little camera. The quality of the images this thing produces is just gorgeous. Anyone thinking about getting a new digital camera that is really not far off DSLR quality but in a much smaller package I reckon you'd have trouble finding anything better...

    * 14.7 Megapixel CCD sensor
    * 5x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom lens with optical Image Stabilizer
    * RAW image recording plus support for Canon Digital Photo Professional
    * DIGIC 4 for clear, sharp images, high-speed AF (including Servo AF) and fast response times
    * Targets all the main causes of blur with High ISO Auto, optical
    Image Stabilizer, Motion Detection Technology and Auto ISO shift
    * Great people shots with improved Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB plus
    Face Select & Track and FaceSelf-Timer
    * 3.0” PureColor LCD II (461k dots resolution) with wide viewing angle and optical viewfinder
    * i-Contrast boosts brightness and retains detail in dark areas
    * Dedicated Exposure Compensation and ISO dials
    * 26 shooting modes with manual control and custom settings
    * Accessories include tele-converter, Speedlite flashes and waterproof case
    * Smooth, 30fps VGA movies


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  2. popthree

    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

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    my wife and i were just talking about getting a DSLR tonight.

    we were at my daughters school band concert and wishing we could dial in and take some intimate looking shots from the balcony. is that a realistic expectation ? what sort of camera would i need ? would this canon do the trick ?
     
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    bender-freak Friend of Leo's

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    lady bender-freak and i FINally pulled the trigger early this morning on a camera...we got the Canon PowerShot A590....so far, have not found anything not to like, but i am no camera expert by any means...we bought it at Wally World here in Springfield, Mo for $149 plus tax and all software was included....for a comparable camera with the same features at the "recommended" video store here in town would have cost 3 times as much...the CanonPower Shot G3 we replaced because the display screen died would have cost $180 just to get the display screen repaired ....the A590 may not end up being the cat's meow, but i think for the price and features it'll be hard to beat.....lookin' forward to learning how to use it....
     
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    beep.click Poster Extraordinaire

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    You're going to need zoom; optical zoom, and lots of it.
     
  5. BritishBluesBoy

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    From the balcony? Nope. You'll need some pretty serious zoom or telephoto lenses on a decent DSLR for that...

    This one is a point and shoot camera - albeit a very, very good one but it won't do what you are asking.
     
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    i have the g9. very nice. the g 10 is nicer, because it has a black button to shoot and a wider wideangle. wish i had waited a bit longer.....
     
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    G10 Review

    Canon G10 review

    Found this to be an interesting photography website.

    jamie
     
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    I have a Pentax K200D dslr but recently picked up a Panasonic Lumix LX3 compact. Similar to your G10, it's been a blast because I can carry it anywhere. The 24mm (equiv.) f2.0 Leica lens is super sharp and great in low light situations. 16:9 format. RAW. Plus HD video!
     
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    tboy Friend of Leo's

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    I love the G10. Great camera! Super functionality, and I love that retro look. Another really inexpensive, great little Canon is the A590. Manual modes, good optical zoom, and low noise on a camera that I've seen for $112 new. Many of my students have them, and these things can really do the job.
     
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    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

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    100% correct, but at that resolution, I expect you'll be able to crop/enlarge a lot more than you're used to before you start to see any serious image degradation.
     
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