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post #31 of 39
One important thing to consider is image sensor size. All point and shoot cameras (including my Panasonic Lumix FZ-30) have a significantly smaller image sensor than dSLR cameras. The Sony R1 is the exception, as it has a near dSLR size sensor. The larger sensor will significantly reduce noise at higher ISO settings. With my camera, I don't shoot at higher than ISO 400 and I notice noise at that level. That said, unless I'm shooting evening landscapes without a tripod, it's not really an issue.
post #32 of 39
Ant,

The New York Times has a review of the Sony R1. Here's the link in case you haven't read it. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/08/te...gue.ready.html
post #33 of 39
After the rootkit junk that Sony put on their CDs to mess up computers all over the world (on purpose!), I'm not much of a fan, regardless. :
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by Gill
One important thing to consider is image sensor size. All point and shoot cameras (including my Panasonic Lumix FZ-30) have a significantly smaller image sensor than dSLR cameras. The Sony R1 is the exception, as it has a near dSLR size sensor. The larger sensor will significantly reduce noise at higher ISO settings. With my camera, I don't shoot at higher than ISO 400 and I notice noise at that level. That said, unless I'm shooting evening landscapes without a tripod, it's not really an issue.
Not True, most mid and upper end digi point and shoots use the same size sensor as the low-med end DSLR's. Ifact the resolution isnt that much of a difference either. Remeber Resolution is not the same as mega pixels, and resolution is more important than mega pixels. Also the delay found in most med to high end PS cameras is due to shitty batteries, this can often be fixed by ussing a battery with a higher miAh rating.
post #35 of 39
Learn to use levels -- they are the path of beautiful images.


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that's interesting skidad. I am OK at normal photoshopping, but I don't tend to fiddle with colour too much. I made some appalling messes with scans some years back and am very cautious now.
My brother is exremely skilled with photoshop so I know how utterly crap I am at it. The Elph (canon s400) transfers quite nicely with minimal shopping so I've been spoiled.
post #36 of 39
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I've had my little Elph a few years now, and am ready for a "big" camera, to take lucious fancy shots....
Here's a shameless plug for my great cheap ski-ready DSLR if you're still looking.

All you'd need is to slap a fairly nice lightweight zoom on it and you're good to go. The Olympus Zuiko 14-45 (28-90mm equivalent) can be picked up used at B&H for $150 if you want to go for the $$$ lenses later on. Its a pretty nice lens especially for that price, but is not rated as weatherproof like the pricier glass.
post #37 of 39
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Thanks, Carvemeister, but I have pretty well almost settled on a fake SLR, since fiddling with lenses is not a priority for me, and there's some good fake SLRs around. Just doing my final research on those.
post #38 of 39
10-4.
Good luck with it.
post #39 of 39
Thread Starter 
I'm convincing myself to get the Fuji S9000, just chipping around the camera sites.
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