A&P DigiCam for Xmas

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  1. GuiltySparc

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    Looking into asking for a digital camera for xmas, but not sure which to ask for. I want something like an entry-level professional cam. I have a little bit of experience, i've taken a few classes with regular film cameras learning how to develop film, make prints, and mess with some manual settings. So basicly, i'm looking for a nice, high quality cam with lots of exploreability. Somewhere around $500-600 or so. The cam i have now is a little point and shoot olympus, 3.2MP, works well enough but i something that does more and has better quality pics...Thanks in advance for any help or advice.
     
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    entry level and professional dont belong in the same sentence. go for a digital rebel for a bit more.
     
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    Canon Powershot S70 or Canon G6
     
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    what i ment was professional entry level, like something someone who is just getting into serious photography would get...not just a point and shoot or whatever...not something a 20yr veteran pro or someone who had never even seen a camera would have

    i like the G6, i read a review of it and it sounds like it would have everything i want, the exposure braketing sounds awesome
     
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    i'd also like something with a manual focus in addition to the auto...i read a review of the G6, dont think they mentioned a manual focus...
     
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    I'm buying a bunch of A75's for people

    hope they like 'em :bigthumb:
     
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    If you want a good camera save up for the cheapest dslr you can find, and that will be the digital rebel.
     
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    I was just commenting on what I'm buying :o

    In your price range I'd recommend a G6...though now that it's been brought up, you may wanna take a look at the A series which may do all you need at a much lower price point.
     
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    from reviews of the G6 i've been reading they are saying the pics are nearly as good as SLR cams...what are SLRs?

    looking at the digital rebel, that thing looks awesome and it seems its about as expensive as the G6
     
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    you have a little bit of photography experience and you dont know what an SLR camera is? Just curious not attempting to flame

    single-lens-reflex (SLR)

    you see what the camera sees as opposed to a digicam where you seeing an LCD image -- in an SLR you look directly threw the lens, I'm sure someone else will elaborate upon this more
     
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    :doh: i had just come to edit my post, lol, its been a while since the class but i looked it up and i was like...oh right, i'm retarded....how does it effect digital stuff? The class i took was only with regular film cams
     
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    its a SLR w/o film -- instead is has a CMOS sensor or CCD (in the Dreb case its a CMOS) --- same basic concept minus the film

    *oh and the sensor isnt the same size as a negative (atleast in the dreb case) -- but that only affects when you start moving outta the kit lens (which you'll want to)
     
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    aside from the fact that the rebel is an slr cam, what the other practical differences between it andt he g6?
     
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    sorry havent looked at the G6 enough to comment on it -- and I sold my dreb recently
     
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    were you pretty satisfied with your rebel? Do you think that it would be a good camera for someone like me?
     
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    the major thing is the quality of the lenses on it and the size of the sensor
     
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    better lense and bigger? sensor makes for better pictures?
     
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    Yep, probably the biggest factor in digital cameras. The larger the sensor, the larger the photosites can be on the sensor and the more light they can gather. The more light they can gather the less the signal has to be boosted. Boosting the signal increases noise and reduces image quality.
     
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    oh ok, i see what your saying...similiar to live music setups, the louder (to an extent) you can play into the PA, the less the amps have to boost it...i got ya
     

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