A&P Good quality with a digital cam? Possible?

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  1. CxRxAxNxK

    CxRxAxNxK New Member

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    :)Ok, I have a digital camera thats a little busted...works fine and only cost me a few hundred dollars. Its a canon powershot. Is there a way I can still take nice nature pics or panoramic pics? Pics of my girl and have them be good enough quality to present? I dont want to spend TOO much money, but I dont want to waste effort either. I hear a lot of digital camera photos come post-edited. You take it home and play with the colors, am i right? Guys recommend any good but compact cameras?
     
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    Not exactly the most compact but i think the Canon S3/S5 IS series is wonderful and not too expensive
     
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    It really depends on the camera and your expectations. Post processing can only make an image that's composed well and not blown/blacked out better, it can't save a poorly shot photo, it can also fix white balance (whites being too warm or cold).

    With a compact powershot you're going to be taking snapshots, you have very little control and rely on the camera to do a lot of the work. Not using the flash will help your images look less like they came out of a compact camera, but compact cameras degrade a lot in low light. Shooting outdoors or in strong window light is probably your best bet.

    If you want to upgrade the S5 IS will give you the manual options, better image quality and low light performance, it's basically DSLR-lite.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    canon S5 or G9 ftw
     
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    wow...thats exactly what I want too...low light quality aswell...without having to carry gadgets and gizmos..call it good enough for recreation. Not trying to sell pics to a gallery or anything..but I do want the quality..Ill look into the S5...How much do they usually run? Im also thinking about taking a photography class in college next semester.
     
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    $320ish.
     
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    perfect. well worth it.. got an HP small little one thats perfect for party nights. thanks for the quick response!
     
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    If you're on a budget, i just sold my S3 used for $200. If you look around you might find some deals
    good luck
     
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    Some rere bought my S3 IS for $300. :mamoru: Ebay is full of suckers.
     
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    damn!!!
     
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    im selling my s3 for $225 if your interested.
     

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