A&P is there a how to for P&S cameras?

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  1. BROKE

    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    i picked up a sd700is and am trying to get good at takin pics before i move up to a dslr. any tips/trics i should know.
     
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    Point and shoot?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    you should have just gotten a dslr...it far easier having dedicated dails and buttons to change settings rather than fiddeling with menus ans sub menus for 5 minutes to change settings
     
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    buy a book

    i think the title is point and shoot photography for dummies
     
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    the sd700is is a BADASS point and shoot though man :bowdown:
     
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    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    yeah point and shoot. i dont even know where to use most of the settings like iso and infinity and all the diff exposure settings nd shit.
     
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    Nice Camera. I just picked up a SD700 a little over a week ago or so.

    It's small and a good P&S.

    I always try to use the lowest ISO setting I can for the shot. I usually leave it in manual mode even though it's not that manual.
     
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    I didn't look at it for too long, but that's actually not bad. :bigok:
     
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    Dam you're good, who's your publisher? :eek3:
     
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    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    How does it not help? :hsugh:
     
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    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    as far as i can tell i dont have f stops. all i have is iso settings/shutter settings / exposure settings.
     
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    Just because you can't change the aperture on your camera or the shutter doesn't mean you shouldn't understand how it works. Knowing what your camera is doing and its limitations and working around that is part of the journey. Do you even know what ISO is now?
     
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    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    manual?:dunno:
     
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    There are no f stops

    We have ISO settings that can be changed. Auto you can change between AUTO ISO and HI ISO. HI ISO will allow it to go up to 800.

    There is exposure in Manual Mode. Pull up manual mode, function setting, and it's the 2nd one on the left.

    You can set the shutter speed for long exposures only manually. Go to manual, then menu, and put "long shutter exposure" to on. Then go to the Func Set and the exposure setting. You can then hit the Menu button there to go to long shutter speed and go from 1 to 15 seconds.

    Don't expect to have full control over pictures with a P&S. It's all modified or simplified from what it would be on a DSLR. It's sucks sometimes especially when auto focus doesn't focus on the right thing but I got this camera because it can fit in my pocket. I wouldn't be able to do that with a DSLR.
     
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    Those were the fucking directions, go take pictures of ugly chongs in front of rice.
     
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    :joshers: :)


    I coudl be too drunk to understand internet words right now, sorry.
     
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    :bowrofl:
     
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    what p&S has the shortest shutter lag? my mom's starting to complain that our nikon coolpix 7900 is annoying because it takes a second for the cam to take the pic after you press the button
     
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    The 700 is pretty fast.

    Is she just pressing all the way through quickly, because it may be doing auto focus before it actually snaps the picture.
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    even when i half press first the shutter lag is unacceptable
     
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    :dunno:

    I've never used one of those cameras to tell. As far as I can tell the 700 is pretty much instantaneous when half pressed.
     

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