A&P Sony DSC-H50/B

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  1. Qckrun

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    i loved(still) my sony V3. but if yu are going to get that large of a P&S, might as well step up to an entree level DSLR
     
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    I was going to say this or a Nikon D40.
     
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    It's a badass camera...don't let the sackriders sway your decision.
     
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    Yeah I know OTers are Nikon/Canon fanboys.

    This camera seems pretty nice, and for 329$ which is within my price range it seems to be a pretty decent camera. I held a Canon(non DSLR) next to it and zoomed all the way in and took pics with both. The Sony had much clearer imaginery than the Canon. Also the same in non-zoom mode.

    An entry level DSLR would be to much for me I think, I wouldnt use 3/4 of it I dont think, nor would I have time to learn all the features with my baby girl due any day now.

    Are they any cons for this camera besides it not being a Nikon/Canon?
     
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    the only cons are the memory card it uses...memory sticks. I like them, but they're a little more pricey than others. On the other hand, of all the years i've been dealing with troubleshooting cameras, memory sticks have the fewest problems.

    It's a great camera...if you like it, go for it.
     
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    Sony is not a camera company.
     
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    What's up with the key in the pic?

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    It shows how big the camera is. ... SMALL!


    Definitely check out some review sites before you buy. There is a reason why Canon and Nikon are in the top of the market.
     
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    does it use Memory stick and CF? my sony V3 does. it's a nice option when on long trips.
     
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    best explanation i could think of is for size reference

    but keys come in many different sizes
     
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    ignorance...Sony does and has made most of the sensors used in the camera market, but you already knew that didn't you?

    Sackriders...
     
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    There is a reason why Sony is one of the most used video cameras on the market too...
     
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    That is video cameras tho. I had a Sony point and shoot once and it was meh.
     
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    But they also make a lot of sensors found in p&s and DSLR cameras, that was also my point.

    Old Sony cameras sucked, no arguing that. I had a P51 that didn't hold up very long but I replaced it with a p100 and it has ran like a champ for about 5 years now and probably has taken over 5 hours of video and upwards of 10k clicks.
     
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    god i miss my old p30, i got nice (not great shots) panning shots with it at night at 24 hours of daytona in 01. clear, bright red rotors in the braking zones. i had a ton of fun with that chepa thing.

    I'll say Sony's P&S are some of the best i have used. not too much a fan of their Dslrs.

    i waited 4 months to play with a Alpha350 and was dissapointed to only end up buying a d80 anyways. but i had waited soo long, the D90 came out 2 months later. but i couldn't wait any longer due to a vacation that i needed the cam for and i wanted to have some kinda time under my belt with it. =(
     
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    :rofl:
    you're right, I had no idea!

    And just because Kodak makes the sensors for Hasselblad means their point n shoots are awesome too, right?

    no, they're garbage.
     
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    What makes the Sony in everyones eyes so shitty. I will not be producing photograph to make available for sale lol, all it will be doing is taking pictures of my little girl and my wife and I.
     
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    I've never met a photographer who likes how their Sony handles/takes photos/feels, etc. They're a great electronics company, but their cameras just aren't photographer friendly IMO.
     
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    Here's why:

    Sony years ago when they entered the digital camera market didn't have a decent processor to turn what the sensor saw into an image worth a crap. Now, after some greater R&D, they have a great processor that can turn still images and video images into great photos/videos. But since people were left with a bad taste in their mouth from before, they've written Sony off as being shitty cameras. Again, I had a "shitty" one and now have a "great" one. My P100 has been nothing but great...great low light, decent noise control, decent manual controls, very quick (i.e. startup, between photos and focusing) and the perfect size. The Sony W80 was voted one of the best compact cameras available.

    I don't care for their DSLR's but that's because I prefer Nikon. Not to say the Sony's suck, they're just not at the level I think Nikon is. But when it comes to p&s cameras, I definitely consider Sony because of their recent ability to prove that Canon isn't the only one to make good cameras.
     

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