[OT] Digital camara
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Mon Nov 5 09:56:37 UTC 2007
Martin Marques wrote:
> Hi all, sorry for the OT, but as many people here have more knowledge
> then me on this topic I'll just ask.
> I'm about to by a digital camara and I was looking at a Panasonic Lumix
> with 5MP and 6x optical zoom.
> I tend to see the 6x zoom more interesting then having 7 or more MP, but
> I'd like to know if I should go for more MP or stay with the good zoom.
> Once againg, sorry for the OT.
There's digital cameras, and there's Digital Cameras.
I'm very happy with my Canon 30D which I bought just before it was
superceded by the 40D.
I'm not as steady as I once was, so I find the image stabiliser on the
first lens very handy. I regret that my longer lens, 100-300 doesn't
I was recently photographing in Victoria's Parliament House, using
available light (the Youth Parliament was in session, so no flash).
Exposures down to 1/5 sec seemed okay, doing nothing more than leaning
on available furniture.
It can focus through glass, which I think compact cameras cannot.
Best, it plays very nicely with Linux:-)
Now, the only problem _I_ have with Panasonic (and Sony) is that it's an
electronics company. The most important part of the camera is the glass,
without good glass the rest really doesn't matter.
I think some are sourcing their lenses from Leica. As a journalist
noted, I'd like a Leica, but they're too damned expensive.
Nikon, Canon, Olympus have been pretty much at the front in (consumer)
SLR and compact cameras in recent years, with Pentax and Ricoh not far
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