What is the best digital camera?
October 1, 2008 4:45pm CST
What is the best digital camera, with the biggest ISO, the best nocturnal mode, macro mode, kind of video (the maximum I have seen is 640x480 pixels), and the best thing: you're getting to release a precise photo-moment and the camera capture this precise moment, and not the following! . °o° and not °O° (following moment)
3 Oct 08
I am interested that you think that the D40 is a 'professional' camera. A nice camera, easy to use and with plenty of features, but a long way from a professional model. In the right hands it can produce great images, but it's startup times, shot-to-shot time, file size, frame-per-second performance, autofocus speed and resolution are way below semi-pro models. Nor are the weather seals and shutter-life specs or the body materials pro-standard. I seem to recall that you have a wedding photography business: that is a mark of your professional skill and photographic artistry, not of your camera specs.
29 Oct 08
Most digital cameras take still & video (in short bursts). The amount is depend ant on the memory card. Canon & Sony appear the be the most complaint free brands. I like Canon because they are easy to use. You can get almost any features you want in the Powershot line of Canons. I bought the SD850IS. My sister has the SD1000 ELPH.
3 Oct 08
"Biggest" ISO? Nikon D3; Nocturnal mode? that sort of feature is usually only offered on beginners' and snapshooters' models; Macro mode? Probably Canon Sureshot, some models can actually focus on objects in contact with the lens; Video mode? Panasonic, Fuji, and a dozen other point-and-shoot cameras can handle VGA (640x400) but Panasonic does it at 30 fps and lets you use autofocus, and I think Canon Sureshots do too. Short shutter lag? Canon, Panasonic, Nikon...any prosumer... But only digital slr have the abilities you are talking about, and only 3 have video: Nikon's new 900 and 700 models, and the Canon D50; and I think only the Canon retains autofocus during video recording. reality check...No camera is best at everything.
1 Oct 08
I don't know if this is the best, but I am using a Panasonic Lumix F70. I love its macro mode because I can take photos of my accessories (my business) and it really looks like a digital SLR was used in taking the pics. It also has manual features so I can adjust the opening and the shutter speed. With this feature, you can precisely capture shots even if your subject is moving. It also has the "fix the shakes" feature which allows you to take pics minus the blurriness even when your hands are not steady. I've had this camera for 2 years now and it hasn't disappointed me.