which do you prefer? Casual, Semi-pro or DSLR?
October 24, 2008 7:43am CST
Which kind of digital camera do you prefer? I choose Semi-pro, because with that camera you can get some of the sophistication of a DSLR but you get it cheaper plus it works like a casual digital camera. Share your thoughts. Have a nice day.
26 Oct 08
I take it by "semi-pro" you mean a compact camera that looks like a small SLR, probably with a long zoom (10x, 12x or 18x), and the ability to use manual controls. The real semi-pro cameras are single lens reflex cameras like the Nikon D300, Sony Alpha 700, Olympus E3 and Canon 50D. These $2000 cameras (that is the price without a lens) are NOT pro levels gear, but they will shoot low noise images at very high ISOs, at 5 to 9 frames per second and handle really bad conditions reliably: but the PRO label goes to the $7,000 to $35,000 high end APSc units, full frame and medium format cameras. Which do I like? Can't afford a pro outfit! I use the semi-pro and more basic cameras depending on circumstances...horses for courses!