Ordinary Digital Camera VS Professional Photographer's SLR

Philippines
September 11, 2009 8:06pm CST
I have been stuck with my digital camera for a year now, even though i wanted to have a SLR (the big bulky super lense cameras used for professional photography) and unfortunately i cant afford one yet, so instead i edit my pictures with adobe photoshop which sometimes can use up a lot of time. What's nice about having an ordinary digital camera is that you can always bring it with you since it's handy, but you can never get the nice picture quality you want. But with the SLR, it's not handy but you can have the best pictures taken. So, what do you guys think? which one is better and worth it to have?:)
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@LiAXaZu (184)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
well, as what was said before, producing beautiful pictures does not depend on the camera but the photographer. i'm not saying that you don't produce beautiful photos and i have experienced the limitations of using an ordinary point and shoot camera and sometimes it really is frustrating that you sometimes can't produce the images that you want to produce because of those limitations. maybe you should use your camera's manual setting to be able to adjust, if not the depth of field, but the aperture and shutter speed at the least. what camera are you using, by the way? i'm currently using my sister's old camera and i think i should be more disappointed than you because it only has 3.2 mp. :) it's an old canon model but i like it because it has a manual setting. technical-wise it's frustrating to use because of the limitations to tweak it in you're desired setting but it's the only camera i have and i should make the most out of it (and as you have said, DSLRs are REALLY expensive). what i can advise you to do is enjoy producing pictures with your camera while you still don't have a dslr. a good camera doesn't mean good pictures all the time. even photographers with dslr get bad pictures sometimes. :) what i can advise you to do is to enjoy producing photos with whatever camera you have. if you are able to produce good photos with ordinary point and shoot cameras, sans the photoshopping of course :), then you will be able to produce good photos even when not using a dslr camera.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
I was moved by your response, make me ease my wanting to have a DSLR too. You've touch a lot of issues and you are right - a good shoot all depend on the photographer. Equipment is just a tool. Let me stop here while I still can.)
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
Like LiAXaZu wrote, let's just take the time to learn and perfect our skills with taking photos so that by the time we meet our dreamed DSLR we'll be more deserving to have one. Beside, even if we have one, its the timing and discriminating deduction of event which will make or break a true timeless photo. Enjoy posting here Edzllamas.)