I need help in getting a steady camera!
I need help in getting a steady camera!
Welcome to CS
All cameras are steady. But how steady are you?
Take the shot!
Ahh... I know the answer to your question. Cameras with built in image stabilizer!
For dSLR, I think Sony, Pentax and Oly have such features. For PNS, I would think all have some sort of stabilizer built in. There you have it, steady cameras
if u wan a steady DSLR, then u should get a Sony, Pentax or Olympus (selected models) as their camera's sensor is steadied already, so their camera body is steady.
Canon and Nikon need to get steady lens then can steady
Yeah yeah yeah, nikon and canon are only better off in doing marketing to brain wash the masses that their cameras are better than other brands when it is a total myth.....
I am using pentax so here is something about pentax K-x, the highly acclaimed entry level that most who has knowledge of it consider it as the best entry level dslr at a decent price $782 with kit lens.
Time magazine (Best travel gadget 2009)
Extract (Imagine a entry level $700+ pentax dslr that can even beat Nikon/Canon DSLR costing $2000++
With this performance the K-x easily beats most other APS-C cameras when shooting JPEGs, including much more expensive models. If you need better low light performance than this, going full-frame is pretty much your only option
Loads of other raving reviews for this K-X (Just 2 here but if you just google, you will find lots other
Best of all it comes in fun colors that all other dslr makers does not have
Mr Fireemblem, though I would certainly agree with you that the Pentax KX is
one of the most attractive propositions in the entry level DSLR market, I would encourage you to refrain from making inflammatory comments about Nikon and Canon.
If these 2 brands are only good at brainwashing consumers, there must be a lot of gullible idiots here on Clubsnap buying C and N cameras.
always remember, getting a DSLR is not just for the sake of getting a camera to start with. You are getting the entire system and you need to build your lens lineup further down the road. I strongly recommend you go to shops and try each camera body yourself.
As for "steady" cams, most budget bodies come with either in-body IS or IS-enabled kit lens.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 | XF 14, 18, 35, 56, 60, 55-200 | EF-X20 speedlite
Please do not put your own definition into what i said. I am saying marketing by C/N has obviously made the masses believe C/N are better.
And you cannot deny that is the truth cos how often do you see people coming in here posting that they think C/N are way better? If it is the truth, how is that inflammatory?
Even thou i am using Pentax now, I can freely admit that I was part of this masses that thought C/N was way better too. My initial choice after doing "lots of research" was a D90. I thought absolutely nothing about Pentax. So i am just another example of what i am referring to.
All DSLRs nowadays is really at par to each other, just need to have a lookout for each and other brands, have a feel and research on it's pros and cons. that's the correct way to do.
Just look for the priceguides to guard yourself for being chopped.
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It's banana-zero-neh. :)
What the people chooses to think, how they choose to act (elitism or otherwise), is their own choice. Nothing to do with Nikon, Canon, you or me.
You have much to learn about the real world.
Last edited by daredevil123; 14th February 2010 at 05:47 PM.
And TS, newer is usually better. Remember to check out the newer releases from all the manufacturers. The playing field is getting much more level between brands. Just that some of the (non-leading) players in the industry are trying more aggressively to gain more market share by offering more value for less money. Pentax is one of them, and so is Sony. You as a consumer may get more benefit due to this.
And a small caveat. Nikon Sony and Pentax are all using Sony-manufactured sensors now. It seems that the Kx is using the same sensor similar to the one in A500, D90, D5000, D300. Just that the Kx sensor seems to be slightly updated and adjusted for the better performance in ISO. remember performance in ISO is not just in the sensor, but the image processing... like NR algorithms, curve adjustments etc... The Sony A550 actually has the new 14mp sensor. I wouldn't be surprised if the next wave of enthusiast cameras will start using that same sensor this year.
Exciting times indeed.
Last edited by daredevil123; 14th February 2010 at 06:18 PM.
i am a newbie too... i got my camera just a few months ago... my advice is to get a low end model and start playing with it... and soon u will know what u want....
there is always never a most suitable answer to this question.... unless you have lots of money, you will never be satisfied with what you own... but it is important to maximise what u have (i mean what u will have) first...
Ultimately a camera is but a tool. How well it will be used largely depends on the user.
The only exception I can think where the camera limits the user is custom functions like multiple exposures (avail on N, but not on C), DR shooting (only avail on Fuji) and whatnot. However, with a little creativity and some practice, it is a minor issue.
Do your best to make do with what you have, otherwise it'll be an eternal spending spree with little effect.
I am a Canon user, but I am not sure if Canon is good for the TS or not, but all I can say is that Ken Watanabe sure have helped made up the minds of those unsure about buying a dSLR, but I have no findings to back up that statement.
As you don't see many professionals shooting with other brands, other than the white (instantly associated with Canon) or dark/black (instantly associated with Nikon), the N & C are the only brands that any newbie would consider buying a dSLR. Ashamedly, I did the same. However, after meeting some other friends, begin to realise that there were other brands beside those 2 dark and light. As Pentax doesn't do much advertising, eventually it would not register on most newbies unless they've done their homework.
However, as a virgin newbie I recommend a Pentax as initial investment to start is low and if you have only $1k, buying into a Pentax would leave you with some leftover to buy other accessories like batteries, etc. And lenses are cheaper as stabilisation is on-body and not on lens.
Consider a Pentax kit at $782 as quoted by Fireemblem, and a 500D by Canon at 1299 RRP, you save more than $500! As I'm not familiar with Nikon, I can't compare that for you.
So, take it from me, look at the Pentax Kx.
A picture a day keeps the blues away!