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    Default Wat the diff between a DSLR & those Many x optical zoom camera

    Hi Guys,

    Wanted to get a cam but dunno wats the diff between a DSLR and a normal 10x, 15x,26x optical zoom camera? Can anyone enlighten me...tks

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    Default Re: Wat the diff between a DSLR & those Many x optical zoom camera

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital..._reflex_camera

    The intro paragraph sums it up nicely, read further for details.

    Basically you have a through-the-lens viewfinder to help you frame accurately, larger sensor that allows better low-light photography and detail resolution, interchangeable lenses that allow a even wider range of focal lengths and much more.

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    Default Re: Wat the diff between a DSLR & those Many x optical zoom camera

    Don't be lazy
    the information is easily accessible on the Internet.

    Just pick a superzoom model (I have no idea which) and a dslr model and google "difference between _____ and ____"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Don't be lazy
    the information is easily accessible on the Internet.

    Just pick a superzoom model (I have no idea which) and a dslr model and google "difference between _____ and ____"
    I'm not lazy just dun understand the terms use in photography ok, i also know google can find la

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    Default Re: Wat the diff between a DSLR & those Many x optical zoom camera

    Having used a KM superzoom before, its versatility as demonstrated by the wide range of lenses you can attach to the dSLR, where as the superzoom is fixed. So if you want to do landscape, your focal length is limited to what the superzoom has provided for, and with dSLR, you can find even 3rd party lenses for your needs.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dthh79 View Post
    I'm not lazy just dun understand the terms use in photography ok, i also know google can find la
    If you don't understand the pretty clear descriptions or the photography terms, it's hard to see how we can explain it to you. maybe you should read up on the basics of digital photography first?

    If you have a basic grasp, the main differences are:

    1. Sensor size
    2. Lens size (which reflects the large equiv. focal lengths)
    3. Ability to change lenses
    4. Depth-of-field (related to point 1)
    5. ISO range
    6. Image detail
    7. Dynamic range
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    That link is really limited... I'd say it's below amateur level with the amount of omissions and errors. Then again, it's not written with a photographer as the target audience, nor by a photog with detailed understanding of gear.
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    Default Re: Wat the diff between a DSLR & those Many x optical zoom camera

    Quote Originally Posted by dthh79 View Post
    I'm not lazy just dun understand the terms use in photography ok, i also know google can find la
    Then what makes you think asking that sort of question on Clubsnap will help?
    ppl will explain with similar answers, which you won't understand as well since you're "not
    familiar with photography terms"...

    Anyway Rashkae has pretty much answered your question. No point for me to beat a dead horse.
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: Wat the diff between a DSLR & those Many x optical zoom camera

    the many x zoom is called a prosumer p&s camera.

    i had written an article comparing the two before, aimed at photographers looking to get either:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282608

    it's not really updated to current models, and i can't keep track since the market is exploding with so many cameras today, but i think most of the article (other than individual models) still applies.

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    Default Re: Wat the diff between a DSLR & those Many x optical zoom camera

    The macho factor.

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    Default Re: Wat the diff between a DSLR & those Many x optical zoom camera

    DSLR-larger sensor size=better IQ/iso noise control, view finder, can use diff lens for diff needs
    Megazoom camera-small sensor size iso can promised till 3200 but infact 800 already very bad noise, cannot change lens...lens zoom usually operated by motor which starts to get wonky after 2 year

    most importantly fundamentally, most dslr use Lithium batt which can shoot over 1K shots(at least for mine) before it runs out of juice, PnS usually juiceless before the memory card is filled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Then what makes you think asking that sort of question on Clubsnap will help?
    ppl will explain with similar answers, which you won't understand as well since you're "not
    familiar with photography terms"...

    Anyway Rashkae has pretty much answered your question. No point for me to beat a dead horse.
    i'm not sure tat's y need the experts help here la. not everyone come in here is expert in photography ok, u also learn here and there la

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    the many x zoom is called a prosumer p&s camera.

    i had written an article comparing the two before, aimed at photographers looking to get either:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282608

    it's not really updated to current models, and i can't keep track since the market is exploding with so many cameras today, but i think most of the article (other than individual models) still applies.
    Thanks for the article, at least now i know tat kind of cam is call prosumer

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