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i am keen on learning photography but dont have a camera. this is why i specified e need for manual controls as i do wish to learn how aperture, exposure, iso n such affect the taken image such as bokeh effects.
but yeah, i have managed to narrow down my search after much research n reviews. e links provided by daredevil were helpful in making my decision. will head down over e weekends to make my decision =)
i'll be looking at canon's sx210 is and panasonic's tz10 as i need a versatile compact for my frequent future travels.
Last edited by ProwlinPoet; 17th August 2010 at 02:01 PM.
Hi I started off like you, wanna get a pro-sumer type (manual setting adjustable) type camera to start off photography hobby not knowing if will it be a 3-mins passion type of situation. SO my decision was to get S90. (reason being - sleek, light, new, fits my requirement + budget)
To me at that point if time - MAD to bring DSLR around first its bulk, heavy and troublesome.
When i arrived MS color, i was introduced to LX3 coz i still itchy backside ask the sales person LX3 better or S90, so he told me of coz LX3 though he use GF1 to posion me too.
Ok all along i been liking LX3 so i got it instead of my decision of s90.
After using from feb till now - i realized that i came to understand that LX3 is good but still have limitation comparing to DSLR. Secondly, if i want to play with long exposure, high Aperture value or like zooming - LX3 cant serve me on it. End up i am prone towards DSLR now ... but still using my LX3.
And now when i go out for taking photos etc even my recent trip, i brought LX3, D80 and tripod. (this tells you that once u r into photography or keen this having nice photos or holding higher expectation to your photos, you dont mind lugging heavy bagpack around)
My ultimate purpose of this response is to inform you, it really depends on yourself. See and decide.Since u narrow down the list already. the more u ask the more u r being introduced to different items and ur decision might start to flicker.
From your initial requirement - S90 fits the bill super well.
If u see S90 in real, its really sleek and stylo to me.
Only after u started using ur camera, depending on how u want to explore your type of photography, then u will understand that maybe u need something better.
TO start off ... no matter how, the user is you, the payer is you, so you decide and u and start off the journey to photography.
Above from my newbie experience .....
LIFE is like Photography. You use the Negatives to develop. The Pictures to prove the beauty.
I think i'll still go for SX210 or TZ10.
They may not have as much capacity as LX3/S90 but I I'll work round their weaknesses.
I learn better when there are a few walls here n there XD
Additionally, I saw some photos/videos taken via these models that are really solid!
If i can take photos like those, I would be quite satisfied =p
As for S90... its inability to zoom while recording is really disappointing =/
Though it may not have much zoom, i would buy bought a 2x telephoto lens to make up for it.
If it could optically zoom while recording, i would have bought it immediately.
Last edited by ProwlinPoet; 18th August 2010 at 11:25 PM.
Thanks guys! =D
i'll head down to e store over e weekends to make decision.
missed this post. my mobile's screen is too small >.<
great pix! =D
thanks for e comparisons but i'll stick w tz10 or sx210 (lol now having a hard time deciding as both are just as good! will resolve this when i go to e store)
i was thinking of 1 sec exposure for party shots at 400 iso. i got this suggestion while researching on tz7/8/10 which produced decent results without flash. for landscape, i was thinking of using tz10's 15~60 sec exposures at base iso w a tripod.
pls advice cos i'm puzzled. wouldn't base iso and a smaller aperture as you suggested result in a very dark picture?
Last edited by ProwlinPoet; 19th August 2010 at 11:04 AM.
If you find LX3 too big for comfort, you can forget about DSLR.
I'll be busy travelling about...
But that's applicable only to night scenery rite?
What abt party shots?
the 1st pict in that post is taken without flash. seems decent and usable. it was taken at 0.5sec shutter.
Last edited by ProwlinPoet; 21st August 2010 at 12:10 AM.