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    Default Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    Can you?
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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    depends.

    good light, web size, can't tell

    bad light - depends.

    full size, all the time, assuming all other things equal.

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    EXIF info?

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    Bokeh

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    If both are amatures behind the DSLR and Compact... then the answer is "NO"....
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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    Bokeh
    Most of the time I use bokeh to differentiate. Hee.
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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    EXIF info?
    Don't have...jz purely by looking at the pix.
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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    Bokeh
    yea, a compact can never do a nice bokeh~
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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by XavierShoot View Post
    yea, a compact can never do a nice bokeh~
    u sure?

    from http://www.flickr.com/groups/bokeh_/...7594200092540/

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    once u have the necessary skills and techniques, its possible i assure u that. nowadays compacts also having wider apertures so it is technically possible

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    If comparing the photos of a DSLR and compact from the same photographer... maybe I guess.

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    Took these few days back. Can guess using what cam?



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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    Kwttan, look like compact camera to me. Others comment?
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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    First two pictures are too small so cannot tell

    But I believe the third one is taken by DSLR because I have tried to take similar shot with my compact but picture not so good

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    There are some things a full-auto compact can't do that makes them giveaways even at web size, such as long exposure. (note: I'm referring to compacts as those without M,A,S,P; kay fine actually they all have Program mode but... full auto) At full size, compacts are probably going to give significantly noisier images in bad light due to their small sensors. There is probably more ways to tell...


    That said, it doesn't really matter if you can tell if a photo's been taken by a dslr or compact. I've seen many photos taken by DSLRs that look, well, bad, and many photos that have been taken by compacts that look pretty darn good.
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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    it all depends on the picture taken lah....

    IF the picture need high DR, then can tell.

    If the picture shows good bokeh and is not something small like a flower, example full body portraits, then it is DSLR.

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwttan View Post
    Took these few days back. Can guess using what cam?



    at this size....

    next time i show a 1x1 pixel photo, ask you taken by what cam, see if you can answer

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    in fact, some PnS is so advance that you really can't tell . . .

    As long as the pictures are well taken . . .
    Shot more cos digital is FREE !!!

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    I usually look for bokeh. If it's just a casual snapshot with nothing really going on then I don't think I can tell anymore. Compacts can deliver nowadays.

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    Default Re: Are you able to tell from a photo whether it is shot on DSLR or compact camera?

    First of all, PnS are meant for very general shoots... that means normal lighting conditions, non extreme conditions (really high ISOs, really long exposures, etc, etc, etc)... If you drop the DSLR to do such easy images, you're bound to get the same similar results. It is like forcing the Ferrari to go at the speed of Honda City.... wow, can't see the difference in speed right?

    Hence, this is a odd (I'm bordering on calling it "stupid") comparison if you compare photos taken under normal lighting conditions (call that easy level)...

    What you should really compare is... indoor dim lighting conditions, ultra high speed shots (freeze motion yet noise level minimal and still pin-sharp details), portraitures shot at f/1.2 & f/1.4 apertures (AT night)... HANDHELD! Try comparing the shots taken by PnS and DSLR... I double dare you to show that there aren't really any differences at all!

    Sure, drive a Ferrari at Honda City's normal speed you're bound to experience the latter's performance... but don't forget that you are still able to leap from 0-100 km/h at 3-4 seconds flat... Try doing that with the Honda City!... Good day...

    Edit: You might as well ask: Ferrari versus Honda City, which one is the slowest, most comfortable, and MOST fuel efficient!? Honda City wins!!! YEAH!!!! lols

    Double Edit: some of us use DSLRs for normal lighting conditions that already can be handled well by PnS... Well, I don't - love to push towards the limits of what my lenses and DSLRs can deliver..
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