Recommend camera for DreamCar shooting...


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Hi experts,

I would like to buy a camera to shoot the cars (and of course gals) at the DreamCar, thinking of getting a camera tomorrow.

Not really have a budget. Just that the camera should be easy for a newbie like me and not too heavy to carry around when I go out.

Thanks!!!
 

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Not shooting cars and gals only lah. Just that since I am going to buy a camera anyway, I will use it to shoot cars and gals on this Saturday mah.

What I need is a camera that is easy to carry around and easy to use. Not those big big SLR.
 

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Aiyo...it's not a camera that makes a photograph good, or a photographer good for that matter.

It's lots of practice, practice and more practice...of course, having a good eye for details and composition helps...

If getting a D70s kit will get anyone to the likes of (put nick of CSer with good pictures here), then I think I will get one too...

Eh, anyway, since you are not looking for a big DSLR, try those prosumer P&S like Canon S2 IS or anything similar...
 

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Go for Olympus E300 kits.

Ideally for unofficial event & travel use.
 

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Aiyah u Harry Potter rite...use your wand conjure out some camera can liao...or better still use your wand to cast some spell to make it capture images... :bsmilie:

Ok just kidding hahaa...

There are many makes of cameras out there, so you have to be a bit more specific in your question, e.g what is your budget, brand, no. of megapixels, size, features etc.
 

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jeffhiew said:
I'm with Ah Pao, DSLRs are not magic cams, one needs to have lots of practice.
yES!! precisely... no point moving into DSLRs without knowing the basics of light, and photography.
 

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You using it? So if I bought, I can shoot as good as your portfolio?
The general misconception (which I had too) that DSLRs = Professional camera = God-mode on = instant perfect pictures.

Sad to say, if u have zero (or little) fundamentals, u will have problems getting nice pictures EVEN AT FULL AUTO MODE.

Start from a prosumer if you are seriously interested in photography. The Panasonic FZ5, FZ20, Canon S2 IS, G6, Pro1 and Ixus-series are all pretty good cameras for learning.

And dun bang ur head if ur pictures turn out crap. I went DCA 2004 3 times last year. Shot with a DSLR, 90% of the entire 3 days all came out crap.

In any case u are wondering... I shot those with [P]rofessional Mode (ie, slightly more advanced automatic mode).
 

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Harry Potter said:
Hi experts,

I would like to buy a camera to shoot the cars (and of course gals) at the DreamCar, thinking of getting a camera tomorrow.

Not really have a budget. Just that the camera should be easy for a newbie like me and not too heavy to carry around when I go out.

Thanks!!!
get this!
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/p25-firstlook.shtml
;)
 

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jsbn said:
The general misconception (which I had too) that DSLRs = Professional camera = God-mode on = instant perfect pictures.

Sad to say, if u have zero (or little) fundamentals, u will have problems getting nice pictures EVEN AT FULL AUTO MODE.

Start from a prosumer if you are seriously interested in photography. The Panasonic FZ5, FZ20, Canon S2 IS, G6, Pro1 and Ixus-series are all pretty good cameras for learning.

And dun bang ur head if ur pictures turn out crap. I went DCA 2004 3 times last year. Shot with a DSLR, 90% of the entire 3 days all came out crap.

In any case u are wondering... I shot those with Program Mode (ie, slightly more advanced automatic mode).
I think u meant the [P]rofessional Mode... ;p
 

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