How to Shoot with Point & Shoot Cameras?

adsatinder

explorer
Thanks !
Dr. Bhavin Patel !
For Your constant effort
and Contribution !
I have 2 Point & Shoot Cameras
Nikon L24
&
Canon A480 Powershot.
They have own problems.
I will discuss them soon.

For my new purchase:
BCMT meet on 9th March 2014,
will be a turning point.
So many are going to meet with their DSLRs.
I may move ahead into DSLR,
but P &S category still be portable form of imagery capturer for me.
 
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medpal

Member
Why I did not go into DSLR or P&S discussion as our aim is to find a good bridge camera.

Advantages with P&S:
Portable
Long zoom range
Acceptable image quality for an initial enthusiast.
almost equal controls like a DSLR.


Why i pitched for Fujifilms is :

Whenever you use an extra long zooms, while used tele photo at the extreme end the camera shake is extremely obvious, so the more bulk a camera more stability you get.

Fujifilms are looking like tanks.

Plus they are offering a lot in terms of functions and value.

I had seen one of my friend using his P&S Fuji camera for his professional assignments, this was way back before DSLRs became affordable and easily available.

Plus zoom out and in function like in case of DSLR on the lens ring is a big plus.

If you ever look for P&S instead of DSLR definitely give them a consideration.

And if your heart says DSLR dont look back its a gem of a tool in case of a enthusiast photographer.

I also upgraded to DSLR from P&S in Dec 2010 and I am loving every moment of it :)
 

adsatinder

explorer
As P&S is portable, it will be always there & survive.
But DSLR is for planned Trips only.
It has its own charm.
I do not want to go for more zoom in P & S because
I am a heavy user.
1500 shots per day can be shutter count of my poor camera (Nikon L24 has seen all this).
But it has some life left.
It's life starts from March 2011 & still working good.
But Lens Gears start to sound GRRRR now.

It is difficult for a bridge camera to survive with me longer.

I just want to change the lens when required for particular job.
Now DSLRs have 2 main Lenses 18-105mm & 50mm prime.
I have my focus on these 2 only.
Mostly 18-105 is enough for most jobs, until you have a specific need.

P&S is multipurpose,
when You learn,
it has more potential.
I say a
"TREE in a SEED."
LOL !
 
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Roadie..

Super User
A p&s will always be the.more comfortable choice given there's daylight.
Else your upcoming dslr will serve the purpose.
 

medpal

Member
I just want to change the lens when required for particular job.
Now DSLRs have 2 main Lenses 18-105mm & 50mm prime.
I have my focus on these 2 only.
Mostly 18-105 is enough for most jobs, until you have a specific need.
I have the same two lenses with me :)
Nikkor 18 - 105 is a versatile workhorse and you dont go wrong with it :)

But mind well you can not use it in wildlife trips, the zoom turns out terribly short, will update you with samples as I am planning to write the log soon provided almighty gives enough time.

Canon has simillar lenses 18 - 135 and 18 - 200 off which later is a bit costly and bit soft at teleend to my liking.

will be looking which cam and lens you choose :p

BTW all these cameras I mentioned has burst shooting mode ranging from 6 to 11 fps. :)
 

NRJ

Member
In night there is problem with camera flash it shines more at white reflective place and all other area is black !
 

medpal

Member
In night there is problem with camera flash it shines more at white reflective place and all other area is black !
That is be cause, the sensor and light have straight line intelligence.

Meaning, when you fire flash in dark, the first object it hits, gets focused and captured by the sensor. Rendering all the objects around darker, thats the principle of physics, as flash gets diffused as it goes farther and wider.

Plus white surfaces reflect more light so definitely they will be brighter than other objects.

If you need even lighting all around then you may need flash diffusers, and multiple flashes which may be a difficult proposition with P & S cameras.
 

adsatinder

explorer
Thanks !
Dr. Bhavin Patel ji !
I also have same problem with my P & S (Nikon L24).
check this:
Dark Pic in Flash Light.jpg


I should use then diffused flash or paper on flash ?


But I placed the centre point towards up and this pic came right:
OK  Pic in Flash Light.JPG
 

medpal

Member
Satinderji, probably flash has not fired at all in the first photo, you can see from white strips on right side, your camera may have flashed for red eye reduction but not for exposure.

The problem with P&S is the shutter lag, you feel you captured the photo with flash while the actual capture has still not happened.
 

adsatinder

explorer
There are many such shots with flash compulsory on.
No red Eye Flash is used here.
just strips of reflector are main culprits most of the time.
try yourself on any
bus / vehicle or men in Jackets etc with reflector strips.

At 9-3-2014 meet,
in evening he was leaving.
Sun was down
little light was there.

[MENTION=25959]Lavs[/MENTION]
Sanjay ji 1
Flash On
Sanjay ji 1.jpg


Sanjay ji 2
Flash On
Sanjay ji 2.jpg


Sanjay ji 3
Flash On
Sanjay ji 3.jpg


Sanjay ji 4
No Flash
Sanjay ji 4.jpg
 
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