Posts Tagged ‘digital SLR’

Canon EOS-1D X Press Release

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Here a press release about the new Canon EOS-1D X. I’m still sticking to my old and ageing Canon 30D. Being a hobbyist, I don’t really want to splurge and upgrade all the time. Mainly, if I can continue to take good photos with my existing photography equipment, there is no hurry to change unless my current equipment goes kaput such as my last couple of digital compact cameras.

Going for this pro DSLR, with its huge 18.1 megapixel full frame sensor, your photo size would be very large especially if you store them in RAW format. If you plan on doing serious photography or need really high quality photos for sale, then that is the way to go. For simple pleasures for your own hobby portfolio or family album, such huge sizes are overkill.

Still there are power photographers just as there are power users for digital gadgets and computers for those who want to squeeze out every bit of feature from their equipment. So this would be it I suppose! (more…)

Buying reliable Photography Equipment

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

My friend sends me an article with the title “Study: Cheap Cameras Break More than Expensive Ones, and Panasonic Breaks Least”. Thinking back on my experience on photography equipment that I bought, I agree with the title. The article should read “Cheap Compact Cameras breaks more…” as the study only refers to compact cameras and not on DSLR because they didn’t have enough data for comparison of DSLR camera warranty claim. (more…)

Canon Shutter Button Problem

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

At first it happened to my brother-in-law’s Canon EOS 40D DSLR camera, and then now it was my Canon EOS 30D DSLR shutter button that was not working.

The Canon shutter button problem is rather irritating when it happens. You will still be able to get a focus lock, but upon further depressing the shutter button, the shutter would not release!

“What gives?” and you will be wondering what happened to your Canon DSLR camera. (more…)

Canon Picture Style

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Most of the modern photography equipment provides a simple way for how a basic photography will be processed. In the Canon DSLR they call it picture style setting which provide a certain amount of control over how the photo is processed. While most compacts will provide three simple settings called Neutral, Standard and Vivid, the Canon DSLR provide a much wider fine tuning.

The photography basics mode that comes pre-set with the camera body are: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome. An additional 3 user define settings where you can download additional picture style into your camera for additional choices of photographic expression. (more…)

Panasonic GH1

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 released by Panasonic consumer electronics was introduced as its second Micro Four Thirds digital camera.

The new 12.1 megapixel camera features a compact body that is smaller than the standard DSLR digital cameras. The Panasonic GH1 comes with a few new improvements including a new Venus Engine HD inage sensor, which delivers better noise reduction performance and faster image processing speeds. (more…)

Choosing your first Digital SLR for photography

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

When it comes to digital SLR photography equipment, only two brands come into mind – Canon and Nikon. These two brands are the best way to go for learning photography basics. No other brands has come up with the sheer amount of models and innovation as these two manufacturers. (more…)