MarkInSF

MarkInSF

Joined on Jan 11, 2012

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  • The RX100 has such high resolution that you can crop quite a bit and still end up with nice images. Realistically, if you cut off 25% on each side you get the same framing as you would with a ...
  • Replied in 9-18mm.....
    No good reason to go with the EOS-M when there are so many good alternatives with more extensive lens choices and no doubt about the commitment of the maker (no guarantees in the long run for any, ...
  • They can be put in full auto mode and will be no harder to use than any other camera.   Panasonic makes especially good cameras for beginners.   You might also check out the Panasonic LX7.  It ...
  • The Sony is a fine camera, but for this purpose not ideal.   The 29 minute video length recording will drive you nuts in no time, as will constantly having to mess with batteries and load your ...
  • The Sony is a good enough camera and a good deal, but it may not meet all of your goals.   It will give good image quality in most circumstances, but the zoom range is very limited.   This is ...
  • You'd be limited to those focal lengths covered by the kit lens. Many common subjects are commonly shot outside the range of kit lenses. Many landscapes, most architectural photography, and many ...
  • Because it is difficult? Large sensors require large lenses. Zooms with a lot of range need to be enormous to work with a big sensor. That's why bridge cameras with 40x, 50x, 60x zoom ranges ...
  • Neither does anyone else.   It would help if you gave a little background on yourself and explained what sorts of photography you think you would enjoy the most.   And don't list every kind or I ...
  • Replied in Hate.....
    I like this kit quite a lot. The deficiencies of the kit lens are not too likely to bother a comparative beginner, and its size and weight make it a very easy lens for travel or street shooting. ...
  • Reputable dealers don't package up a bunch of trash and call it a bargain.  The bundles I've seen at the top vendors didn't have as many items and might cost more, but the stuff they included was ...
  • At that modest price you may be able to find a Canon S110 (it has been replaced by the similar S120, but still seems available.)  This has a sensor with about twice the area of those in typical ...
  • I'd focus more on the image quality.   Waterproof/ruggedized cameras are generally pretty poor performers for the money, worse even than very undistinguished point & shoot models.   The ...
  • Ah, a thread brought back from the dead.   The advice given three months ago largely applies today, though there are other options than those discussed.   The ultra-compact Panasonic GM1 has had ...
  • Agreed.   It is a fun camera that is only at its best in daylight.   Also, the wonderfully fast hybrid focus is only fast in bright light.    In low light it has to rely on contrast detection only ...
  • Bokeh is often misused to mean shallow depth of field when it really means the character of out of focus regions. I suspect you are asking whether these cameras can effectively blur backgrounds. ...
  • It is a very good camera and an excellent value.   It is so different from a dslrs that it is hard to say whether it is commensurate or not.   The image quality is likely to be similar, though the ...
  • I don't know English prices though I know most things are more expensive over there.   I'm going to set an upper US price of $500, as that is about right for the exchange rate. Entry-level dslrs ...
  • You've been lucky enough to get excellent answers from others, and I agree completely with them.   Your list here is quite nicely thought out and if you need to spend all your money at one time ...
  • I doubt he expects his budget to double, which it might have to if he got a 6D and appropriate lenses.   No beginner needs to spend thousands unless they have so much money the price is ...
  • Cameras like the Ricoh and the X100S are great tools for those who really like the particular focal length they offer, but most of their owners also have other, more flexible cameras.   I think ...
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