Budget cam with video

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Genghis7777 Junior Member • Posts: 36
Budget cam with video

Great camera for quick snaps, shooters on a budget and no time for mucking around. Shots aren't super sharp  and there is a lag between shooting and the shot being taken. You do learn to anticipate the moment. At low light levels, images are noisy and autofocus won't work too well.

It uses AA batteries which made using rechargeables possible.

But we were newly weds and within a month or two, came the news that we were expecting our first child, so money was scarce and time was precious too.

I had an EOS 650 film camera but processing film would have been prohibitively expensive too. So we bought this. We've got lots of excellent photos and video footage from that time but it lacked the flexibility of a DSLR.  The excellence comes from the subject matter, not from the quality of the images or the quality of the sound recordings.

Now it is the children's camera and they use it for learning about composition and lighting.

 Genghis7777's gear list:Genghis7777's gear list
Canon PowerShot A530 Canon EOS 20D Canon EOS 60D Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS +3 more
Canon PowerShot A530
5 megapixels • 1.8 screen • 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Announced: Feb 21, 2006
Genghis7777's score
2.5
Average community score
4.1
bad for good for
Kids / pets
mediocre
Action / sports
weak
Landscapes / scenery
mediocre
Portraits
mediocre
Low light (without flash)
poor
Flash photography (social)
awful
Studio / still life
weak
= community average
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