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Old Nov 22, 2011, 6:10 AM   #21
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the image u posted above(green snake) cannot be acquired by the camera u mentioned)...ofcourse not......it is taken from heavy geared DSLR for sure...and images are actually not great by the camera its upon cameraman,,the clicker...how well he percieve thelight conditions and angles ..and shoots with settings in camera decide the clairvoyance !!!
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 2:10 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Bob Nichol View Post
By blurred background you mean shallow depth of field (DOF). DOF is a function of distance (closer is shallower), aperture (smaller f/number is shallower) and focal length (larger millimeters is shallower). Shallow DOF on your camera can be tricky since the actual focal length is short compared to a DSLR lens and the aperture doesn't get to very small numbers particularly at the telephoto end.

Best effort would be to get as close as possible to the subject, zoom out as much as possible and keep the f/stop number small.
I think this is the best explanation for depth of field (DOF), and how to achieve it, that I've ever read!

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Old Jan 16, 2012, 4:54 AM   #23
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More zoom + less f/number will give you very good blurred background.
Look at this.(taken by Canon Powershot) (best setting is portrait mode)

As per my experience this camera has lot of settings and capability. If you want some experiment and shoot in raw try CHDK CHDK
A nice camera can take nice picture is like saying nice guitar plays good music.
flickr Canon Powershot SX40 HS

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