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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 21, 2010, 7:50 AM
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Posted By JimC
That's a matter of taste. Most dSLR models use...

That's a matter of taste. Most dSLR models use less aggressive image processing by default for things like sharpening, contrast, saturation, etc.

But, most are fairly "tunable", with a variety...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 21, 2010, 7:29 AM
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Posted By JimC
I don't think you're understanding how the AF...

I don't think you're understanding how the AF systems work. By default, most dSLR models use a wide area focus mode, and will try to find the closest subject, even if that subject is not the one in...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 20, 2010, 6:10 PM
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Posted By JimC
You'll have a *much* shallower depth of field...

You'll have a *much* shallower depth of field (how much of the image is in focus as you get further away from your focus point) with a dSLR for a given aperture and subject framing.

That can come...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 18, 2010, 8:05 PM
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Posted By JimC
ditto. The Sony 75-300mm is not a great lens and...

ditto. The Sony 75-300mm is not a great lens and tends to be a bit softer on it's longer end (as do most similar lens designs). You'd be better off with the Sony or Tamron 55-200mm instead, or if...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 18, 2010, 4:07 PM
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Posted By JimC
Look... if you really want to believe that there...

Look... if you really want to believe that there are metering differences like that between the A230 and A450 for the same image, with them claiming accurate metering for the A230 and a tendency...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 17, 2010, 6:48 PM
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Posted By JimC
Those prices seem too low, unless they're without...

Those prices seem too low, unless they're without VAT or something, as I'm seeing the A450 kit for 389 at jessops.com

Personally, I'd buy the A450 between them, as I currently use a Sony A700 and...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 17, 2010, 4:55 PM
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Posted By JimC
AFAIK, it's not going to be released here. Sony...

AFAIK, it's not going to be released here. Sony decided to make the A450 a Europe only camera.

Now, you probably will see more new dSLR models released this year from Sony, and chances are,...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 17, 2010, 4:30 PM
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Posted By JimC
The A450 has the same sensor and image processing...

The A450 has the same sensor and image processing engine as the A550; and in the U.K., the A450 kit is priced about the same as the 1000D (XS) kit now after a new price drop.

See this This Post...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 16, 2010, 2:08 PM
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Posted By JimC
Well... I'd try them out in stores and find a...

Well... I'd try them out in stores and find a model you're comfortable with. Skip going out to dinner for a few nights out if you want something other than the entry level models). ;-)
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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 16, 2010, 1:53 PM
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Posted By JimC
Don't get me wrong... If budget won't permit...

Don't get me wrong... If budget won't permit spending that much, the entry level models are still going to be much better than a typical point and shoot model in more conditions.

It's just very...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 16, 2010, 1:14 PM
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Posted By JimC
From my perspective, there is no way I'd buy a...

From my perspective, there is no way I'd buy a camera like the Sony A230 unless you're on a *very* tight budget and can't afford to spend just a bit more, when you can buy a *much* better camera in...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 16, 2010, 1:07 PM
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Posted By JimC
The A230 is using a Sony 10MP CCD sensor (as do...

The A230 is using a Sony 10MP CCD sensor (as do cameras like the D80 you just mentioned). It's not as good as the newer Sony sensor designs as ISO speeds are increased (like you may want to do in...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 16, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Posted By JimC
What mags, and compared to what? The A450...

What mags, and compared to what?

The A450 has the same Image Quality as the A550, which is a pretty good camera compared to the entry level models like you're looking at. Shooting JPEG, it's...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 16, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Posted By JimC
Neither. I'd buy a new camera with a...

Neither.

I'd buy a new camera with a warranty instead (2 years in the U.K. from what I can tell from listings, although I don't keep up with U.K. policies much). For example, here is a Nikon...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 15, 2010, 5:20 PM
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Posted By JimC
I wish Sony would have marketed the A450 in the...

I wish Sony would have marketed the A450 in the U.S., as I think it would appeal to buyers that don't care about a tilting LCD and fast AF Live View like you'd get with the A550, yet appreciate the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 15, 2010, 4:12 PM
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Posted By JimC
With an under 400 budget in the U.K., you may...

With an under 400 budget in the U.K., you may also want to take a look at the Sony A450 kit, as I see a recent 100.00 price drop on it. For example, Jessops has it for 379.00 delivered right now...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 15, 2010, 1:24 PM
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Views: 13,857
Posted By JimC
CCD sensors have been the traditional favorites...

CCD sensors have been the traditional favorites for image applications requiring lower noise levels and better dynamic range, and most of the sensor type comparisons you'll find online will show...
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