Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 11, 2007, 7:39 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
algold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Israel
Posts: 369
Default

E500 has more noise at high ISO than Canon, Nikon or Pentax. If you shoot with a tripod at low ISO there will very little if any difference :-)

IMHO there is no point to upgrade from S9000 to S9100. As it has been said already taking a photo course will give you much more than a newer camera can. It's a good idea to fix the command dial if it's broken though. Fuji has all the automatic, semi-automatic and manual modes you will need in any camera, including DSLR.
algold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11, 2007, 7:59 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default

TCav wrote:
Quote:
fldspringer wrote:
Quote:
Of the DSLRs mentioned, the E500 would be the most handicapped in low light applications without flash. The remainder perform pretty much on par with each other. I have the E500 and love it. I don't do much interior photography, however.
Actually, the kit lenses for all the dSLRs the OP mentioned have maximum apertures of f/3.5, which is the same for the 14-45 for the E-500. Is there another reason why the E-500 would be handicapped in low light?
As Algold has indicated, hi ISO noise is more pronounced with the E500. It noise tends to have a more objectionable texture also. I limit my shots to ISO 400. With a noise reduction program, I suppose ISO 800 would be useable.

Olympus has been making steady progress in this area with their new cameras. The E410/E510 series is pretty much a wash with their competition.

The E500 is a great daylight camera. It also has a fairly powerful built in flash also. Existing light indoor photography is not its strong suit.


fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2007, 8:31 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
rfortson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 349
Default

TCav wrote:
Quote:
fldspringer wrote:
Quote:
Of the DSLRs mentioned, the E500 would be the most handicapped in low light applications without flash. The remainder perform pretty much on par with each other. I have the E500 and love it. I don't do much interior photography, however.
Actually, the kit lenses for all the dSLRs the OP mentioned have maximum apertures of f/3.5, which is the same for the 14-45 for the E-500. Is there another reason why the E-500 would be handicapped in low light?
Olympus uses a smaller sensor than the other dSLRs. That equates to more noise, though the internal processor can do a pretty good job of dealing with it.

All other things being equal, smaller sensor equates to more noise.
rfortson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2007, 10:44 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 35
Default

Let me know what you end up with Scott. I have the S6000fd and am in the same boat as you. You may have a look at the Olympus E-510, it has an upper hand in resolution versus the D40 or XTi if you setup the noise filter and sharpness properly. It comes with a great kit lens and Olympus (Zuico?) and Sigma make several more compatible with the 4/3 camera. Don't forget our Fuji use xD cards so that saves you $50 for start-up.

I do a bit of moon shooting and stars, constellations etc. I know the Canon lacks spot metering which is important for taking pictures of the moon, and the Nikon lacks mirror-lock up which helps in minimizing camera movements.
Jarrett84 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:09 AM.