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Old May 18, 2005, 3:15 AM   #1
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Hi there, im back, my computer was a mess and now some guy fixed it and i can go on, ok so i would like your advice on this:

I will buy a digital camera, i am a point and shoot guy, but i would like to learn as much as i can of photography so i need basically a cam that:

- Image Stabilization (shaky hands)

- Nice indoors pictures / low light

- Best picture quality i can get.

- Good zoom

I was thinking on a panasonic Fz20 but i also thought about Canon Digital Rebel 6.3 MP but i dunno it the Rebel can be used as a point and shoot camera, i looked at steve's review and the sample pictures were jsut amazing, but i dunno if its the kind of cam that should be used with tripod for pictures to get good, of if it can be used as Point n shoot. I would be glad to listen to your opinions. Thanx in advance.
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Old May 18, 2005, 7:41 AM   #2
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... but i dunno if its the kind of cam that should be used with tripod ...
Just about any camera except some of the ultrcompacts can be used with a tripod. Watch for a camera that has a remote shutter release, and watch out for those using an infrared wireless controller that can only be used in front of the camera - awkward at best unless you are in the picture.
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... but i dunno if its the kind of cam that should be used with tripod ...
Just about any camera except some of the ultrcompacts can be used with a tripod. Watch for a camera that has a remote shutter release, and watch out for those using an infrared wireless controller that can only be used in front of the camera - awkward at best unless you are in the picture.

indeed, i know that any cam can be used with a triopd but if get the rebel will i need it folr point and shoot pictures?
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I don't have a dSLR, but my impression is that any of them can be used as a PHD (Push Here Dummy) camera. However, they set their defaults for minimum changes so it is very likely that you will want to set up your own defaults for such things as sharpness, contrast, saturation, ... All of those can be done after the fact with a photo editor, but they cannot always be undone.

So you should expect to do a fair amount of experimenting to get it where you want.
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