Wednesday, March 21, 2007

SLR vs Non-SLR

To start photography, its better to have non SLR normal camera where we don't bother for focusing, mode, DOF etc. Just open and click. Maximum we can change the mode from landscape to portrait or night shot. It gives us liberty to concentrate on the object and we can take pictures much faster. A beginner can easily operate normal digital camera. He need to have a steady hand sometime if not the camera has image stabilizer.

The subject of the picture is completely independent irrespective of the nature of the camera. So choosing and concentrating on object has nothing with SLR. But what matters in SLR is how you want to make the picture better, different and SLR gives the flexibility to play with the object depending on its nature.

So just compare SLR vs Non-SLR one by one.

1)Depth of Field (DOF)

The following two pictures have been taken in SLR, canon 350D; with varied apertures, shutter speed and ISO. In the first one DOF is so small that even the last leaves are not prompt, whereas DOF in second one quite long. The background is clear. This variety of DOF is only possible in SLR, where as in normal camera it is fixed.

2)Portrait (First one taken in SLR Canon 350D and Second one in Normal Canon Powershot)

Both the picture has taken in Portrait mode. One can observe the sharpness in SLR, with narrow DOF, a true Portrait picture; whereas the other one in normal one is in wide and fixed DOF. So, undoubtedly the SLR one is quite better.

Nothing more I have to say, see the links of Sunio (normal Canon) and Nafplio (SLR)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

4 MP and 8 MP

For ordinary use, I think normal (not SLR) 4 MP camera is more than enough. Even though we zoom little and play it looks perfect for 5x7 even 8x10 printing. So never go for more than 5MP if you do not have any special need for it, as more the MP bigger the size of it. So it can be problem in storing the pics after certain point of time.

But If you want to get more out of a picture 8-10MP is best and SLR is obviously better as I have compared in the following picture.

This one(following) is taken in Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 , 4 Mega Pixel camera - the best normal camera I have seen so far. I have edited the picture in two ways.
1) Full Saturation - Color of sky and trees are faded
2) 100% Zoom - Got little Blurred

This one(following) is taken in Canon 350 DSLR, 8 Mega Pixel camera - I am currently Using. After compacting(resizing) I have edited the picture in two ways.
1) Full Saturation - Color of sky and trees are not faded

2) 100% Zoom - Much Better than the 4MP one