09-17-2012, 04:00 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
My Ride: Suburban LT 4x4
You don't have to do anything manually. You can just get more creative if you do. The important part of a pocket camera is the lens quality and the processor.
Originally Posted by SLVR JDM
So basically I'm still going to have to learn how to use the DSLR controls proficiently if I want these cameras to really shine over lesser P&S cameras then, right?
If that is the case I guess I'll just have to make the time to learn about it more.
The new Digic 5 HS system is mind boggling IMO. You can take 10 high burst pics in 1 second. You can do 1/10 normal speed slow motion video. Not only does it have face recognition, you can even prioritize it so your kid is always in focus in a crowd!
The new Digic 5 processor figures out what you are doing and sets the camera accordingly. It works pretty darn well.
Here is 75% of what you need to know when doing manual controls.....
Auto = Wife mode, on the go, etc.
Tv = You set the shutter, it does everything else. So if you know you are shooing action or your hand is moving around a lot, Set it high like 1/1000 and the camera will do everything it can to give you the light you need. Take the pic. Good? No? drop down to 1/500 or 1/250 until its bright enough.
Av = You set the depth of field, it does everything else. Want a blurry background? Set it as low (f1.8 or f2.0) as possible and the camera does the rest (increases shutter speed, etc.) Picture too bright? increase the f stop.
There are the basics to play with. Rest assured though, the Digic 5 stuff takes great pics in Auto. It also asks you want you want to shoot in other modes. In other words, you want a blurry background (yes/no) then sets the camera.
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