Extreme Digital Photography – Near Point-and-Shoot

When the old Olympus digital camera interrupted during caving during a family camping trip, I felt mixed feelings. After a long time, I felt that some of my pictures were hindered by camera constraints, but I do not expect to spend money on another.

The old camera was not bad, but there were situations when it was difficult to make good pictures with it. For example, if pictures of my boyfriend's basketball games, such as the camera, slow down the exposure to try to improve the exposure, and this fast-moving player might feel as if it were obscure. The flash did not help because this distance was not good. All I could do was change the ISO sensitivity and make the images grainy. The camera is slow too, so I miss a good picture for half a minute. There was another problem with football games; the players were so far away that the camera's zoom was not enough.

For a while I tried to use the old Yashica 35mm film. I also bought a big enough telephoto lens from eBay and managed to get some very nice football games. Unfortunately, however, I found that I did not save money if I did not buy a new digital image because photo processing was so expensive, especially when I added the extra costs for the CDs. The Yashica also had a manual focus that provided maximum control, but sometimes I was not fast enough in the focus and the shot was pampered. The worst thing is, since I did not see the pictures until I paid for the process, we found that there are a few times when there are good shots for a whole roll. Digitally, I made a lot more recordings and deleted the bad ones. Finally, I decided I needed a new digital, but flooded the control Yashica had given me. Simple point-and-shoot was not good enough. I wanted a good optical zoom camera (the digital zoom was just a marketing game) that would allow me to capture multiple features of the cameras. I also wanted a camera with a quality lens (often ignored by consumer cameras) but I did not want to spend much money. Finally, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 3MP digital camera was installed with 12x optical zoom.

Everyone in digital cameras looks at MP first (megapixel), but 3MP is good enough for photo quality. So this is a great area for potential cost savings. Personally, I'd rather spend money on features that really help me make better pictures, not just bigger ones. And Lumix is ​​such a thing. Also note that if you get a higher MP camera, you need a larger, more expensive memory card.

This camera is really too big to be wired, which can cause problems for some people, and if the adapter is used for filters, it is even larger. However, this is quite easy (thanks to the large battery type) and I love the camera that fits in hand rather than feeling like a game. There is also reason why professionals are around the big cameras. This is because they bring better images … if they know how to properly use them. Most people do not realize that the telephoto lens is not only used for taking farther images. Great for portraits too. And for shooting my son's football games the bigger the zoom, the better.

One of the great things about a camera is that my wife, who wants simple things, can simply use the camera. So you can take great pictures of the kids birthday party and without having to learn all the features of the camera. Sometimes I used the "simple mode", but in basketball and other extreme situations I have the opportunity to use the shutter or the manual mode and have better results. With 12x optical zoom, the camera is great for football games.

I was looking at posts on the web where people who bought digital cameras wonder why they can not get good pictures in certain situations. The answer is simple. Most cameras are designed for the average user who wants something small and simple. They are not prepared to work well in extreme situations.

In this article, I described what I need when buying a camera. Your needs may be completely different and may vary over time (like mine). However, if you carefully evaluate your individual needs and take into account the advantages and disadvantages of different cameras before buying them, you will certainly avoid annoying surprises.