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so..uh... Nikon wins.. hands down.

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    DigitalDud

    jamie wrote:
    well ya you can.. its just the focus

    basically all small cameras take pics of things ...flat

    SLR just means... depth /  burred BG but focus on object...

    * sometimes you wish you could get flat on them though



    I don't think you need an SLR for aperture priority, I've seen several point-and-shoot cameras that do that.

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    Ion Todirel

    I love my D40 Tongue Out D40 ftw

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    Ion Todirel

    phreaks wrote:
    Ok, thanks.

    Not sure if I understand exactly, but the premise is that a nice SLR will give me noticably better pictures... ?
    considering how small your camera sensor is, of course it will! Smiley (much more better)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SensorSizes.png

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    phreaks

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    
    phreaks wrote:
    Ok, thanks.

    Not sure if I understand exactly, but the premise is that a nice SLR will give me noticably better pictures... ?
    considering how small your camera sensor is, of course it will! Smiley (much more better)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SensorSizes.png


    hmm, this is from a review of my camera
    Some Reviewer Person wrote:

    Bottom Line: Very cool super zoom with very good picture quality but the wimpy small sensor brings the camera’s overall score down.'


    WTF is a sensor and how do I know how big it is for future reference?

    So size does matter?!? :O:s

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    Ion Todirel

    phreaks wrote:
    WTF is a sensor and how do I know how big it is for future reference?

    So size does matter?!?

    well that depends on what kind of camera do you have, historically DSLR's have a bigger sensor size while digi-cam's have a much smaller one (tipically ranging from 1/1.7" - 1/2.5")

    what's a camera sensor? now common, you are a software guy don't you know anything about hardware, electronics and all cool stuff? a bigger sensor will get better images because it is more sensitive and have better dynamic range and other stuff... so yes size does matter not mega-pixels, well lens also matters but that another story

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    GoddersUK

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    so yes size does matter not mega-pixels


    Surely megapixels are determined by sensor size?

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    Ion Todirel

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    Ion Todirel wrote:
    so yes size does matter not mega-pixels


    Surely megapixels are determined by sensor size?
    no, who said that? what I've meant is that sensor size is a more important thing to consider than MP

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    GoddersUK

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    no, who said that? what I've meant is that sensor size is a more important thing to consider than MP


    Surely the sensor size is determined by the number of light sensitive areas on the ccd, and surely each of those light sensitive areas translates directly to one pixel (forgive me if I'm wrong, but that's just what seems logical Tongue Out).

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    GoddersUK

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    Ion Todirel wrote:
    no, who said that? what I've meant is that sensor size is a more important thing to consider than MP


    Surely the sensor size is determined by the number of light sensitive areas on the ccd, and surely each of those light sensitive areas translates directly to one pixel (forgive me if I'm wrong, but that's just what seems logical ).


    Sensor size is determined by the physical size of the sensor.  This does not necessarily mean that there are more pixels on the sensor (the D40 is only a 6 MP camera, for example), and more pixels are not necessarily better--  at the same sensor size, fewer pixels mean each light sensitive area is larger, which means more light's hitting each element and the camera's more sensitive (this means lower noise and better low-light performance).

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    Ion Todirel

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    the D40
    it's great to see more D40 owners who are also niners Tongue Out

    what kind of lenses do you have for D40?

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    SaraJoRedux

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    GoddersUK

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    Sensor size is determined by the physical size of the sensor.  This does not necessarily mean that there are more pixels on the sensor (the D40 is only a 6 MP camera, for example), and more pixels are not necessarily better--  at the same sensor size, fewer pixels mean each light sensitive area is larger, which means more light's hitting each element and the camera's more sensitive (this means lower noise and better low-light performance)

    So bigger sensor > More light,

    the size on the sensor=1 pixel is variable

    correct?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    
    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    the D40
    it's great to see more D40 owners who are also niners

    what kind of lenses do you have for D40?


    Just the kit lens (18-55mm/f3.5-5.6)...  I'm a poor university student Wink

    I want to get the 55-200mm lens, though...  relatively inexpensive, but decent quality and good reach.  I also wish Nikon would come out with a good, fast AF-S prime lens (around 35-50mm)...  that's the only real hole in their AF-S lineup.  The equivalent Sigma lens (that would work on the D40) isn't that great, plus it's rather expensive.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    Sensor size is determined by the physical size of the sensor.  This does not necessarily mean that there are more pixels on the sensor (the D40 is only a 6 MP camera, for example), and more pixels are not necessarily better--  at the same sensor size, fewer pixels mean each light sensitive area is larger, which means more light's hitting each element and the camera's more sensitive (this means lower noise and better low-light performance)

    So bigger sensor > More light,

    the size on the sensor=1 pixel is variable

    correct?


    Correct.

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    ZippyV

    I'd like to buy a digital camera too. There are a lot of mariages and other things coming up in our family and maybe it's time for something decent. I've never taken many pictures with the old cheap family camera but I did learn in school about photography and how to work with a reflex camera.

    Would the D40 be a good idea for an amateur/wannabe like me or should I go for a cheap Sony Cybershot with a Carl Zeiss lens?

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    Lloyd_Humph

    ZippyV wrote:
    I'd like to buy a digital camera too. There are a lot of mariages and other things coming up in our family and maybe it's time for something decent. I've never taken many pictures with the old cheap family camera but I did learn in school about photography and how to work with a reflex camera.

    Would the D40 be a good idea for an amateur/wannabe like me or should I go for a cheap Sony Cybershot with a Carl Zeiss lens?


    Once again I'm going to sing the praises of my FZ18 - I mean, it was £200 and it's pretty damn good for the money.

    18x Optically stabalized lens
    8MP
    Fully Manual
    So many picture modes you'll never use them, and they're flexible so you don't get sterile images with them.

    I love it Big Smile

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    Massif

    Bah! You point and shoot types.

    Me <3 Sony A100 (yes yes, I know they're on 700 and 350 now, but I was an early adopter and I love my camera Tongue Out)

    Also, Me <3 my flickr pro account.

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