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Can "Point & Shoot" cameras do "serious" work?

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Old 06-04-2007, 12:01 PM
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Re: Can "Point & Shoot" cameras do "serious" work?

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Its the operator, not the camera for most photos.

Kind of like getting up from a great meal and complementing the cook on all the great pots and pans they must have in the kitchen.....
Ditto on what Mike said!!!
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:45 PM
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Re: Can "Point & Shoot" cameras do "serious" work?

I also agree with Mike, but being a P&S grad, I think they have enough drawbacks to not be used as an "exclusive" camera.

There are times when you want to have a P&S - shutter noise, pocket-ability, water resistance/proof bodies. But when I take my wife's P&S out over my dSLR, I am doing so knowing that I will have to deal with a certain degree of noise, chromatic aberration, and other foibles that I don't worry about with my dSLR.

People often ask me what is the best camera that they should buy. I have certain opinions based on the person's experience level and the various reviews I have read, but I clearly state one important fact every time this comes up: The best camera is the one you have with you.
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:36 AM
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Re: Can "Point & Shoot" cameras do "serious" work?

Sometimes.... you have no choice.

At my old job we did a photoshoot where we shot some snowboarders doing jumps and pretty cool stuff. The photographer brought along his newest camera a Hasselblad H3 (I think it was) and that was sadly too slow to capture the snowboarders.....

So the whole thing was shot with some random persons P&S Canon camera. And it ended up looking great.

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Old 06-12-2007, 06:12 AM
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Re: Can "Point & Shoot" cameras do "serious" work?

whatever camera that was( and i am happy it was a p&S) , what a cool shot

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Old 06-12-2007, 09:09 AM
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Re: Can "Point & Shoot" cameras do "serious" work?

Nice pic, but it's a skier not a snowboarder.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:41 AM
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Re: Can "Point & Shoot" cameras do "serious" work?

The only serious limitation I'm aware of for P&S cameras nowadays is that almost none of the current models capture raw files.
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