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Old 28th May 2008, 10:52   #2371
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Anirudh, you were asking about switching to dSLR other day. Now when you look at KB ka DP episode, you get the idea. It will end up costing you 2-3 times of your orginal budget. Not to forget all the weight you have to lug around.
More than switching to dSLR it was actually the need for a camera for my brother. Decided to stick to the prosumer rage S3 / Fz8 / 560uz etc. Thanks for the talk that day

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My friend said charger along with batteries pack is a good idea. What do you guys think?
Get the Sandisk 2gb card it should cost 8-10$ if not less.

Batteries ask for 2500 or 2700 NiMH + charger pack that are slow charging as they will give you a good life. Not aware of brands but anything he picks up from the camera store should be decent.
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Do not buy just any 2500 or 2700mAh NiMH batteries.
Look for good brands like Duracell or Camelion or even everready
Avoid Panasonic etc., because their are more often than not fake.
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More than switching to dSLR it was actually the need for a camera for my brother. Decided to stick to the prosumer rage S3 / Fz8 / 560uz etc. Thanks for the talk that day
the biggest advantage a DSLR has over prosumer cams is the size of the sensor (APS-C is 10x that of 1/2.5"), the next biggest advantage is the lens (even a single lens solution like the Nikon 18-200mm lens has better and bigger glass than the best lenses on a Prosumer).

Now if all you are doing is making prints (smaller than 6x8) a prosumer is great. Once you are looking at expand the output of your images to say 36x24" (like a large Plasma/LCD TV) a APS-C is a minimum.
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the next biggest advantage is the lens (even a single lens solution like the Nikon 18-200mm lens has better and bigger glass than the best lenses on a Prosumer).
There is an exception to this rule, the Sony R1, the glass it has is equivalent to Canon L class
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Now if all you are doing is making prints (smaller than 6x8) a prosumer is great. Once you are looking at expand the output of your images to say 36x24" (like a large Plasma/LCD TV) a APS-C is a minimum.
If you stick to ISO 100 or whereabouts, you will not find any problem in large prints.
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More than switching to dSLR it was actually the need for a camera for my brother. Decided to stick to the prosumer rage S3 / Fz8 / 560uz etc. Thanks for the talk that day



Get the Sandisk 2gb card it should cost 8-10$ if not less.

Batteries ask for 2500 or 2700 NiMH + charger pack that are slow charging as they will give you a good life. Not aware of brands but anything he picks up from the camera store should be decent.
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Do not buy just any 2500 or 2700mAh NiMH batteries.
Look for good brands like Duracell or Camelion or even everready
Avoid Panasonic etc., because their are more often than not fake.


Thanks very much guys. Have emailed my friend regarding all these.

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There is an exception to this rule, the Sony R1, the glass it has is equivalent to Canon L class

If you stick to ISO 100 or whereabouts, you will not find any problem in large prints.
The R1 is discontinued. It was an excellent cam with nice glass and a resonably large sensor as well.

TSK, have you seen the output of a P&S (1/2.5" CCD) on a large TV? I have (Canon 870 or 46" LCD) and it was disappointing. I assumed prints will suffer similarly.
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I have seen large prints from S3IS(don't remember the size buy they are 16" atleast).
The shot was at ISO 100 .
As long as you stick to low ISOs there is no problem.
For example even an ultra compact like the Fuji F50FD will give you great large prints at ISO 100 and below.
the now discontinued Fuji F31fd could do great prints at ISO 400 too.
The newly launched 60fps casio can give you high quality 1080 HD video, and great clean still pictures at ISO 200 and below, though its only 6MP.
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are there any good tutorials for NIKON D60 or on Digital SLR Photography?
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are there any good tutorials for NIKON D60 or on Digital SLR Photography?
Or on P&S photography
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have you seen the output of a P&S (1/2.5" CCD) on a large TV? I have (Canon 870 or 46" LCD) and it was disappointing. I assumed prints will suffer similarly.
No idea about prints (since it might large number of pixels at higher DPI), but issue with large TV is strange.

Rationale is, TV sets have very limited resolution. Even Full-HD TV will have 1920 * 1020 resolution. Which is less 3 Mega pixels. So even prosumers should produce good-enough resolution for viewing on TV.

Anyone has some idea about what could be the issue here....
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are there any good tutorials for NIKON D60 or on Digital SLR Photography?

For Nikon DSLR guides, check KenRockwell.com. There's a pretty comprehensive guide to the D40, which should have a lot in common with the functionalities on the D60 as well.
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For Nikon DSLR guides, check KenRockwell.com. There's a pretty comprehensive guide to the D40, which should have a lot in common with the functionalities on the D60 as well.

Yep,
dpreview is also good, does anyone have the Wiley digital Field Guide or Thom Hogans - D60 guide

there is another video tutorial from elitevideo.com , does any one has it?

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Anyone has some idea about what could be the issue here....
very simple it has more to do with the SIZE of the pixels than the number of pixels.

The size of the pixels in a 10MP D-SLR is 10x (in area) to that of a 10MP P&S (baring a few rare big sensor P&S camers like the Sony R100). When blown up to 40"+ size problems will arise.
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very simple it has more to do with the SIZE of the pixels than the number of pixels.
Makes sense (and size of pixels on large TV will be much higher then PC Monitors). But the way TV is handling images can be a factor as well. Will try testing few images when I get a chance.
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My Canon EOS 40D with the Siggy 17-70 got delivered today - Its on a plane to India as we speak!!

Cant wait to lay my hands on it!!!

Having said that I realise most of my initial shots are going to be extremely disappointing - till I teach myself some basics - and some Post Processing!
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