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Prakash

Nikon has released P90, which is a prosumer camera, featuring functions found in professional cameras. This is a good alternative if you need more than a point-and-shoot but are not yet ready for an SLR.

Many people buy an SLR and then they continue to shoot in auto mode because they don’t know how to use the other features. Or once they start using those features, they don’t have the means to buy all the lenses.

A very good alternative is the Nikon P90, which has several features found in an SLR with the only limitation that you can’t change the lens. The need of which may not arise as the lens included is quite versatile.

What I liked.

  • 24X Optical Zoom
  • 12Megapixel camera
  • Vari-angle LCD
  • Image Stabilisation
  • 3″ LCD
  • 2.8 Aperture
  • ISO 64-6400
  • Electronic View Finder
  • Option of Manual Mode, apart from Program model, Aperture/Shutter priority
  • Face detection and Smile mode, automatically releases the shutter when the person smiles.
  • Blink warning, warns you if the person has blinked.
  • Macro mode
  • Li-on battery
  • SD Card
  • 460g Weight
  • Shutter speed upto 8 seconds, wish they had more

What I didn’t like:

No RAW mode.

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    Prakash

    After all the megapixel race where camera manufacturers were increasing megapixels with each new model, Canon is the first to reduce 14.7 megapixel to 10 megapixel.

    I have been saying this all this while, that megapixels don’t matter any more and I am happy that Canon is doing the right thing.

    When Canon came up with a new model of G11 which replaces the G10, they decided to reduce the megapixel and improve the image quality. What they found was that while increasing megapixels was making the customer feel that they are getting something better, it wasn’t adding any much value other than increasing the file sizes. In fact it was generating more noise at higher ISOs, resulting in poor photo quality.

    Here are some key features of G11, which is a professional quality point-and-shoot. Designed to be as a backup camera for professionals.

    • 10 Megapixel camera
    • 5X wide-angel optical zoom
    • Optical Image stabilisation
    • 2.8″ swirl LCD
    • Support for RAW
    • 2 Stop advantage over G10, due to reduction in megapixel and increasing sensor sensitivity
    • VGA Movies
    • HDMI connectivity
    • Lithium Ion battery
    • Built in flash
    • SD/SDHC card support

    Looks like a good option of you need better photo quality and features, want to move up from a point-and-shoot and are not yet ready for an SLR.

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    Prakash

    Canon 7D
    Nikon D300s

    Canon has launched a new 18 Megapixel Digital Camera. I don’t know if Megapixel matter anymore unless you are going to print large banners. Anyways here is the specs.

    • 18 Megapixel
    • 1080p HD Video recording at 30fps
    • 8 Frames aper second continuous shooting
    • Environmental sealing for those harsh environments: Beaches, Deserts and dusty places.
    • Metallic Body
    • CF Card (wonder why they didn’t standardise on SD)
    • 19 Focal points
    • Live View
    • Built in Flash and optional external flashes
    • HDMI Connectivity
    • Weight 820g
    • Option for Battery Grip (for extra batteries) or Wireless Grip which can directly upload to an FTP server or even have GPS capabilities.

    Advantage over Nikon D300s

    • 18 Megapixel vs. 12 Migapixel of Nikon D300s
    • Full HD Video 1080p, Nikon D300s only support 720p

    Nikon 300s Advantage

    • 51 Focal Points vs 19 of Canon 7D
    • Dual Card slot: CF and SD, Canon only support CF

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    Prakash

    I have been using the Flipbac with the Olympus E-P1. This is a great product to use, if you have a camera with a Fixed LCD and want some flexibility.

    If you already have an LCD Protector film installed, you need to first remove it.

    Advantages:

    • Acts as an LCD Protection
    • Provides flexibility to take pictures at different angles
    • Can move Horizontal and Vertical as well

    Limitations:

    Is not a replacement for a Varied Angle LCD which you can flip around.

    • Image is inverted in the reflection of Flipbac, so takes a while getting used to it.
    • good for partial views, not complete views.

    I ordered off their website. The good thing was they charge the same amount to delivery anywhere in the world. I put my India address and voila, after 2 weeks it showed up.

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