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Old 06-27-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I guess I will have to buy a stand alone camera or cam.
Yea, the quality of a landscape shot from any laptop isn't going to be that good.
Anyone else curious to see this shot off the balcony now? LOL
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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My digital camera is a Canon Power Shot SD1100 IS (small point and shoot type, about the size of a deck of cards) and I've been very pleased with the quality of images. The film camera it replaced was a Canon Ftb with an array of Canon FD glass, that I used for over 20 years, so I think I'm at least marginally qualified to judge image quality.

The point being that you don't have to go full DSLR to get darn good quality photos. I am sure that if I went for the current equivalent of my old Ftb in a DSLR with some good Canon lenses, the results would be better than my little point and shoot, but not THAT much better.

I have no idea what the little point and shoot cameras run for these days but I would guess $200 or less.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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My digital camera is a Canon Power Shot SD1100 IS (small point and shoot type, about the size of a deck of cards) and I've been very pleased with the quality of images. The film camera it replaced was a Canon Ftb with an array of Canon FD glass, that I used for over 20 years, so I think I'm at least marginally qualified to judge image quality.

The point being that you don't have to go full DSLR to get darn good quality photos. I am sure that if I went for the current equivalent of my old Ftb in a DSLR with some good Canon lenses, the results would be better than my little point and shoot, but not THAT much better.

I have no idea what the little point and shoot cameras run for these days but I would guess $200 or less.
Depends on what you're taking pictures of - just the kids at the playground, or professional shots. I had an SD1100 awhile back. Nice camera for it's size and price, don't get me wrong - my Dad uses it now. Complete garbage compared to my D750 or my Canon G7X Mk II though - both of those cameras have better image quality, better colors and far, far better quality in anything less than bright sunlight, which is where the Canon falls short. Bigger sensors and better, faster lenses make a huge difference. I have the D750 for when I want to get serious, the Canon for when I don't feel like lugging around all the gear. For what it's worth though, I won't buy anything that doesn't shoot in RAW at this point either.
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