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I have My First grand child on the way so this is extremely important for me to take some outstanding pictures and get my moneys worth from this bad boy!

Any advice I can get would be greatly appreciated on accessories and websites for EX-pointandshoot NUBz like myself !

I have my mind pretty much made up to drop the $650 on the Garnet version, but am still open to any exceptional arguments for a different camera.

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Thats just one damn SEXY camera!

 

With this purchase I am making the move from point and shoot to a camera with a few more tricks in its repertoire. You folks here at OCC have allways provided me rock solid information on PC parts purchases, so I am asking if anyone here has any advice at all for a newB shutter bug.

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I have a D3100, and believe me, the jump will be very good.

 

A bad photo on a DSLR ends up being equal to a good photo on a point and shoot.

 

But my advice would be to practice as much as you can with manual focus, shutter speeds, etc.

It sometimes gets a bit tricky, but once you get familiar with controlling everything, your photos will look really good.

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Good camera, i have its big brother the D5100, awesome camera! I'm sure it will serve you well, but don't expect to learn it overnight, i found that compared to Canon DSLRs the Nikons take better pics(the ones i have used, not making a definitive statement) but they were a whole lot harder to learn how to operate at full potential.

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I've got the D5000. Your jaw will drop when you see what a decent picture is like compared to a great picture on any point and shoot.

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I have a D3100, and believe me, the jump will be very good.

 

A bad photo on a DSLR ends up being equal to a good photo on a point and shoot.

 

But my advice would be to practice as much as you can with manual focus, shutter speeds, etc.

It sometimes gets a bit tricky, but once you get familiar with controlling everything, your photos will look really good.

Noted !

Im looking at easily 2-300 clicks a day before the baby is born! (I hope)

I will be shooting at dawn and dusk doing scenery and shooting pics of houses and people all day long maybe some Football games.

Should I use a Log to keep track of settings as I shoot?

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Should I use a Log to keep track of settings as I shoot?

You should, but you won't, you'll be changing settings every couple seconds if your anything like me, its impossible to keep a log and shoot at the same time.

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I'd recommend taking a look at the Nikon 1. The image quality of a high end DSLR without all the weight and size.

 

D90 owner myself

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You should, but you won't, you'll be changing settings every couple seconds if your anything like me, its impossible to keep a log and shoot at the same time.

 

The camera should keep a log automatically and save the info on the photo itself. So when you open it on the computer or unpload it on flickr, the settings you used will show up.

 

(At least, that's how it is on my D3100)

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dude for $650 you can get a Cannon T2i and with the magic lamp hack it enables all the functions of the Mark 2 camera and more. It's not a point and shoot but the auto function isn't so bad.

 

edit: I forget people don't shoot in raw , take HDR photos or care about what the camera does other than the outcome. I still recommend a Cannon over a Nikon (personal option)

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edit: I forget people don't shoot in raw , take HDR photos or care about what the camera does other than the outcome.

 

Nope, you're the only one

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