Can a Canon Pro 1 mix it with the best DSLR ?

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  1. atp_design

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    OK Im new to the forums and although i have been taking photos around the world for several years, i still feel inferior to the talents ive already seen on here. So here goes my little introduction :)

    I am the happy owner of a 4 year old Canon Powershot Pro 1 Full digital non SLR. 8mp + polarizer filter.

    I would like to break into automotive photography similar to the photographic style those of cars featured in Easton Changs portfolio. How he does it remains his secret but im trying :)

    If anyone is selling a great condition Canon 5D - 30D please let me know :thumbup:

    I'll attach a few pics of my work to date. None of these pics were taken with a SLR.

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    Is that fist pic Cronulla?
     
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    Pic. 1 Cottesloe Beach, Perth Western Australia.
    Pic. 2 Great Australian Bight, South Australia
    Pic. 3 Sydney Harbour
    Pic. 4 Times Square, New York
    Pic. 5 Sydney Harbour Bridge


    I have dozens more but i didnt want to 'show off' in my first post, if you know what i mean.

    Domromer, i have pics of Cronulla Beach but am yet to upload them.
     
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    I hate that you've been to all those awesome places and I haven't....grrr. Great shots with a non-slr camera.
     
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    excellent photos man.. i would love to travel to Australia one day. Good luck finding your slr
     
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    Good shots photographically speaking, but as for your question in the title of the thread, no it cannot. I see grain, and oversaturation, as well as some of what looks like bad color representation in your photos. Your tallent surpasses mine but if you were holding even an entry level DSLR with a good lens, you could've beaten yourself for the fine details for the photos.
     
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    The issues you describe are due to the physical size of the P&S sensor (dinky). There's absolutely no solution other than replacing the camera with a DSLR.
     
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    I know, which is why I say the answer is no.
     
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    Yeah, there is no comparison between the nicest P&S and a SLR. Sure a P&S may make some nice shots (because we always say it's not the camera, it's the photographer) but technically speaking there are things a P&S just cannot do well. Kick up the ISO on a P&S and it gets real ugly real fast. Shoot in low light...Yuck! Take a picture of a bird of a bird in the distance with that dinky little lens...it's not all that pretty.
     
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    They are beautiful shots to me. But why are they so colourful? It happened with my nokia n73 which to me seem produce very colourful pictures more than original. But the first picture look beatiful nature to me, natural colours.
     
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    Lovely collection of photos, you certainly have a good eye. :)
     
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    Fair call and a valid one.
    As we all know, saving and compressing files from RAW to JPG or JPG to smaller JPG tends to wash out a lot of the colour from the originals colour gamut, especially when saving from Photoshop 'save for web and devices'. So to quickly overcome this i set up an action to increase the saturation by 17points and slightly adjust the curves. The end result is more like the original instead of a washed out pale image.
    Secondly, i have noticed each computer monitor has its own gamma / photoshop calibration settings. This too can result in one monitor making an image very saturated or just how the photo was shot - like mine. (Apple Powerbook G4 17")
    I work as a graphic designer and i deal with these complications regularily.
     

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