Digi Cams

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Big Mike, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Has anyone noticed how many people have digital P&S cameras these days? I have read the statistics that say that they are out selling film camera by 2-1 or 5-1...whatever it is.

    I was at a wedding this weekend and about 80% of the cameras were digital. You can always tell because people compose with the viewfinder and hold the camera way out in front of them.

    The funny part was that the "hired" photographer was using cameras that must have been at least 30 years old.
     
  2. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It been that way for the late 2-5 years, in the US film market only disposables cameras are holding steady on their sales volume
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    Yeah and it is visible that many many many.... people don't have any idea about making real photos. They just click and don't care if there is a part of an object or unsharp image. I think that all those small automatic digital cameras should have been called "idiot cams". And, what's more, now only fanatics use "old" cameras like f.i. Zenit.

    And that is the difference between profesional, amateur and LAME photography :) :D
     
  4. StvShoop

    StvShoop TPF Noob!

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    lol :lol:
    well, those people want photos for different reasons. different strokes for different blokes. they do it to timestamp their lives, i think.
    but if you would say that there's a common sense of naivete among the automatic people, i would agree to that. it's like tourism that doesn't require traveling
     
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    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    Have you seen the commercials for the new digital cameras with 'scene compose'?? They overlay a little outline of a person (following the rule of thirds) on the lcd screen... :lol:
     
  6. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    I find the oddest thing - working in a minilab - is people who come in and buy a digital camera - and tell you they don't have a computer! Why bother?

    (Then theres the people who ask what sort of film it takes - which i will never stop finding funny)
     
  7. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think 400 works best in digital P&S :smileys:
     

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