P&S Rant

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Why of why does a point and shoot (well it is a bridge camera) that is sooo much "lesser" than my DSLR come with a live histogram :confused:- why does it get the ability to set exposure perfectly before the shutter is pressed?
    Why oh why! :(



    just got to keep my sanity with the fact that I at least, have not shutter lag...................................
     
  2. Big Mike

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

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    If the sensor can see the image, then it's pretty simple to give you a histogram. Most DSLR cameras have an actual shutter, so the sensor doesn't 'see the light' until the shutter opens. That's the same reason why most P&S cameras can record video and most DSLRs can't.

    All this is changing though. I think that DSLRs with live view, can in fact give you a live histogram and the new crop seem to be incorporating video as well.
     
  3. Hawaii Five-O

    Hawaii Five-O My alter-egos have been banned. :( Now I must be

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    P&S have histograms beacuse people who can't afford a dlsr still like to take good picures;). The only thing dlsrs have going for them is thier lenses

    Don't under estimate p&s, mine has a histogram and RAW format and a 432mm Leica lens
     
  4. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    noooooooooooooooooooo
    actually I am already jealous of them - least I can bask in the understanding that I can print posters and most of them can't :)

    now to get the lens, body, printer and computer to let me make a poster..........
     
  5. Big Mike

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

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    Don't forget about the sensors...much bigger than 99.9% of digicams.
     
  6. mrodgers

    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And speed. Not just shutter lag. My wife's aunt's friend (Bueller.... Bueller.... hehe) handed me her dSLR the other day. It was the first time I had a chance to play with a dSLR. I was amazed at how fast the thing was with the shutter and with focusing, and it was only a D40x. Unbelievably fast compared to my superzoom camera.
     

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