A quick question

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by DirkDrainHead, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. DirkDrainHead

    DirkDrainHead TPF Noob!

    Mar 9, 2006
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    Hello I am new here and I was wondering if someone could tell me about a good digital camera for amateur photography.
    I really like black & white pictures and would like a digital camera with that kind of feature. I was looking at the Canon PowerShot S21S / PowerShot G6 / PowerShot A610 / or the PowerShot A620.
    I only have $200 or $300 dollers or so and would appreciate any input. If anybody can tell of a better camera i would also appreciate that information as well. Thank You.

  2. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

    Jan 29, 2005
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    The Canon compacts are pretty good. Generally with digital you are better off shooting in colour and using photoshop or similar to convert to B&W. This gives you the effective ability to add filters to enhance the image as you can selectively boost the individual colour channels to suit the situation. Cameras with a B&W function generally just even out the RGB and desaturate the image, which gives a fairly flat dull image, you'll be able to achieve better yourself with post-shot manipulation.

    Look at dpreview, go into a store and hold a few. Ignore megapixels and meaningless sales gumpf and see what you think.


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