by jump1127 - 12/21/04 6:03 AM
In Reply to: Point and Shoot by iMariah
Sony Cybershot DSCW1 is just another compact ( point & shoot ) camera. It's far from the term professional ! Many websites and stores eventually list the camera for the pros, just to cheat many for a quick purchase decision. You need to get on the camera's specification for more details. I'm not sure about how good the picture quality of Sony DSCW1 is. But, most Sony's previous products were very disappointed regard the picture's quality vs sales price. On the average, Pentex, Olympus, Nikon, Canon, and Minolta has built a better digital camera for both DSLR and non-DSLR.
To me, a professional camera offers more varieties. For example, large CCD or CMOS sensor ( if possible equal to 35-mm camera for no multiplier effect ), interchangable lenses ( for most SLR camera taking a picture in a different focus length ), low noise when taking picture at the high ISO ( light sensitivity ), fast shutter speed, and etc. Picture's quality is the most concern.
I don't mean to discourage you. But, the old conventional camera ( film camera ) seems to produce the best quality picture and still far better than the average digital camera regardless of the digital camera's advantages. Nevertheless, soon, the digital camera will catch up. I'd suggest that you'd better not overspend for the technology. Buy a camera for what you really need to now. In additions, study and spend more time reading over the photography books. It really helps. There are many nice articles here, too. Despite my nearly 2-decade of photography, I'm still on the learning progress. Good luck.
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