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Post by xiller8r » 04-08-2006 10:31

Yeah this camera has manual (some of them aren't totally manual, but they have lots of different settings, ie different focus levels) settings for most of what you spoke of, white balance, iso, exposure time, shutter speed and there are several different focus levels aswell as normal auto focus.

The macro performance is pretty good, I took a coupld of pictures last night extremely close up of my monitor with macro mode and they weren't too bad at all. Some pictures of coins / keyrings also.

It has 3x optical zoom, and i've disabled digital zoom completely already as i've been told in the past how poor and pointless digital zoom is.

I can take a picture about a second after I turn it on, it was one of the selling points in the reviews I read before buying it, aswell as (quite sad I know but) the fact I thought it looked nice and was really small :)

Not sure what the magnifying glass mode is, i've not really read the manual yet and the camera isn't with me, im going away for the weekend and taking the cam so i'll play and up some photos when I return, thanks for the input :)

Oh and I appreciate it's not brilliant, just didn't want to spend too much money on something I might not really enjoy doing.
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Post by Isil » 04-08-2006 11:02

From what I've learned, Canon's Powershot series are really qualified for beginning photographers. I've seen some test results of a friend of mine with a very old Powershot and they were amazing. Detailed contrasts, deep colours, great results.

I started with an Olympus, can't remember the exact type. Later my mom bought a Olympus Digital MJU 600: review

Now the FM2, it's so nice to be in control of everything. Manual settings are a must for good photography. Of course, this also counts with compacts :) Being able to adjust your own settings allows you to learn the basics of photography. Very important.

I'll post some more results of my first roll tonight! ^_^

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Post by BunnyS » 11-08-2006 12:35

I concur :)

I have a cannon powershot a400, when looking to update to digital I looked at ALL the reviews for camera's within my budget which was £150 max and the powershot came out top everytime. It was a great starting point for me , and after having it for a few years I have loved it. It's only now that I want to do more advance things that it's frustrating ^^

But until I have enough money to get an slr for example I am more then happy with it, cannon are well known for good quality within photography :)

So decided on a price range and then do some review reading and decide !

example .....

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Post by DavidM » 11-08-2006 13:44

i took this 2 days ago \o/

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Post by DavidM » 11-08-2006 13:54

and this is what my camera looks like when it tries to get this close to the moon \o/

i also use it to beat up people who don't like my photos \o/

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Post by BunnyS » 11-08-2006 14:24

stop showing off :P (pff)

edit : you should add (pff) to the smilies on here :D

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Post by DavidM » 11-08-2006 14:28

/me beats up bunny with cam

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Post by xiller8r » 11-08-2006 14:48

Thats a bit of a big lens david:P Couple I took with my very first camera I bought recently: (resized of course)

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Post by BunnyS » 11-08-2006 14:50

:ban: that was @ David btw o/
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Post by DavidM » 11-08-2006 14:59

piano \o

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Post by snackbar » 11-08-2006 20:57

I really like those ones with the bee. That fly shot is cool.

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Post by Messy » 11-08-2006 21:30

http://forum.gameservers.net/attachment ... tid=478895

*cough*compensation*cough*

edit: Oh and I definitely like the new pictures, especially the insect ones :) very nice to see them up close like that!

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Post by fb.shev » 12-08-2006 01:04

DavidM wrote: I updated my Photography Section on http://www.david-m.org.



since when were you an organisation!

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