Which digital camera do you use?

I would think most people have some kind of digital camera these days. From the basic cell phone cam, all the way up to a beautiful and complex digital SLR.

I happen be in the middle, and have a few mid-range compacts. From my favorite (and what you see most of the time here on Hoboken411) is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2. I like this primarily because it has a fantastic Leica wide-angle 28mm lens. Perfect for getting a lot of information on the screen, but not sacrificing vertical screen real estate. Excellent battery life, and vibrant color. It also has some advanced manual controls such as focus, aperture, and shutter. It can take Hi-Def video as well.

Also good to have on standby is a very compact point and shoot such as the Canon SD series. I use an older 5.0 mega-pixel (Powershot SD450) unit to just have as reserve, or if I have a scene where I’d like to have multiple people shooting the photos (bars, parties, fires, etc).

While I’ve strongly considered and came close to acquiring a professional model, the nature of my work would make that burdensome to carry around 5 miles a day. One day soon for special projects, or I could always ask 411 reader Furey to accompany me on a few missions.

Which one do you use, and why? If you don’t have one, why not? Decent cameras are relatively inexpensive these days, and it’s nice to capture life every now and then.


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16 Comments on "Which digital camera do you use?"


fmn
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fmn
9 years 3 months ago

[quote comment=”27803″][quote comment=”27797″]chris you lookin to sell that digital rebel, by any chance?????[/quote]
sorry šŸ™ given away as a gift, already.

Nikon D40 kit is about $500 – best bang for the buck right now in regards to Digital SLRs, IMO.[/quote]

a gift? thats really nice of you!

fmn
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fmn
9 years 3 months ago

[quote comment=”27871″][quote comment=”27797″]chris you lookin to sell that digital rebel, by any chance?????[/quote]

I needed a camera for when I went on my honeymoon. I ended up buying the Canon Digital Rebel, entry level Digital SLR. Love the camera it was an excellent introductory for me into the D-SLRs like Chrisjur stated. I am now thinking of upgrading to the Canon D30 so if you are still interested fmn and your offer is a fair offer you might be able to get it off my hands.[/quote]

email me fallonmarie@gmail.com please? so we can talk more šŸ˜›

rebaki
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9 years 4 months ago
My husband and I both went to photo school and he is now a professional photographer. For his personal work he has a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 for his compact camera. Just got it and it really is an amazing camera for the size. Everything 411 said is completely true; it is well worth the money. I have our old Canon PowerShot S500, which is good enough to keep in my bag and have all the time. But, if you want to do some enlargements above 8×10 you can start seeing some of the file flaws. We used in on our honeymoon with an underwater housing and it was pretty coo, worked well underwater. We both have digital SLRs which we got for our honeymoon. He has a Nikon D200, 10.2 Megapixel, SLR, Digital. Let me tell you this camera is amazing. It captures a huge tonal range, great metering system and CCD image sensor, which captures images with remarkable resolution and clarity. He has used this camera for professional work with great results. I have the Nikon D70 which is great but does not have the same image sensor so my files are clearly not as good and not as flexible as his. My metering systems seems to be between Ā¾ and a stop off. This can be quit frustrating but I just watch my histogram to make sure that Iā€™m in the right area. The new version of my camera the D80 has the CCD image sensor but its… Read more »
johnnyeye
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johnnyeye
9 years 4 months ago

Big fan of the Canon 30D, got one last fall after the itch had to be scratched. Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6. I rent lenses in the city if need be–cheap to do (except for the deposit). My BlackBerry Pearl just kicked over the 2000th pic, it’s good for a reminder of shots to get with the SLR.

bigjayoso
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bigjayoso
9 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”27797″]chris you lookin to sell that digital rebel, by any chance?????[/quote]

I needed a camera for when I went on my honeymoon. I ended up buying the Canon Digital Rebel, entry level Digital SLR. Love the camera it was an excellent introductory for me into the D-SLRs like Chrisjur stated. I am now thinking of upgrading to the Canon D30 so if you are still interested fmn and your offer is a fair offer you might be able to get it off my hands.

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