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09-09-2012, 05:29 PM
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Are you asking what you need if your primary purpose is photography? That last line isn't computing for some reason.

Short answer is that just about any new computer will be fine. What kind of computer do you have and how old is it?
My computer currently is only about 5 years old, and its an ACER. Pretty basic.

And with my photo's and photoshop, its had issues with being slow and shutting down and such.

I just wanted to know how much RAM and what type of processor is good for modifying pics and stuff. And ability to store pics as well. Also, how do you store your pics? Do you keep them on SD cards or have an online storage thing, or an extra external harddrive.


Maybe my question is a little odd... but I've just had issues with my current computer, and need a new one.

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09-09-2012, 08:27 PM
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4 gig RAM and dual core proc should suffice

Won't cost much

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4 gig RAM and dual core proc should suffice

Won't cost much

Awesome! Thanks!

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Need a new camera, one here needs you to hold down the button to take a picture for about 5 or 6 seconds, sometimes it doesn't even take the pic. Need one with quick picture-taking ability

Thinking of D3100

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02-22-2013, 06:52 AM
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Need a new camera, one here needs you to hold down the button to take a picture for about 5 or 6 seconds, sometimes it doesn't even take the pic. Need one with quick picture-taking ability

Thinking of D3100
What is it you want to take photos of?

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02-22-2013, 06:53 AM
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02-22-2013, 07:55 AM
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Just anything
So why not get a cheap point and shoot?

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02-22-2013, 07:55 AM
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That might do. Any examples?

Again, camera I have now takes some time to shoot

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Canon G12. Great little camera that many pro photogs keep in their bags as an extra camera. Does a lot of what a DLSR can do. I love mine, got it on a recommendation from a friend who is a pro phtog.

http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/products?m=gp&pid=4820

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02-22-2013, 08:04 AM
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That costs about the same as the D3100

Going to have to do some more research, I mean, this isn't something I need right away

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02-22-2013, 08:04 AM
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Canon G12. Great little camera that many pro photogs keep in their bags as an extra camera. Does a lot of what a DLSR can do. I love mine, got it on a recommendation from a friend who is a pro phtog.

http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/products?m=gp&pid=4820
I shoot nikon (D700) and now Fuji (ex-1) but i had a G9 which i loved. Canon G series are really fantastic cameras and maybe the perfect backup camera for pros.

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02-22-2013, 08:25 AM
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That costs about the same as the D3100

Going to have to do some more research, I mean, this isn't something I need right away
Yes do research.

The upside of a camera like thr G12 is its size obviously.

The upside of the D3100 is interchangable lenses.

The best option if you are semi serious might by a mirrorless camera like the Fuji ex-1 or Olympus OM. These are smaller than an SLR but offer the option of changing lenses.

Advice i always give those unfamiliar with what is out there is:

- forget megapixels. For the most part and for every amateur they are 99.99% irrlevant. A 5 mp sensor will allow you to print up to A4/Letter size no problem. On a computer screen its even less relevant.

- sensor size matters. Different cameras have different sized sensors. A pro slr will have Full Frame or same size as 35mm film negative while a camera phone will have one the size of your pinky finger nail. Size matters because for the same number of mega pixels a smaller sensor will have them more tightly packed which means 2 things:

better resolution, which unless you are pro doesnt matter past a certain point.

more electrical interference between the pixels which means more noise which is the splochiness you see in some photos especially those taken at night. This destroys any gain in resolution you may have had.

- forget super zooms and tele photo lenses at least until you are competent with the camera. Most people buy the packages with a 70-200 zoom or a superzoom compact. Problems is the lenses are usually crap which is why they package them up and as you get more zoom the harder it is to take a clear picture as the lens will pick up ever minute vibration. So that really nice bird that looks cool about 300m away that you snapped at 300mm zoom with your crappy lens? Yeah nobody cares to see that blurry blob. Anyways 99% of your photos will not be at long zooms.

So i recommend you buy a camera with a good sensor, bigger the better, that has good noise control (not noise reduction functions), the best quality lens you can afford, keep the zoom less than 75mm, and lowish megapixels if you can youll never need more than 12 MP. Also get vibration reduction or optical stabilization if you can.

Canon actually dropped the MP count on their G series camera a few years back because the overkill on MP wasnt worth the problems with noise.


If you have any other questions fire away.

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02-22-2013, 08:47 AM
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I mean I'm just a casual photographer who likes taking pictures of places he visits. But the digital camera I have now often ends up with blurry pictures, or I have to squeeze the shoot button for several seconds. I just want a nice point-and-click camera that won't break the bank.

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I mean I'm just a casual photographer who likes taking pictures of places he visits. But the digital camera I have now often ends up with blurry pictures, or I have to squeeze the shoot button for several seconds. I just want a nice point-and-click camera that won't break the bank.
Sure. The problem is all the options. Lol

What id do is start off with a google search for "best point and shoot camera" then look for reputable sites that will have an objective view.

There really is not brand that does all cameras well. I have toons of nikon lenses and equipment but id probably never buy one of their p and s cameras.

Really just look around and see what options their are and which ones you think youll need like waterproofness, size, gps etc

Pretty much anything you buy will be an upgrade on what you have now by the sounds of it.

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Im no photographer. I just use a compact point and shoot Canon A570IS. Besides what you want the camera to do, camera size was one of my primary considerations. Didnt want to tote anything around in a bag (tourist mode).

The D3100 looks like it not something your putting in your pocket so you'll be toting it around in a bag. If I needed better pics, more zoom or close up (macro or micro), ie. going full mode amatuer/pro photographer, Id maybe consider an upgrade.

Agree sensor size (noise quality) is important.

Cnet breaks down the different categories fairly nicely since I really didnt know what I wanted. Besides recommendations from friends, this is what I used as an initial starting reference point.

edit: I purchased the A570 several years ago so theres probably better models from Canon or other manufactures now. If I had to go full DSLR, probably Nikon. I think they still are considered to have the best quality lens, especially for telephoto.


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That costs about the same as the D3100

Going to have to do some more research, I mean, this isn't something I need right away
nikon d5100

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Posting a few of my favorite pictures I've taken.

















































Uhh... sorry for how large this is.


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Basically haven't picked up my camera since I started working full time three years ago, but before that I used to photograph all the time, shooting hockey games is a great experience.







Also HDR is a lot of fun





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Posting a few of my favorite pictures I've taken.
You visited Normandy? I am jealous.

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You visited Normandy? I am jealous.
Yeah, did a week long motorcycle tour in June 2011. I didn't get to see everything I wanted (never made it to Cherbourg for instance), but it was amazing.

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Checked my email this morning and for 24 hours only, select point and shoot cameras were on sale for 15% off.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...dex-_-DC-_-E0B

Any products out there that you all would recommend

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I'm more of a "collector" than a photographer. I travel around the country and take pictures of buildings and places on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of them tell an interesting story about the area and our nation. However, by pure happenstance, some of the pictures turn out pretty nice.


Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright's second-most famous house


Clover Lawn, home of David Davis, Supreme Court Justice and Abraham Lincoln's campaign manager.


Noble-Seymour-Crippen House, by one measurement the oldest house in Chicago.

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