What Still Camera Do You Use?

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What Still Camera Do You Use?

This could be an interesting survey. So what still camera do you use when you go to Disney theme parks?

I use Canon Powershot Digital Elph S950 IS for the past year. I've had other Canon Digital Elph models before this one. So I would say that 99% of my Disney pictures have been taken using this family of Canon camera.

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Last time I went in 2005, I had my Nikon Coolpix 885. This time, I will have my Nikon D40. I can't decide if I also want to bring the Coolpix for those times when I don't feel like lugging the D40 and lenses with me.

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SoloFriendly wrote:
Last time I went in 2005, I had my Nikon Coolpix 885. This time, I will have my Nikon D40. I can't decide if I also want to bring the Coolpix for those times when I don't feel like lugging the D40 and lenses with me.

I think you totally have to bring the convenient small camera with you. Especially at Disney. If you want to take shots from rides and what not it's much easier to do with the point and shoot I think.

PS I Use a Nikon Coolpix as well. Don't know the model number though.

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I use a Sony Cyber-shot. Verrry easy. And takes decent pics. Not going to win any awards with it, but it serves my purposes.

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Annie wrote:
I use a Sony Cyber-shot. Verrry easy. And takes decent pics. Not going to win any awards with it, but it serves my purposes.


I use the same, actually. I think the video quality is quite good.

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To the photo people, how much difference do you think the quality is for a "serious" camera is worth bringing? For a very inexperienced photographer like myself, should I just stick with the point and shoot for now?

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To the photo people, how much difference do you think the quality is for a "serious" camera is worth bringing? For a very inexperienced photographer like myself, should I just stick with the point and shoot for now?

I only bring a point-and-shoot camera and nothing else. Having the convenience of snapping a picture whenever I want to without carrying all the extra "baggage" is the utmost criteria when I travel, especially to Disney theme parks.

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That's what I was thinking. I almost always like to leave everything I can behind. I even find bringing the little camera with me so I'd be really reluctant to bring anything more. Plus I think any problems with my photos are a result of my skill and not my equipment.

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I think it's a 50/50 proposition. A very skilled photographer (coughZappercough) can take better pictures with a point and shoot than I can take with a semi-pro camera . However, I am taking better pictures with my semi-pro than I ever took with my point and shoot. I'm a creative type, so that's very exciting for me.

Ask yourself: what's your purpose for being at the park? If you're there to ride rides and have fun and take the occasional picture, a point and shoot will suffice. You probably won't want to lug around a semi-pro camera or stop and compose shots.

I don't mind bringing my semi-pro, because I'm traveling solo (so I'm not in a rush), and I'm really getting into photography as a hobby (and for my travel blog), so I'm really excited about getting some great shots at Disney.

Different strokes.

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Makes ZapperZ's work even more impressive to know he never uses any tools I don't have (other than skill.)

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I use a Nikon S500 but am moving on up to a DSLR for my birthday, the Nikon D60.

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DisneyLife4Us wrote:
I use a Nikon S500 but am moving on up to a DSLR for my birthday, the Nikon D60.

are you a serious photographer? i'm impressed by anyone who has anything more than a point and shoot.

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greebil wrote:
DisneyLife4Us wrote:
I use a Nikon S500 but am moving on up to a DSLR for my birthday, the Nikon D60.

are you a serious photographer? i'm impressed by anyone who has anything more than a point and shoot.

I am definately not a professional. If serious means that I am completely obsessed with getting great shots & camera performance than yeah, I guess I am a little serious. haha.

The only reason I am moving to a DSLR is because, even though I know how to make it work, I am just not getting the performance I want from a point & shoot. I've been through 3 in 5 years & yes they can take AWESOME photos but they can be really slow shutter speed wise in low lighting, oversaturated in certain lighting, & I always find myself wanting to tweek little settings that point & shoots don't allow you to.

We'll see, hopefully I don't find it overwhelming. I've read good things about the Nikon D60, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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I saw your photos in the artistic photos thread and I'd say that just because you're not getting paid doesn't mean you aren't producing great quality shots. I'm really impressed with how many good photographers we have on here.

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I saw your photos in the artistic photos thread and I'd say that just because you're not getting paid doesn't mean you aren't producing great quality shots. I'm really impressed with how many good photographers we have on here.


I was looking at the thread also, every single page, & I am SO impressed with everyone's talents!

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DisneyLife4Us wrote:
Brad wrote:
I saw your photos in the artistic photos thread and I'd say that just because you're not getting paid doesn't mean you aren't producing great quality shots. I'm really impressed with how many good photographers we have on here.


I was looking at the thread also, every single page, & I am SO impressed with everyone's talents!

We've got some great talent around here mickey And now we have more!! wink

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I use a Panasonic Lumix G3. It's a compact system camera - basically a smaller version of a DLSR with a flip-and-twist LCD screen and a viewfinder.

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