Matheus From Brazil, joined Nov 2003, 135 posts, RR: 8 Posted (9 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
I'm thinking about to buy a new cam for spotting, is F828 a good one?
I know its better, considering price/beneath to buy a "body cam", like Canon Rebel, Nikon D70 etc, but here in Brasil the import taxes for Canon and Nikon is much higer than Sony, so the prices is almost twice than F828.
I want know wath you think about this camera.
Although this is a superb point-and-shoot, I'm sorry but JIMHO it is substandard for the quality set needed here on A.net ...
The difference between P&S camera's and dSLR's is huge in normal light, and almost impossible in tough lighting conditions. I tried getting pictures uploaded with my Canon G3 also, to no avail. These reasons are especially true with objects further away and moving fast ...... stationary or static planes the difference is probably not as measurable, but moving in dull light...impossible.
....just my 2c........BTW, here in the states you can buy a NEW 300D Kit for $700 from Dell.com ...... BUT the F828 is $750 ...... why don't you have Dell ship the 300D to you for this price ? ...............Shaun
Matheus From Brazil, joined Nov 2003, 135 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1744 times:
The 300d (Digital Rebel)costs here in Brazil with all taxes, garantee and secure procedence (Brazilian Nikon) about US$2500,00... Its true I can buy one from Xing Line (The brazilian name for Paraguay products) for US$1000,00 , but the garantee "és jo" ...
BTW, thanks for the demonstration and explication. I'm sure I'll use this to make me final decision...
Matheus From Brazil, joined Nov 2003, 135 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1736 times:
Beautifull shots, if I consider just your pictures, I'll buy the camera in the same second!
I have a sony camera now (MVC CD500), its a good camera, but not pro, as you know...I get good shot in sunny days but not too good in cloudy or "not standard" light, like against the sun or cockpit pics...
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3266 posts, RR: 18 Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1732 times:
My backup camera is the Sony F717. From what I understand, it has the same sensor as the F828. How they get 8mp from a 5mp sensor, I don't know. I'd look into that, as it is much cheaper. If you want to have quality, save up.
Bronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 805 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1715 times:
Do you have any travel plans in the next year or two, where you could purchase a 300D and bring it back with you? If so, you could purchase a Sony F717 (F828 predessor) or similiar now, and then a Digital Rebel abroad. The cost might be a near wash when all said and done, but you would have two cams, one of which is a DSLR.
This is assuming you would be able to sidestep any duties bringing the 300D back. Just a thought...
Eksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1213 posts, RR: 27 Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1686 times:
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As i mentioned before, i use the F828 as my "carry along camera". i.e. Since i like to have a camera within arms reach, the 1Ds with its big footprint etc is not quite friendly in that matter. A lot of the times, photo ops present themselves when one is least expecting it. The F828 has worked for me in those experiences, quite well. My previous photos are evidence. I use it as my back up camera on a daily basis. I can throw it into my flight bag or backpack and forget it is there.
Regards to the Chromatic abberation, i have encountered it on perhaps 1% of my shots and it has been lighting (of certain type) has been coming from a certain angle. This manifest itself on the sharp edges and can be easily cleared out in photoshop. It doesnt infect the camera throughout its range.
the following picture is further evidence of use when conditions are not optimum,taken in very low light-at dusk-with motion.
This camera has worked for me and i am happy with it. Good luck with your choice.