Boeingfreak From Germany, joined May 2005, 398 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2563 times:
Quoting Airboeing (Thread starter): - To capture planes in movement, is it better to use the "sports mode" mode, or the 15 pic/sec mode, or the automatic mode, or another one ?
To be honest, I do not trust any mode of the camera but the manual one, I hate it not to have control about everything. To get started I'd recommend you to buy a book about photography, learn the basics and soon you won't need any automatic camera mode anymore.
A tripod is essential for night-photography and it can help you if you are shooting in very low light but it doesn't make any sense to use it on a sunny day.
Quoting Airboeing (Thread starter): - What would be the minimum quality (in terms of Mpixels) for an eventually a.net pic ?
It's not the Megapixels of a camera that define the quality, there are pics on a.net taken with 2MP that look great and there is for example my 6MP Kodak throw-away cam I use for travelling (cost 99 Euro and I don't have to worry about it to be stolen...) that can take crap shots. It's always the photographer behind the camera who takes a good picture, not the camera itself.
Quoting Airboeing (Thread starter): - Am I dreaming in thinking that I could join the ring of a.net photographers with this camera ?
It definitely will be more difficult to get good quality images out of it than with a DSLR but nothing is impossible.