A few days ago was lying next to the hotel pool, watching the children, where the rate of the seat next to insults began to drop, looking furious, and his small digital camera. I could not help asking if he could help with something.
"This camera is a mess," he replied. "I go three times to try to take a photo of the kid jumping off the trampoline, but it takes so long to shoot that always eludes me."
It was clear that his problem
was the shutter lag, the annoying time it takes for most digital cameras to focus and calculate exposure after pressing the shutter button, but before capturing the image.
Knowingly, I did not suggest "nor does the half-pressing trick, no?" But I looked as if he were speaking in Aramaic. "What?" Suddenly I realized: the type I had no idea of half-pressing trick. I did not know that it is generally possible to avoid pressing the shutter lag shutter halfway before the action begins. In this mode, the camera pre-focused, pre-calculates and takes these values as we continue pressing the shutter button halfway. Then, when the child jumps off the diving board, just press it fully to capture the image. Farewell to the delays.
Ignore the digital zoom
. Another argument used by camera manufacturers to get to the portfolio is to assume two different zoom factors: the optical (usually 3X) and digital (10 increase! 20 times! 30 powers!).
The digital zoom is merely an extension of the photo. Do not you closer to the action and captures more detail, in fact, higher values in the destruction of the photos. For best results, leave off the digital zoom. What matters is the number of optical zoom, which is the target that approaches the subject.
Pull the card included. Unfortunately, it is common practice to include with the camera memory card very little capacity: a bait with which you can shoot a few photos while still under the Christmas tree, but it is filled with only four or five photos. Therefore, when choosing camera, you have to have the cost of a memory card reasonable capacity, say 512 MB.
Attention to the format. There are a huge variety of sizes and shapes of memory cards. Cheaper formats are Compact Flash (big and rugged, the 1 GB card costs about 90 €, but there are up to 8 GB capacity) and SD (about 100 € for the 1 GB card, the maximum is 2 GB).
Note that there are laptops, pocket, mobile phones, game consoles, printers, photo printing kiosks and other equipment with memory card slots. Most often that support Compact Flash or SD cards. Compatible slots are less common Memory Stick, and XD slots rare.
Identify. Do not ever ask "What digital camera should I buy?" a technology columnist. It would be like asking "What car should I buy?" or "Who do I have to marry?" There is no single correct answer.
Turn off the flash. The flash of a typical digital camera has a range of less than three meters. In other words, all you get with him in the play of course is to distract the actors.
Turn on the flash. On the other hand, there is a good trick for when someone's face is in shadow: the flash on manually. Forced flash or fill rescued from the shadows the subject's face and save more than a portrait that would otherwise be reduced to a silhouette. (In most cameras, the flash on and off by pressing the lightning).
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