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10 Things Not to Buy in 2010 (A P&S Digital for one)

 
gkarris
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Jan 05, 2010 10:13 |  #1

Here it is, only buy a dSLR - here come the masses!!! LOL...

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Compact digital cameras

For nearly a decade, digital compact cameras were must-haves for most consumers.

But during the past several years, another type of digital camera has been slowly rising in popularity: the single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, from manufacturers including Nikon, Canon (CAJ: 43.66*, +0.43, +0.99%), Sony (SNE: 29.87*, -0.15, -0.49%) and Olympus. Although bulkier, these cameras produce pictures that more accurately represent what’s in their viewfinders than those that use older technology.

They’re also pricier. For example, Canon’s digital compact cameras start at $110, while the SLRs start at $570.




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Jan 05, 2010 10:28 |  #2

Not sure about this. Any notable decline of P&S camera sales (if this is what the article is about) is probably most closely related to the fact that everybody has camera and (perhaps even) video on their current communications (cell phone) device.

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Jan 05, 2010 11:05 |  #3

If Canon sends a person to teach my parents and sister how to use a dslr, then ok.. But i think the two ixus' i gave them will work just fine..

Too many knobs = disaster..


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Aug 03, 2010 13:34 |  #4

I really don't think a majority of people are going to choose a DSLR over a P&S. I think a lot of people are realizing the complexitiy of dslr and are steering clear, I've had some friends who say they have a 'nice camera' but then they don't get the shots they want because they realized they have to actualy learn how to use it correctly, and get a more expensive lens.


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Aug 13, 2010 12:29 |  #5

I don't agree with the external harddrive part either, it would take too long to upload everything. :confused:



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Aug 14, 2010 04:22 |  #6

The list is rubbish - it doesn't have iPads or the iPhone 4 on it.


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Aug 14, 2010 08:50 |  #7

SLRs were always hard to use, so they were a smaller segment of the market. thanks to digital technology, DSLRs are much easier. the idiot green box and its associated shooting modes actually produce great photos.

but as more "casual" people buy these cameras, are we going to lose useful features to make them more idiot friendly. the t2i, for example, has a live-view dedicated switch but doesn't have seperate shutter and aperture controls.

...

at best buy there was a consumer who wanted to buy a 50D to take photos of her grandkids but didn't understand the concept of exchangeable lenses and wanted to buy it without one to "save money."




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jsboutin
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Aug 19, 2010 21:07 as a reply to dontcallmeash's post |  #8

I've seen more and more slrs lately. To be honest, this is pretty bad news.

Oh, and rebels always had shutter and aperture on the same wheel, no?


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Aug 20, 2010 13:10 as a reply to jsboutin's post |  #9

On the contrary, more SLRs being sold means that companies have a larger pool through which to amortize their R&D costs which will lead to innovation and competition... especially at the high-end. As our high-end features "trickle down" to lower price points I'd expect to see many new and compelling technologies come our way. Kind of like the $100k+ Corvettes that borrow features from the racing program and then end-up on the "lowly" $50k vettes!

IMO: More volume = more innovation & competition!


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Oct 31, 2010 00:22 |  #10

dontcallmeash wrote in post #10719734external link
SLRs were always hard to use, so they were a smaller segment of the market. thanks to digital technology, DSLRs are much easier. the idiot green box and its associated shooting modes actually produce great photos.

but as more "casual" people buy these cameras, are we going to lose useful features to make them more idiot friendly. the t2i, for example, has a live-view dedicated switch but doesn't have seperate shutter and aperture controls.

...

at best buy there was a consumer who wanted to buy a 50D to take photos of her grandkids but didn't understand the concept of exchangeable lenses and wanted to buy it without one to "save money."

to adjust the aperture on a rebel, you hold down the av button and turn the wheel.....


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Nov 07, 2010 15:10 |  #11

snyderman wrote in post #9328568external link
Not sure about this. Any notable decline of P&S camera sales (if this is what the article is about) is probably most closely related to the fact that everybody has camera and (perhaps even) video on their current communications (cell phone) device.

dave

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Nov 07, 2010 15:47 |  #12

"Don't buy a multi tool, nowadays you can buy a whole tool chest, size has no factor in importance." It's pretty stupid that they didn't even mention mirrorless cameras if they're going to make that argument.


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Nov 14, 2010 10:05 |  #13

Terrible article, everything on there was either quite obvious (gas-guzzlers and CD's) or just plain wrong (smartphone also rans (droid anyone?), newspapers)


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Nov 14, 2010 10:23 |  #14

I also disagree with not buying external hard-drives. a.) they are cheap, good quality, and I own it and b.) what if the online company disappears? I don't trust it exclusively.


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Nov 14, 2010 11:29 as a reply to YankeeMom's post |  #15

The whole premise of the article is to not buy things based on nothing more than trends.

What ever happened to buying whatever you want or need? Who cares what everyone else is doing?


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