Digital Cameras for recording sightings

Subject: Digital Cameras for recording sightings
From: Chris Ross <>
Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2009 23:03:24 +1100
The main differences you will see with a DSLR are probably as follows:

Autofocus is faster and doesn't hunt as much, this will vary from camera to camera and fast lenses will focus much quicker.

Autofocus will work better in low light.

Compacts start to develop a lot of noise beyond ISO400, a DSLR will always give less noise, though at low ISOs of 80-100 it's not noticable till you print larger.

Depth of field will be less with a DSLR, it's how you get out of focus backgrounds in bird portraits.

Chris Ross


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