|I have a new camera
||[ Saturday, 15 Aug 09 | 07:59 ]
Me and my Oly E-620
Photo taken by Ruben with his new Canon 500D.
Back in May when I went to California, I bought a new camera to replace my Olympus E-500 that I had purchased back in November of 2005. Here are the key features of my new Olympus E-620:
- 12.3 Megapixel sensor
This is 50% more than my old camera. It’s more than sufficient.
- JPEG engine makes the most of the sensor's output
Put another way, this means less post-processing (PP), i.e. Photoshop.
- In-body image stabilization system (IS)
More available-light photography due to less camera shake.
- Improved Autofocus System.
Rather than having three AF points, this has seven, the central five of which are cross-type. Faster, more accurate focus and exposure.
- Live View with fully articulated screen
This helps me get shots I otherwise wouldn't. Think short guy in a crowd.
- Shadow Adjustment Technology
Adjusts the exposure in the shadows while retaining detail in bright areas. This was a common PP that I had to make in the past.
At the same time I bought my Olympus, Ruben bought a Canon EOS 500D/Digital Rebel T1i with a kit lens. On weekends we have been shooting similar subjects, testing various settings, and comparing the results on my TV.
More postings on this subject to come.