Best Digital Camera: Shooting at Concerts?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Dan, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    Hi - Quick poll for the experts in the group... I go to alot of
    concerts and like to take pictures. So, what is the best camera in the
    market with the following attributes:

    1) lite (sneak past security)
    2) able to take good resolution, bright pictures under the following
    a) very little bright stage lights
    b) without the use of a flash

    (e.g., I've seen other digital cameras that have some type low light
    feature that
    automatically brightens up your picture)

    3) clear, crisp pictures
    4) able to capture #2 and #3 from longer distances
    5) long battery life
    6) not a deal-breaker, but it would be nice if it used the xD memory

    Does anyone have some thoughts? Thanks!

    Dan, Nov 8, 2005
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  2. Dan

    Holley Guest

    Sorry Dan, can't help much with a specific camera, but would suggest you
    look at something in the 4+ M-Pixel range that's able to shoot as a low ISO
    rating (400 or less). Shots taken in low light with at a high ISO tend to
    have a lot of grain in the prints.

    Almost as important as the camera is photo editing software. Number 2 will
    be difficult to find in a small camera with no flash. The software can allow
    pictures that are taken in low light to be brightened up to bring out the
    details. Photoshop Elements 4 does a good job, and if you have the $$
    Photoshop CS2, in my opinion, is the way to go. CS2 has a good size learning
    curve, but Elements isn't so bad.

    You may also want to include your price range.

    Good luck,

    Holley, Nov 8, 2005
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