Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by Samantha Booth, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. I have the canon g9 and was wondering what the dofference was between mine
    and a DSLR. i know mine is just a digital camera but was wanting to know why
    DSLR are different and do they take better pics.

    thanks sam
    Samantha Booth, Dec 4, 2008
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  2. Samantha Booth

    Paul Heslop Guest

    well Sam, it's a bone of contention but I would say those who have
    tried SLR would say it is the right one to go for. of course there's a
    wide range and loads of lenses and I'm hardly the man to advise. It
    will probably start a minor war but I would post this question to


    and they'll explain the reasons why etc. BTW, if someone posts a huge
    answer with like 25 reasons for buying a point and shoot ignore him.
    It's not that his ideas are wrong but he's a troll and would rather
    argue than talk, and then just by posting the same thing over and

    good luck.
    Paul Heslop, Dec 4, 2008
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  3. Thanks Paul, Willdo and will keep an eye out
    Samantha Booth, Dec 4, 2008
  4. What Paul said..

    In summary and without going into ridiculous details:
    - the sensor is *much* smaller, which results in high levels of noise
    at high ISO settings/ in low-light, less *real* resolution per Mp, and
    the inability to achieve shallow depth of field for portraiture, etc.
    - you cannot change the lens. While the lens in the G9 is pretty good,
    the range of choices for any dslr is much greater and there are much
    better performing lenses available.
    - the autofocus on a dslr is generally faster

    Those are the biggies, there are more.. However, you should only
    think about a dslr if the G9 is restricting you in some way, you know
    that a dslr will help, and you can afford to go down this path.

    Until then, stick with it and concentrate on the photgraphy without
    getting too stressed about your equipment - the G9 is a pretty capable
    mark.thomas.7, Dec 4, 2008
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