why is there so much D10 talk ?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Davidgilmour2003, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. what's the fuzz al about ? is it that good ?
     
    Davidgilmour2003, Aug 10, 2003
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    Stuart Guest

    Because it is an excellent camera at at new lower benchmark price - I bought
    one three months -ago previously I had sucessively been through two Olympus
    DSLR's (which were excellent in their own way but didnt have interchangeable
    lenses)
    I suspect that like me, the many people who had bought the Canon 10D felt it
    was the camera that they had all been waiting for. Yes there were others in
    the market eg Nikon D100 but Canon spec is better and considerably less. I
    would have got a Canon D60 had it not been withdrawn and replaced by the
    10D.

    I had been saying for years that what I wanted from a DSLR was at least the
    same facility as my old manual Pentax 35mm film camera (and a bag full of
    m42 screw-fit lenses). I long experience of all that maual kit certainly
    helps when it comes to understanding and using digital - especially with
    Photoshop. Ten minutes with PS = 60mins in the darkroom!
     
    Stuart, Aug 10, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Canon is making and selling 30,000 of them a month. It's a full SLR
    compatible with all Canon EF lenses fro about $1,500 dollars in the US. It
    is the tip point that is sending a lot of people who were waiting for a
    easonably priced full system SLR before going digital. There's a lot of talk
    because there are a lot of customers, and potential customers.

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    Tony Spadaro, Aug 10, 2003
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    JK Guest

    Imagine how many customers there will be when something comparable
    is $750!
     
    JK, Aug 10, 2003
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    W6DKN Guest

    It's just the newest model out that the masses can afford... When the next
    "new" model comes out, everybody will be talking about it instead...

    <<< Dan >>>
     
    W6DKN, Aug 11, 2003
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    Burt Johnson Guest

    My wife just bought a 17-34mm zoom that came in yesterday. Works like a
    champ. Yes, I know that this isn't the "same 17 as with film", but it
    certainly _is_ wide angle...
     
    Burt Johnson, Aug 13, 2003
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    Lionel Guest

    Yes, it really is that good. Basically, it's the first (somewhat!)
    affordable digital camera that can compete head to head with a good film
    SLR. Like many other SLR users, this is the sort of camera I've been
    waiting for to go digital for serious photography.
     
    Lionel, Aug 14, 2003
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    Stuart Guest

    First of all the Camera is the 10D not the D10 !
    Second - yes it is that good - bought one three months ago and it was my
    third DSLR in 7 years and it met (and exceeded) my long-standing criteria
    for what I was waiting for in a DSLR. Basically I wanted a digital
    equivalent of my old manual Pentax - in terms on me being in control of
    settings and similar quality. Of course the 10D does a lot more besides - it
    is an EOS camera after all. The technology has been there for some time but
    the 10D was a revolution in price. I'm not saying things wont get better but
    I feel I will be happy with by 10D for a year or so and I will have taken
    some really great photos in the meantime.

    Stuart
     
    Stuart, Aug 14, 2003
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    rclaeson Guest

    What do you use it for? To me, the resolution of digital cameras still
    doesn't seem to be enough. The resolution of the 10D, for example, should
    be sufficient for a print at around A4/Letter size, but not much more. At
    least that's my experience from scanned film. Am I completely wrong here?

    /Robert
     
    rclaeson, Aug 14, 2003
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    dslr Guest

    Yep - I frequently print to 18"x12" from D30 3Mp files, with no
    complaints from competition judges.
    Haven't printed any 10D ones yet, but expect them to be even better.
     
    dslr, Aug 14, 2003
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  11. You can print larger images via interpolation with no big problems as long
    as you're not trying to cover the side of a building with them - and some
    folks have reported varied success doing that, too!

    I've got a review of a program that does interpolation really well, allowing
    folks to make somewhat better enlargements than what you get with the
    upsizing features of most basic image editors. The link to the review is:
    http://www.digitalcamerabasics.com/imagener.htm You can also use one of
    several plug-ins that are available for Photoshop that now do a similar job
    (though are a bit more expensive). For those not seriously into publishing
    or having a need for near-perfect enlargements, you can use the "resize"
    feature in Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, or any other number of image
    editors to bump up the resolution for larger prints, too.

    True... 6 megapixels isn't exactly earth shattering, and it will no doubt
    increase in cameras as sensor technology improves and becomes less
    expensive. But for "most" users, a good lens on a digital SLR and 6MP is
    plenty.


    Greg
     
    DigitalCameraBasics, Aug 15, 2003
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    Lionel Guest

    Yes. ;)

    Down at the individual pixel level, the 10D image is dramatically
    cleaner, sharper & more fully saturated than an equivalent scanned
    image, so you have a lot more lattitude for enlargement.
    In practical terms, a 10D image straight out of the camera will give you
    an excellent quality 8x12" (approx. 256DPI) print. With a bit of
    carefull processing, you should be able to achieve clean enlargements 2
    - 3 times larger than that.
     
    Lionel, Aug 15, 2003
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