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Choosing a camera CS 178, Spring 2010 Marc Levoy Computer Science Department Stanford University
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Having an SLR is neither necessary nor sufFcient for taking good photographs.
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unretouched pictures from Nokia N95 (5 megapixels, Zeiss lens, auto-focus)
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© Marc Levoy Choosing a camera if you have the money, get an SLR, not a point-and-shoot larger sensor = less noise, especially in low light larger aperture = more control over depth of Feld don’t worry about megapixels - most cameras have too many brand - any major brand is good enough body - inexpensive ones are Fne (and lighter) worry about lenses variable-zooms are convenient but the quality varies avoid large focal ranges (18-250mm) - they’re “soft”
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Unformatted text preview: maximum aperture (lowest f/stop) matters 8 for this course, need manual control over shutter and aperture Marc Levoy Extra goodies 50mm f/1.8 fast prime lens for low-light work tripod sturdy is good, but heavy to carry look at mini-tripods, Fexible tripods, etc. Fash external Fash aimed at ceiling takes much better pictures than a built-in Fash aimed at the subject count on $500 for SLR + standard zoom + tripod CS 178 loaner cameras are Canon A590 point-and-shoot (takes surprisingly good pictures!) Nikon D40 (or D3000) with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (28-88mm equiv.) 9...
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