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OK, but I preferred my Canon...,
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This review is from: Nikon COOLPIX L310 Compact Digital Camera - Black (14.1MP, 21x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD (Electronics)Good value for money (especially through Amazon) and a fairly good camera; easy to compose & shoot pictures, good range of features. However, very difficult to avoid "lens shake" on full zoom, so consequently a lot of wasted fuzzy shots. Frustrating if, like me, you take a lot of wildlife pictures on full zoom. My old Canon, which this camera was to replace, although having a smaller zoom was a lot steadier. Camera itself has a very small memory, too, so you either need to download often, or buy extra memory cards.
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Initial post: 1 Jan 2013 11:32:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jan 2013 16:50:56 GMT
K. C. says:
Even with image stabilisation (IS) I use a speed of at least 1/500th and I hold the camera tight up to my face and look through the optical viewfinder to steady it especially when using a longer lens so this camera model would be no use to myself (having no optical viewfinder). I have a Canon (S3IS) with a Vari-angle LCD and a supplementry extension lens giving a 35mm equivalent of 600mm - which is good on close up work as well providing I take the big one off and change the setting in the menu - they now sell one to 50x which is tempting because of the fiddling about. I also have a Nikon Coolpix P90 which I found not so good for close-up work and no lens hood was made for it so I improvised and made one (loads of stuff accumulate over the years). For close-up work the first thing I missed with digital cameras was the cable release although Fuji did have one on another more expensive model and I have purchased a remote release for my Sony DSLR since then. So choosing is difficult - there always seems to be something changed and to take for example, a Hobby hunting dragonflies with arms slightly extended, seems a little too inhibited for this camera with a 21x optical zoom. I hope this is of help as I love wildlife and if I get one good photo, every so often, it's more of a bonus as to just seeing something.
Posted on 3 Jan 2013 09:13:30 GMT
E. C. Cormode says:
Try using a monopod to avoid fuzziness on more vulnerable shots.
Posted on 22 Jan 2013 17:20:53 GMT
i learned the hard way myself and agree with ec cormode use a monopod or a tripod. monopod if in an arena ie edinburgh military tattoo or a tripod if in places like the rome collusem get better and happier results
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