Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A digital photographer just loves DV

One of my good friends, Yao, who loves photography since teenage years with an old American camera got from his grandfather, had focused on choosing his first digital camera (DC) for eight years before making his decision to own one. In the meantime, he reviewed all the DCs he ever knew or tried, and advised various people to buy their cameras. He loves comparing technical specifications of digital cameras, especially CCD's type, size, resolution and material.

What kind of great digital camera did he finally choose? Canon DC40, a DVD video camcorder, not a dedicated camera! Of course, Canon DC40 can be a digital camera, if the user uses it for stills.

Although I am afraid that it might not be a good choice for me or other people but it seems to be a right choice for him. I think it is just a compromised solution. However, some of his pictures show that using a DV as a DC is workable.

All the photos in this post were taken with video camcorders, in The Park of Spring City (former Jinan Botanic Gardens) or The Park of Daming Lake in Jinan, China. The author is Yao Xiang; and the pictures have been reposted here under his permission. Click on the pictures to view them in original size, 2304*1763 or 2048*1536.

Waterdrop on lotus leaf
Canon DC40, F/2.8, 1/720 sec, 61mm, Spot mode, 10:00, 9 August 2006.

Canon DC40, F/2.8, 1/600 sec, 13mm, Spot mode, 10:58, 9 August 2006.

A swimming duck
Canon HV10, F/5.2, 1/120 sec, 61mm, Pattern mode, 21:44, 18 August 2006.

A dragonfly staying on its boat, a floating leaf
Canon DC40, F/2.8, 1/720 sec, 61mm, Spot mode, 11:56, 9 September 2006.

A couple of geese
Canon DC40, F/2.8, 1/400 sec, 61mm, Spot mode, 09:49, 24 September 2006.

A goose looking for its partner
Canon DC40, F/4, 1/120 sec, 36mm, Spot mode, 09:59, 24 September 2006.

Air pollution in Jinan
Canon DC40, F/4, 1/400 sec, 6mm, Pattern mode, 08:48, 1 October 2006.

Canon DC40, F/4, 1/100 sec, 12mm, Pattern mode, 09:26, 1 October 2006.

An unknown photographer (about 40 metres away)
Canon DC40, F/4, 1/210 sec, 61mm, Pattern mode, 10:58, 1 October 2006.


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Anonymous said...

老友姚祥,少时,偿自其祖父处得一德国相机, 乃好色不辍矣.


期间,遍览相机春色,为购者倾力推荐, 凡型号尺寸辨力材质, 锱铢必较.

夫何靓机终为姚祥所选? Conon DC40也!
(DC40非相机,乃一DVD录像机 :/ )

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