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What advantages does an obtrusive, baulky professional digital camera have over my pocket-sized Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX5V digital camera? There must be some reason apart from prestige for professional photographers to use large digital cameras. Why do they?


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My Canon D1100 has fully Auto everything..... IF I want to use it.... But I often set it to Auto Shutter and do the rest Manually or maybe Auto Aperture and the rest Manually... but the one thing I ALWAYS do manually is the FOCUS.. half press brings it in nice and clear, and if I like what I see then a full press....
\012The DSLR has a few other advantages that my Compact does not..... Cable Shutter release is one....choice of with/without Flash...Filters for the Lens.... Interchangeable Lens.......the list goes on and on.
\012And with the Purchase of special adaptors I can use my Old Lens from the Film days.......
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\012Bottom line..... does the compact do what you want it to do???? If so... stay with it...
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\012If NOT then look at DSLR..... get one, and look at what will help you take the photos YOU want, then get the Accessories to suit YOU.
\012Just be aware it COULD cost you a small fortune just for the Camera....
\012Chances are the Standard DSLR and Lens will do the job.... but if not...... get some Accessories..... Filters, Extra Lens.... the list goes on and on.....
\012The ONE accessory I Highly recommend.... a Special Camera Cleaning kit.
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\012Once you HAVE it then the only cost is for the actual printing of Hard copy Photos.... but THAT could cost a Fortune as well......
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\012Good Luck and happy Shooting..... who knows.... maybe one day we will see you in National Geographic or one of them......
Several reasons.\012\012\012

Interchangeable lenses. A wide variety of lenses are available for the pro bodies, ranging from ultra-wide fisheyes to super-long telephotos. Also macro lenses, defocus lenses, tilt-and-shift lenses, and others providing capabilities you just don't get on a compact camera.

Larger sensor. Smaller cameras by necessity have smaller image sensors. Packing the same number of megapixels into a smaller sensor means that each pixel is smaller. This cuts down on its light-gathering ability. Larger sensors are more sensitive to light. Trying to match the higher sensitivity on a small sensor leads to much more digital noise. In general, if you take the exact same picture with a pro camera and a compact camera, the picture from the pro camera will be of higher quality. Of course, if you never print your pictures larger than 4x6 or 5x7, you may not see the difference. But if you make a three-foot poster, you'll see the difference.

Larger sensors also allow the photographer to reduce the depth of field. One of the factors controlling depth of field is the lens focal length. Small sensors need shorter lenses, and short lenses have wide depth of field.

Speed of use. Compact cameras tend to be designed for the non-professional. They tend to be easy to use, automating many features and providing menus to hold the user's hand while guiding him/her through the non-automatic stuff. Pros don't need the hand-holding. They want to be able to control everything, or at least be able to if they need it. Rather than making choices in a menu, it's faster to just press a button and turn a dial. Of course, with all the settings possible, you need more buttons and controls, and you need a bigger camera to hold them all.

Unless I've left out something, I think those are the main reasons pros put up with the expense, bulk, and weight of their cameras and equipment. If anything I've said is unclear, please feel to free to respond with any additional questions.
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