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Low light and Night Shots

by kpalomin / January 27, 2009 2:16 AM PST

I have had my 5 megapixal camera for about 5 years now and I feel it does everything ok, but I go to disneyland and explore LA at night so I was wonder what kind of camera I need budget is around $450

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for low light
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / January 27, 2009 7:22 AM PST

A Nikon D40. There's some learning curve to it, but it's not rocket science.

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Low Light and Night Shots
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 27, 2009 8:18 AM PST

In the past 5 years, there has been no progress in low light photography.
You still need a DSLR camera for good low light shots.

The newer small cameras will let you select higher ISO settings,
but,
any setting above ISO 400 will have excessive noise in the picture.

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The Disneyland Main Street Parade (at night) is well lit and your present camera will do as well as any of the newer cameras.
A few tips:
If your camera has a viewfinder, use it instead of the LCD to frame your shots.
You can hold a camera steadier when it is pressed against your head than holding it at arms length.
Lean against a post, wall, doorway, etc.

For shots of LA at night, you will need a tripod to support the camera because your camera will have to select a slow shutter speed.
Some people carry a bean-bag and use it for a tripod.
You just need a place to set the bean-bag.
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(NT) Thank you
by kpalomin / January 27, 2009 10:25 AM PST

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