Help? I need a new Camera for specific tasks...
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14-08-10, 08:53 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Chris: thanks for your advice. I currently have a Canon Ixus 850 IS but I find that the picture noise can be a little too much - although I am not using it at its best resolution so will do some landscape work at 3072x2304 and see if that helps any. Just seems to me that if I am going to start moving on, I could do well to start with a 10mp camera. The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 looks good to me so might be worth considering.
No digital camera is immune to noise, but (generally) the more you spend, the better the noise control gets. It's always a problem with compacts though thanks the the small sensors and high pixel density.
I wouldn't worry too much about pixel count - it's not the most important thing (although the manufacturers would like you to think it was the only thing that mattered). Geoff has made a good suggestion though, with stitching some panoramas together. It's very easy to take a series of photos and you can stitch them with free software on your PC (which will, of course, do a much better job than your camera ever could).
If you fancy giving it a try, I would suggest shooting in portrait format and overlapping your shots by about 1/3rd. That gives the software loads of info to go on and gives you lots of space at the top and bottom to crop out (the edges will be messy).
Oh, and if you want the free software, try
. Although it's Microsoft, its actually very simple and very effective. Here's one I shot at Newgale in Pembrokeshire - it's 7 shots stitched using ICE and the edges trimmed out.
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