Posted on 13 February 2010 by Steve Crane
This article expands on some of the information Roger gave at the last meeting, and goes on to explain how the focus of the camera technology race has shifted from increasing megapixel counts to increasing light sensitivity; meaning cameras can shoot at higher and higher ISO numbers, with less noise than ever before.
Giz Explains: Why ISO Is the New Megapixel
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Posted on 18 April 2009 by Steve Crane
Craig Hickman’s Virtual Camera is an online application, or web site, that presents a camera whose settings you can control. As you change the settings the image on the simulated LCD changes, showing you how the setting changes affect the image. You can choose auto, program, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes as you would on your camera. The site behaves just as your camera would, allowing you to change the either the aperture, shutter speed or ISO depending on the mode you chose. You can also change the exposure value (EV). This is a great way to learn how all these settings interact to affect the image.
Here is a screenshot of the site.
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Posted on 19 January 2009 by Steve Crane
Update Your Camera Firmware
Updating your camera firmware can improve things like menu navigation, bracketing options, noise reduction, high ISO performance, focusing precision, auto white balance improvements, and more. Updates to firmware can also include proper functionality with new camera accessories such as vertical grips, flash units, and lenses. And, brand new cameras will often have some “bugs” that get resolved through firmware updates (”5D’II black dots” ring any bells?).
So here’s the basic process of updating your camera firmware — it’s not hard, you just have to follow the directions given by the manufacturer. And this stuff should hold true for ALL digital cameras, not just dSLR cameras.
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