It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the photography world with the multitude of camera’s announced for release at this years CES 2012. But the biggest news was the announcement of Nikon’s $6000 groundbreaking D4 DSLR. But as a self proclaimed amateur I can barely wrap my head around all of the specs and features that come alongside Nikon’s latest frame catcher, but this video shown at the press release does a great job of summing up the potential this camera has. Check out the time lapse around 1:56. Enjoy.
WHY — Nikon D4 Release Video from Corey Rich on Vimeo.
Digital SLR cameras have become the “it” item of the 2010 decade. With sale prices dipping below $500 with a kit lens, most people think “hell, why not?“
It’s a common misconception that a bigger, more expensive camera will give you better shots. It’s not the camera, it’s the photographer that takes great pictures.
However, one of the many advantages of DSLR’s is the ability to save images as either Jpeg or Raw formats.
For those of you that don’t know what Raw images are, it’s pretty self explanatory, it’s an unprocessed file or picture. The image you see is exactly what was caught on the sensor at the time the picture was taken.
The reason this option isn’t available on most point and shoots is because it takes up much more space then a Jpeg. Plus, most uneducated photographers don’t need the advantages a Raw file brings to post processing, they just want a good picture quickly.
Now, Did You Know.… As you save and re-save a Jpeg file, the quality slowly deteriorates? A Jpeg saved over 30 times will have a noticeable reduction in image quality.
So, to find out if your camera has the option to shoot in Raw mode, look in the Menu > Image Settings > Quality and choose between Jpeg, Raw or Raw & Jpeg. Happy Shooting.