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 Post subject: Pls help!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:27 am 
Hello Everyone,

I'm new in this forum and specially in the world of cameras. I have now to find a nice camera to be able to take pictures at night clubs and i was wondering which one to buy.
I know some photographers who are using the olympus Evolt E-300 and it works pretty good. However if you please, anyone can advise me which is the best affordable price camera for night life.

Thank you in advance,

Sevag Baroudjian


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:49 am 
E300 is a great camera and I will keep mine even after I get my E510. but if you need your gear to have a good performance in low light situation you better get the new E510 or E410. they both have a lower noise in higher ISO and are faster in auto focus in low light situation. you also have the image stabilizer on E510 which is a good feature also!

hope it helps,


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:55 pm 
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Hello bsevag, and welcome to the CameraLabs forum!

Mehrdad has already given the right answers. Let me just add a remark about IS: It helps to avoid camera-shake reducing the IQ and thus you can expose longer, what is very helpful in low-light conditions. BUT it doesn't help with motion blur. So if people in the night-club are moving you cannot reduce the shutter speed say beyond 1/60 sec without risking motion-blur :cry:
So only two thing will help if you're under low-light conditions and want to avoid motion-blur: High ISO (800 or even 1600) and/or a wide-aperture lens, like a f1.4 or f1.8 prime lens!
So you should be looking for a camera that has low noise at 800 or even 1600 ISO (see Gordon's tests). My favorite in this respect is the Nikon D80.

B.t.w.: Motion-blur is not neccessarily evil - it may even give your pictures a special atmosphere.

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 Post subject: Hello
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:59 am 
Thank you for your quick answers.

I went to Hong Kong yesterday and asked, tried the E-410 and 510.
looks very interesting.
They showed me another camera canon 400 D and told me that this one can take 500 pictures according to the battery. But the olympus can only take 300 before the battery finishes. I realized all are approximately the same and i will get one soon.

Thank you and good luck :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:59 am 
I think they have not given you a reliable number! E410 can take 500 shots with live view disabled and E510 will take 650 shots again with live view disabled!
you can see a comparison in http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/olymp ... ndex.shtml

regarding 400D I would say they features you may have with Olympus E410/510 can not be compared to 400D plus the quality of the kit lenses you get from Olympus.

Good luck,


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