Your Questions About Nikon Vs Canon Vs Sony Digital Camera

Michael asks…

Canon VS Nikon VS Sony?

I’m about to purchase my first DSLR and I can’t really decide which brand to go with, I’ve heard lots of both positive and negative things about each company. But I’m choosing between the following models. I’m looking for something I can grow into but won’t be outdated in a few months:

Canon T1i – Nikon D5OOO – Sony Alpha a500

thanks for the help. :)

Pip answers:

I would recommend you Nikon D5000 12.3 MP DX Digital SLR Camera
# D-Movie Mode with sound; record 720p HD movie clips
# Live View with contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking
# Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
# 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
# IS0 200-3200 range (100-6400 expanded)
# 4 frames per second continuous shooting

Lisa asks…

Nikon VS Cannon VS sony ?

I’m in the processs of buying a DSLR Camera and I a bit stuck on which to buy. I read reviews on all of them and they all seem to be good.I will be using it as a hobby.Any idea which one would be the best bang for the buck? Thank You for the help.

Pip answers:

I prefer Canon over all other camera brands because it has the best performance.
So I highly recommend the Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode. It is an awesome camera with great features and impressive results and it is the best bang for buck. Some of its features are:

- 12.2 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.
- ISO 100 – 6400 for shooting from bright to dim light.
- Improved EOS HD Movie mode with expanded recording and with in-camera video editing options.
- High speed, reliable 9-point AF system utilizing a high precision, f/5.6 cross-type center point.
- Enhanced metering with a 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system for accurate metering between exposures.

Currently this camera is ranked at number 2 in the top 100 DSLR cameras on amazon.

Best price for the Canon EOS Rebel T3:

I found a helpful review that will answer a lot of your questions:

List of the best DSLR cameras available now if you want to look at more options:!493964%2Cn%3A502394%2Cn%3A281052%2Cn%3A3017941&_encoding=UTF8&tag=faumioew-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

Donna asks…

nikon coolpix vs. Canon power shot?

hey guys i want to buy a digital camera that unlike sony or kodak, will last long and take great pics to upload on facebook, the web, print, ect. i am looking at the Nikon coolpix s41000 camera vs. Canon powershot sd3000 IS. I LOVE the nikons smile catcher mode and the canon vivid color mode. i know they are both around the same price range so thats not a biggie. if u have any info on which one is a better camera please let me know…. also if you have any web sites you know of with good deals on cameras and good info on how to chose a camera then let me know too. i have looked on youtube and seem a few reviews for both camersa but nothing that really is comparing them both. i have heard that Nikon supposibly makes better cameras but that the coolpix series are considered dantiy and arnt as sturdy or dont take as good of pics as the Canon powershot. once again i am looking at the Nikon coopix s41000 vs. Canon powershot sd3000 is. tell me what you guys think :)

Pip answers:

I would ALWAYS choose a Canon compact camera over a Nikon compact because I know it’s image quality will be be better.

Btw, you have your model numbers all wrong. It’s the entry level, Nikon S4100, not S41000…and Canon has never released an SD3000 IS. They have an SD4000 IS and SD4500 IS…and an A3000 IS, but not SD3000 IS. The A series are Canon’s entry level models, which produce very good image quality, particularly in good outdoor light. However, with all entry level models, you do get some compromises in regards to performance. SD models are better than A series.

Mandy asks…

Camera to Buy . . . Software to Learn . . .Canon vs Nikon vs Sony . . . Books to Read?

I am going to look into an education in photography come January. I am looking to get a camera for Christmas, I just don’t know what I am really looking for. I want something that will be worth the investment. I would like something that would be a little bit more sophisticated because I don’t want to get something that I will outgrow in a month or so.

The current camera I have is on this page. Its a casio Exilim EX-S600.

I have had this camera for about a year now. I like it, however, I just don’t get the pictures I want all the time. Its great for simple pictures, however more complexed shots, I have a hard time getting the shot I want. Mostly, far away shots, or night time shots. They are either blurry, or I get an underexposure or overexposure sign on some of my shots.

I want something that will work for me following these: I would like to take pictures in: Sports and Modeling, I would like to take good portrait photos, as well as in action sports shots. I also would like to take Scenery shots, both night and day shots of sunsets, trees, clouds, mountains, snow. I also like taking pictures of Cars which my camera now works ok for.

I am looking to get a camera, that I can keep growing with. I don’t want to get something that keeps me limited. I have been looking at Canon and Nikon. As I think those are the 2 best camera makers in the market today. However I keep hearing that Sony is coming up in the scene of Photography. I seem to like Canon just a tad bit better right now. I would like to have a camera that runs on Lihtium Ion batteries. Cameras that run on AA batteries seem to just die quickly but I will take what is best. I right now have about 600$ to spend, and I will probably either get money for Christmas, but I don’t really know until Santa comes this year. :-)

If anyone can offer links of camera‘s I should consider looking at, as well as any sites that offer good pointers and tips I would GREATLY appreciate it. I would like to learn as much as I can before I start class in January. Also, if anyone knows of any other classes I should consider taking that will help me get the most of my pictures I would really appreciate it. I have just got the Adobe Photoshop, Adobe CS4, and Dreamweaver, I just haven’t got any books to learn the software yet. If anyone knows of any books that would be good to learn these programs as well I would appreciate that too. Thank you everyone wish me LUCK!!!

Thank you everyone who offers input.

Pip answers:

Let’s make a checklist:

- look into an education in photography

You’ll need an SLR camera

- Modeling – portraits.
- Sports – action sports.
- Scenery – day/night, everything in between
- Cars
- Able to grow with.

Sounds like the Nikon D700 is the perfect, or Canon’s 5DmkII which is probably better at everything except sports.

- 600$ to spend

Ouch.. Those camera cost over 2000$ just for the body alone, no worries, there are alternatives, if you’re willing to make some compromise.

Something that is not as expensive but will still fulfill all your needs yet will not limit you in the near future would be something in the range of advanced amateurs models: Nikon D90 for around 800$, or Canon 50D for 100$ more. 50D shoots faster at 6.3fps (D90 at 4.5) so it would be more suitable for sports if you need burst shots.

Do note that you will need lens, and they will cost more. A wide angle lens for sceneries, a fast portrait lens, and a telephoto lens for action sports. However it does pain me to tell you that if you want something good, those 3 lenses would set you back at least 2000$. (I used to think a 250$ budget telephoto is good enough for basketball, but I was wrong, came home without good action photos except sweaty players on side bench, lens AF couldn’t keep up).

About Sony, won’t dare to say much because the last time I recommend a friend to get it, he was dissapointed with it, haven’t heard from him since.

Ruth asks…

Canon VS SONY VS Nikon . Which brand is best in D SLR’s Camera?

Canon VS SONY VS Nikon
Also plz give reasons for it. :-)

Pip answers:

All are good and have their strong and weak points, depending upon your personal needs and viewpoint. A bit or trivia, Nikon’s DSLR sensors are made by Sony. It may come down to how the camera feels in your hands. Physically, it seems that Sony is the smallest and Canon is the largest. My hands are rather large and I’ve used a new Sony mirrorless and it’s just too small for my hands. I can use it but it’s just not that comfortable. You’d think the Canon would fit me the best, but the location of the shutter button cramps my finger after a while. Nikon seems to fit me the best. You might go to a store with all three brands and handle them with your eyes closed. Don’t drop them! But with your eyes closed, see how the grip fits your hand, the location of the shutter button and focusing and zoom ring and so on. Your eyes will influence how something feels, closing your eyes means you have to depend upon feel alone. Just like doing sheet metal body work on a car. I know from experience that with your eyes open, often times you cannot feel a slight imperfection in the metal surface. Close your eyes and you can then feel it. Not sure why, but it works.

An advantage Nikon has is that you can use any lens built in the last 40+ years. You may have to operate them manually, but cou can use them. Some of the old lenses have some really great optics. You can also use old 3rd party lenses having the Nikon mount. Lenses like Vivitar were made by reputable firms such as Konica and Tosina. When Canon went digital, they changed the lens mount, meaning you can’t use the old film lenses. Sony can use many of the older Minolta lenses, several of which also had great optics. This means that with Nikon or Sony, you could buy some older used lenses on ebay. If you decide you don’t like that type of lens, you’re out a small amount of money. Nothing worse than paying big bucks for a lens you find doesn’t suit your needs.

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Your Questions About Sony Digital Camera With Wifi

Laura asks…

Can any one suggest me the best 3G compatible mobiles available in INDIA?

Pip answers:

Rs 16,500/-
inbuilt memory of 110 MB, which is upgradeable upto 8 GB using microSD card. 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and video recorder. Connectivity options like wifi, bluetooth with A2DP, infrared, USB connector, EDGE, GPRS and WAP. The mobile has music player, fm radio, email client support and flight mode. GPS, PDF Viewer, ZIP Manager, Quick Office and Nokia Maps are the unique features of the mobile phone.

Sony Ericsson-T700
Rs 10,000/-
talk time of 570 minutes and standby time of 370 hours. Features like TFT display with resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 3.15 megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom with flash and video recorder. Added features like Quad band, 25 MB inbuilt memory which can be upgraded using a Memory Stick Micro and has connectivity options like bluetooth with A2DP, USB connector, EDGE, GPRS and WAP. The phone supports MP3, eAAC+, WMA and WMApro audio formats and has FM radio and games. The phone supports Flight Mode and is JAVA enabled.

These are the 2 best choice having all features, 3g, provide good battery backup, good overall performance and good durability. Value for money products. Buy any of these. :)

George asks…

is there a camera that looks like a phone?

I’m looking for a really cheap camera. I want it to be super slim and small.
I dont even want any of those lens things that come out.
I want the lens to just look like a phone camera lens. You know, just a small thing the size of 1/4 of a dime.
I want to turn it on, take a picture, then turn off.
Like no delays…
Anything like that out there?
I don’t even need great camera quality. 5 mp would be great. 2 or 3 is fine.
Basically what I want is a phone camera withOUT all the other features…
I want a phone that only takes pictures….. hahaha
sounds really dumb but yeah…
in fact, I dont even need it to have the option to move it to a computer.
I don’t need wifi or anything like that on it.
I just need it to be slim, quick, easy.
Oh my goodness… I know phones have the camera… that is why I’m describing it as a camera like the ones on a phone.
I want one that doesnt do anything but take pictures.

Pip answers:

Cameras generally do not strive to become phones. It is the other way around that’s common. That is unless for certain Samsung camera models.


If you really want just a camera that’s as slim as phone and just takes pictures then look into Sony.


I know they cost a lot but as we all know being sexy doesn’t come cheap too.

Charles asks…

What cellphone should i buy?

I’m looking for a cp that is stylish, easy to use, has a good camera/video recording. I don’t want iphone or touchscreen type because i already have an itouch. i was thinking of buying blackberry bold but when i saw this nokia with awesome camera, i had second thoughts. browsing is secondary because my itouch can do that for me as well.

Pip answers:

My suggestion is u can go in for SONY ERRICSSON types of mobiles as money is not a CONSTRAINT

Sony Ericsson announced another touchscreen handset today: the Aino. A slender slider with a 3-inch touchscreen and numeric keypad, the Aino has an 8.1-megapixel camera, Sony Remote Play support for streaming media from a PS3, GPS, HSPA and a nifty docking station that will also charge the wireless remote.
Sony Ericsson have also announced Media Home, a sync app which pulls media data from a PC to the Aino via WiFi or when docked in the included recharging cradle. As for the wireless remote, that has sound-sensitive LEDs.Sound and vision set free
inch 16 million colour screen – surf the web in widescreen
Clear audio experience – listen to music in superb quality
Design matched Wireless Stereo Headphone MH100 and Charging Stand EC100
Aino supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100. Aino will be available in selected markets from early Q4 in the colours Obsidian Black and Luminous White.Camera

8.1 megapixel camera
Up to 16x digital zoom
Photo fix
Photo flash
Video recording
Auto focus
Face detection
Image and video stabilizer
Geo tagging
Photo feeds
Photo light
Red-eye reduction
Send to web
Smart contrast
Touch focus

Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Clear Bass
Clear Stereo
Touchscreen media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
Stereo speakers

Access NetFront™ Web browser
Google™ search (from standby)
Web feeds

Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Video calling (main camera)

Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Instant messaging
Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync™

Auto rotate
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation

3D games
FM radio with RDS
Motion gaming
Remote Play for PLAYSTATION®3
Video streaming
Video viewing
Walk mate

Bluetooth™ technology
DLNA Certified™
Google Maps™
USB mass storage
USB support

Alarm clock
Flight mode
Phone book


Battery charger
SanDisk microSD™ 8GB
Colour-matched Wireless Stereo Headphone MH100
Design-matched Charging Stand EC100
User guide

Wireless Stereo Speakers MBS-400
Snap-on Speaker Stand MS410
Digital Photo Frame IDP-100
Facts and Figures

Size: 104 x 50×15.5 mm
Weight: 134 grams
Colours: Obsidian Black, Luminous White
Main screen: 16,777,216 True Colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 432 pixels
Size: 3 inches
Phone memory: Up to 55MB
Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™
Talk time GSM: Up to 13 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 380 hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hours
Standby time UMTS: Up to 367 hours
Video talk time: Up to 1 hour 40 mins
Music listening time: Up to 31 hours
and more features as well……

Have a gud talky phony day ….

Jenny asks…

The Best Android Phone In The Market ?

I want an android phone with 1 ghz processor and it shud be in the range of Rs13000 -16000
I was stuck with xperia u but it had no usb slot which makes the phone shit :(
Please Answer.

Pip answers:

In this price range and your specifications, there are only two mobiles, one is available in market and the other one is to be released soon.

1 Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus
Price: Rs. 15,500

3.65 Inches screen
5 MP autofocus camera with LED Flash
1 Ghz processor
512 MB RAM
Internal Memory 2.7 GB expandable upto 32 GB
Digital Compass for navigation

Works on OUTDATED Android 2.0(Gingerbread). NOT upgradable to Android 4.0 (Ice cream sandwich)
Low GPU of Adreno 200
Low resolution of 320 by 480 pixels resulting in below average piexel density and bad screen quality
NO secondary camera for video calling
No HD video recording
Low battery at 1300 mAh

2. Sony Xperia J
It is not yet released but will hopefully release either this month or next month.
Expected Price: 14,500 – 16,000
Expected release – September or October

4 INCH Screen
5 MP auto-focus camera with LED Flash
1 Ghz processor
512 MB RAM
Secondary VGA camera for video calling
Works on Android 4.0 (Ice cream Sandwich and may get an update of latest android 4.1, Jelly bean)
FWVGA resolution at 854 by 480, resulting in good ppi and sharp and better screen quality
Have SONY”S MOBILE BRAVIA ENGINE to enhance color renderness and gives sharp and crisp display
4 GB internal memory out of which 2 GB is user accessible and expandable upto 32 GB
Digital Compass for navigation
Good battery of 1750 mAh

No HD video recording

After reading the above specs, you must have made up your mind. So I don’t have to give any concluding line. I would just say, that Xperia J is worth buying at this price range

Robert asks…

which is better sony ericsson xperia mini or sony ericsson xperia mini pro?

Pip answers:

Sony Ericsson today unveiled the highly-expected XPERIA X10 Unlocked Android-based smartphone with the new UX interface platform, a Wireless Stereo Headset and a pretty neat set of features. Contrary to the rumors that spoiled this announcement, the XPERIA X10 will be running Android Donut (version 1.6) and not Éclair (version 2.0). The long list of features include a huge 262k color 4-inch WVGA (480 x 854 pixels) TFT touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250, 1GB of internal memory, microSD card slot and an 8GB card included with the device. The camera on the X10 has 8.1 megapixels and it packs 16x digital zoom, autofocus, face recognition, geo tagging, image/video stabilizer and light, touch focus and video recording. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, Micro USB, stereo Bluetooth with A2DP, USB, WiFi, A-GPS, Media Player, auto rotate and gesture control.

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Your Questions About Canon Digital Cameras Wiki

Lizzie asks…

Digital Camera?

What camera’s take good still photos? For example, if I wanted to take a picture of a soccer game while kids were running in the game, I want to take a still picture instead of it looking blurry.

Also, what do megapixels do? Or, what are they for?

What are some good professional camera’s (brand name)?

Pip answers:

There’s a near foolproof camera that was just advertised, the Nikon D40 for those that want the quality but don’t know much about the different features and the knobs, switches and buttons… The camera comes with a relatively good quality kit lens and can be used on totally automatic mode (you look through the viewfinder, press the button halfway down and it focuses and sets the aperture and shutter speed for you automatically, and you complete pressing the button down and it snaps the photo). You’ll love the feel and the ergonimics of Nikon cameras. The Nikon D40 camera with the kit lens should cost about $600 or less and will be available after Thanksgiving day. The good thing is that you can always get a better lens afterward (it also comes with a long focal range, like 28-200mm or something like that). Or, you can always go with the Canon Rebel, and the kit lens.

The two top brands in the world of photography are Canon and Nikon. While Canon has the most aggressive advertising ads and come out with lots of bells and whistles, Nikon has a reputation of having the same lens mount since 1959 which will enable the person to find lenses for whatever camera model he/she owns, and the fact that Nikon puts out a very sturdy and no-nonsense feel on all its SLRs and DSLR cameras and the camera brand is known for quality build.

Check out this article:
and also check out:

Good luck and best wishes.

Ken asks…

Model Order of Canon Digital cameras?

What is the Age of models?

Pip answers:

There is a full timeline on wikipedia

down the bottom of the page

David asks…

Question on Canon zr960 minidv camcorder?

Hi there, Im fairly new to more advanced cameras and what not. Im not tech savy at all and Im curious about this camera. I love making amature movies and Im taking film classes soon. So, can anyone just literally tell me all I would know about this and hooking it up to my computer after I record?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, Im buying more memory for the computer for the camera. Since I need a better editing program. So, after after I record something on this camera, can I just put the miniDVD in my computer and somehow save it? Or do I need special cables, etc. Because I keep reading about “Firewire” and its confusing me, haha. Im also looking into buying a better light to hook up to the camera since I love night shots. How is the zoom in the dark with this camera and does it have night vision? And of course, haha, does it even HAVE a hook up for an extra light? I know the audio isnt going to be the best on just the camera, so Im planning to buy a mini mic to hook up to the mic port on the camera.
And um, I think thats it. Told you, Im really bad with technology, lol. Thanks for any help! Much appreciated! If theres anything else I should know, please let me know.


Pip answers:

The Canon ZR960 is a standard definition, entry-level, miniDV tape based camcorder that can record to standard definition DV format in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.

To get video from the digital video tape to the computer, you will connect a firewire cable (not USB) to the camcorder’s DV port (not USB) and the computer’s firewire port (not USB). Fiwire, IEEE1394, DV and i.LINK are all the same thing. They are not USB. USB won’t work. USB-to-firewire cable/converter/adapter/hub things won’t work.

According to

your computer does not have a 1394/firewire port. However, your computer has an ExpressCard slot, so you can add a firewire port.

The Canon ZR960 does not use DVDs for recording media. No one should ever get a consumer grade, DVD based, standard definition camcorder. The video is too compressed to provide decent video quality for editing.

The “DV” in miniDV tape is “Digital Video”. The zeros and ones recorded to miniDV tape are just as digital as those recorded to hard disc drive, flash memory or even DVD media. The difference is that the DV video file format is the least compressed. This is one – of MANY – reasons why the professionals contimnue using DV (and HDV) format video. More compression = more discarded video data = reduced video quality.

A video light will help – if the subject is within about 10 feet of the light (or if the light is REALLY bright, then further is OK – but not much further). The small lenses and imaging chips in consumer camcorders do not handle low-light capture very well – the video will be grainy. As the lenses and imaging chips get bigger and the low light behavior gets better, the camcorders get more expensive.

If you zoom into the darkeness – or low light – the auto focus system will not know what to focus on (not enough light). The Canon ZR960 does not have a built-in infrared emitter for zero light capture like some Sony consumer cams have. The “auto” setting in the ZR960, under low light conditions, will slow the shutter and increase the iris size. The slow shutter will cause “ghosting” during fast motion.

The ZR960 is one of the least expensive camcorders with a mic jack – as with all consumer camcorders with a mic jack (there are very few – most are in the Canon line up) it is a 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mic jack. A stereo mic is a good idea – otherwise, the mono mic audio will be recorded only to the right channel. You can fix this in post, but it is an extra step. The Audio Technica Pro24CM or NRG Research SA-800 are suggested – unless you are somehow compelled to buy the Canon external mic.

The ZR960 does not have manual audio control. As far as I know, the least expensive camcorder with manual audio control and a mic jack is the Canon HV40.

When the camcorder’s DV port is connected to the computer’s firewire port with the firewire cable and the camcorder is in “Play” mode, launch the video editor and “Capture” or import the video.

There’s lots more… But you can start with downloading the camcorder’s manual from Canon.


and reading through it.

Linda asks…

Canon camera questions?

Would that Canon EOS Rebel T4i Be considered a point and shoot camera? If so why? If not, what is considered a point and shoot camera?

Pip answers:

It’s no where near being P&S it’s a DSLR

The Lens on a DSLR can be changed where the Lens on a P&S can’t.
So that means that the T4I IS a DSLR

According to definition to Wikipedia on what a DSLR would be

According to definition to Wikipedia on what a Point and Shoot would be

John asks…

Abbreviation of SLR in digital camera?

Recently i came across one Canon digital camera with extension SLR/ what is the meaning of SLR and what is its abbreviation

Pip answers:

Single lens reflex – it means you look through the lens via a mirror.

Read more here

For digital cameras this is higher end

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Your Questions About Digital Cameras 2013

Daniel asks…

Kodak Easyshare camera will not charge?

My Kodak Easyshare will not charge brand new battery and using my ac charger, the light blinks a few seconds and then goes off it will not charge enough to bring the lens back into place. Does a ac charger go bad ive had this camera for appr 5 yrs? Ive tried plugging it into different outlets and it still will not make the green light stay on. I love this camera and really would like to know if its worth saving.
Duracell still sells the batteries for the Kodak Easyshare which i recently bought directly through their online store. So it doesn’t appear to be the battery it was working fine up until a couple days ago.

Pip answers:

Chargers can and do go bad over the years, but the more likely suspect would be the camera’s battery. You’ll have a tough time getting support for your 5-year old Kodak Easyshare, as Kodak got out of the digital camera business and went through bankruptcy.


In my humble opinion, it’s time for a new camera, and from a more reliable brand such as Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony, Fujifilm, Samsung, etc. Avoid Kodak, Vivitar, and any camera you’d find in a blister pack hanging on a peg at Walmart.

Mary asks…

How to audition for SM, JYP, and YG?

So, I would like to know how to audition for SM, JYP, and YG. I already checked their official websites but I’m still confused on how to apply, as there are many ways to audition. I know for SM you can apply via email and post if you can’t make it to the live auditions (global and open). But when people say online audition do they mean email audition? And to apply for global you can apply one of 3 ways: email, every sing, and online. But, are email auditions different than email applying for global auditions? And for JYP, I don’t think they have global auditions, or am I wrong? The only way to apply is live in Seoul, online (only members can right?), or post, right? And YG why do they only have Global (last time I checked was in Thailand) and post! Do they have email (online auditions)? Thanks and I hope you can answer all my questions. Also,
1) Where does SM usually hold their global auditions?
2) Do you have to attach video file (dancing), MP3 file (singing), and photos? Or you can just attach two (like only photos and singing or only photos and dancing)?
I really need the answers badly because I’m planning to audition and missed out this year but hopefully will go in the future :) . Wish me luck!!

Pip answers:

Hey open this website ! This is really helpful to answer your question and how-to apply for SM audition :)

I don’t know about YG and JYP , but i heard JYP have global audition in some country O_o i read it somewhere in y!answeer .
I’ve been searching in google but i can’t find any YG email address to send our audition application , i heard YG only open auditions face-to-face it means they really wanna see your talent , not by video , but face-to-face .

I only find their address for sending a tape that contains our audition video
YG Audition
Sangsu-dong 394-10 Hoseong Building 3F
Mapo-Gu, Seoul
South Korea, Zip 121-829

1) SM usually open in most asia , but they opening global auditions in USA too !

Friday, January 25th, 2013: Incheon (Samsan World Gymnasium)
Sunday, January 27th, 2013: Daejeon (Pyeongsong Youth Cultural Center)
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013: Jeonju (Jeonju University – JJ Art Hall)
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013: Busan (MBC Art Hall)
Saturday, February 16th, 2013: Anyang (Anyang University – Ari Vision Center)
Sunday, February 17th, 2013: Seoul (COEX Mall – Conference Room 4th floor)
Friday, February 22nd, 2013: Bundang (Korea Design Center)
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013: Gwangju (U Square Cultural Center)
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013: Daegu (Bukkuch’eong Youth Cultural Center)
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013: Chungju (Jungjushi Cultural Center)

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013: Osaka
Sunday, March 24th, 2013: Nagoya

Friday, April 19th, 2013: Washington D.C. (Waterview Conference Center)
Sunday, April 21st, 2013: New York (Hotel Pennsylvania)
Friday, April 26th, 2013: Seattle (Federal Way Community Center)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013: LA (Sheraton LA Downtown)

Sunday, March 31st, 2013: Bangkok

Sunday, April 14th, 2013: Guangzhou

Sorry for the late update! ^^
Sunday, July 7th, 2013: Shanghai, China
Monday, July 8th, 2013: Shanghai, China
Saturday, July 13th, 2013: Beijing, China
Sunday, July 14th, 2013: Beijing, China

Saturday, July 20th, 2013: Tokyo, Japan

2) of course you have to attach them all ! A photos of profile shot , side face , full body ,and side body , remember to remove your hair from face (if you have bangs) better to tie them up or use clip instead . For a photo , remember to not use scanned photos/cellphone camera/webcam ! Use digital camera / good camera for taking photos :)

For video dancing and singing i think it’s ok to use webcam or anything else as long it has good quality and don’t make your voice bad because of it’s quality :(

And attach a video of you singing and dancing (singing max 2 min & dancing max 2 min too )
Don’t forget to introduce yourself in the opening of video ! *Hello my name is__ I’m going to audition for __ now I’m gonna sing ___ by ___ and dancing to choreography dance/freestyle dance * just like that !

I’m gonna audition too soon after i losing some weight ! Kekeke , wish your luck the best ! Go for it !

Susan asks…

Am going to disneyland in 2 weeks . Am going the 21 of april of 2013 Will it rain ? What should i pack?

I might get my period the 21 too -.-t. Its my first time goinq am so EXCITEEEEEDDDD!!!!!!

Pip answers:

Well it is impossible to say whether it will rain at that time, the last time I was there around the end of April there were a few days with a bit of light rain, the best day was the one they actually predicted rain, there were beautiful sunny skies that day.

Late April is generally warm enough to dress reasonably light however there is always the possibility of light rain or slightly cooler than average temperatures. I always suggest bringing clothing that can be layered rather than of a specific weight at this time of year. For example light shirts or T Shirts with a sweater and light water proof shell is what my family takes when we go at this time of the year in addition to a light spring type jacket. If you are staying around Disneyland there is not a lot of requirement to dress up. I try to bring a dressy shirt and casual dress slacks just in case along with some decent looking but comfortable shoes. The important thing is to always bring comfortable walking shoes and wear clothes that you are comfortable in. You will do a lot of walking and standing while you are there so being comfortable is very important.

A couple of other suggestions. For pants I sometimes bring the ones with the zip off legs. That way if it warms up during the day it is easy to convert them to shorts. Make sure the pants you wear have deep pockets preferably ones with closures (zipper, snaps, buttons, velcro) on them (there are various cargo/travel pants available for both sexes). That way you can carry a wallet, etc in them safely with the pocket securely closed. Although Disneyland is safe enough there is always the possibility of pickpockets in the crowd. I would not suggest carrying a purse as having two free hands makes the park more enjoyable and you never have to worry about putting it down somewhere and “losing” or forgetting it. I have seen people with fanny packs but when we go we just prefer to carry what we need in our pockets. We even have a pocket sized digital camera.

Of course you need to bring personal items to meet your needs while you are there. Pack for this eventuality and leave most of them in your hotel room along with your other items. Just carry what you need with you. Another option is to rent a locker and use it as needed during the day. Just remember each time you open and close the locker it costs you money so try to limit this. We generally rent a locker, put anything required for later in the day in it then leave. If we do any souvenier shopping we drop our purchases off at the locker once we finish shopping. That way we can enjoy the various rides and attractions without worrying about packages. I generally try to set aside a certain time for shopping. This is especially handy if you more or less know what you want. I purchase, or try to, most of the items in one shopping trip. That way you can also drop all your purchases off at your hotel room then return to the park. Of course I still end up picking up small items however they either go in a locker or in my pockets (if they fit).

Joseph asks…

What camera should i buy?? (amatuer)?

I’m an amateur photographer and would like a decent quality, fairly priced and versatile camera which isn’t so delicat ethat i can’t take it on holiday or out for the day?? Any recommendations??

Pip answers:

If you are looking to buy an SLR camera, read this:

If you are buying a compact camera, buy any Panasonic, Fuji or Sony camera that you can afford. They are well made, full of features and reasonably priced compared to Nikons and Canons which are overpriced in my opinion.

For outdoor and travel, a long zoom camera is very useful. I would strongly recommend Fuji FinePix S4200 camera. Great value and a very nice camera for the money:

If you want to go for Nikon, S9200 is a nice value priced camera. For Canon, A2300 is a great value under $100

All the best.

Richard asks…

where can i find a boxy brand eraser in canada, ontario?

I’m looking for a boxy brand eraser,r:0,s:0,i:79&iact=rc&dur=4204&page=1&tbnh=172&tbnw=281&start=0&ndsp=16&tx=197&ty=89

here’s an image.
I’m trying to look for one in stores cause i don’t want to go online to look for it.
also i don’t have any online money.
nor do i need to invest there yer cause i’m still in high school.
preferably near bayview secondary school

Pip answers:

I have only seen them on amazon. Http:// The office supply places don’t seem to carry them. You might try an art supplies store.

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Your Questions About Backing Up Your Digital Photos

Donna asks…

How can you get a photo back after you delete it on a digital camera?

Pip answers:

You can get ur photos back as long you never replace with another photos.
Use card reader, so ur memory card detected by windows as a driver and use Undelete program to get your photos back.
La viola!
U can download undelete program from
just put undelete as the keywords. There’r plenty programs that u can use freely.

Or u can go to photo shop, and ask them to recover by paying fees, maybe like harvey norman.

This one of the programs:

Mark asks…

Photo printer or buy at retail?

Should I invest in a photo printer and ink and photo paper to get my digital pictures or should I continue to buy them at a retail store, such as Target, Walmart, and Snapfish (both with and without sale price)? Which way would I save money in the long run? And yes I do take a lot of pictures.

Pip answers:

You dont print your own photos in order to save money. Between the cost of the printer, ink and photo paper, it is typically cheaper (and better) to print them at places like snapfish, shutterfly, york, dotphoto and many others. Most of them give you free photos for signing up.
You print them yourself for the convenience of having them instantly and of being able to do things like make collages any time you want. If you are going to do it yourself, here is some advice.

Epson wins for best price/feature comparison, best warranty and lowest cost of ink. You can’t beat their warranty. If anything goes wrong, they will fedex a replacement and pick up the old one at their expense. You can get ink for under 50 cents a cartridge at You pay under 2.50 for reusable cartridges and then get $2 back for the empties. Or you can buy refillables (which is what Im using now) and refill yourself for pennies. The info on the Epson deals is updated constantly at

Michael asks…

How can i fix my digital photos?

I had taken personal photos using my cell phone, my son accidentally deleted photos, I managed to recover all photos using Recover My Files Program….but some of them were distorted (half photo and half just colors)….. how can I fix them??????

Many thanks to you.

Pip answers:

HIghly unlikely you can. Be thankful you got back what you did. “Recovery” programs are never a 100% guarantee of recovering all photos intact.


Robert asks…

I just purchased Digital Photo Frame Software that require PNG file format with the use of Layers.?

I just purchased Digital Photo Frame Software that require PNG file format with the use of Layers. I added my photo frame as my first layer (background) and then I added my photo as my 2nd layer and copied the photo and paste it into the frame; I adjusted the photo to the frame size. I downloaded “Gimp” (2.6 version) editing software. As my last step, I am suppose to use Layer/Arrange/Send Backward, but I can’t find that select and I don’t know what is a substitute for it that will send my photo to the back and bend it into the photo frame/border.

Pip answers:

Please tell us the Make and Model Number of your Digital Photo Frame, and the EXACT name of any software that came with it. Without knowing that, we’re just guessing:

The “Layer/Arrange/Send Backward” tools should already be built-in to the Frame’s bundled software.

You shouldn’t even try to use The GIMP, or any other photo editing app, unless the Frame’s User Manual, or software, tells you that you need to.

Lizzie asks…

how do I print digital photos?

i’ve got lots of photos on my laptop and dont know how to turn them into photos. do you need a photo printer and are they easy to use? or is it better to get them printed in a shop and if so what do you actually take into the shop? as my photos are on my computer. Please dont use any technical explanations – i’m a techno-pleb!
i want them like proper photos not just on paper

Pip answers:

Put the photos you want to print in a folder, left click to select the ones you want, and in the folder task pane on the left will be an option to ‘burn to cd’. Most places need the photos as Jaypegs.
You can take the cd to any photo store and get them printed. Snappy Snaps will check the contrast for you as well.
If you have broadband you can send them to the printers over the internet, pay, and get your prints back by post. Theres loads of info on the internet, google for ‘photo printing’. They tell you how big the pic needs to be for a bigger print, and you can also get prints on t-shirts and mugs, mousemats and other stuff.
Its loads better than a printer, I’ve got a nice photo printer but its such a pain to use! The ink costs a fortune and I havent found a compatible ink thats as good.

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Your Questions About Nikon Digital Cameras

Laura asks…

What would you like to how to unprotect the images in the nike digital camera? ask?

I want to unprotect my pictures on my nikon digital camera but i dont see any option in camera for unprotecting the pictures?
Please help!!!!

Pip answers:

Perhaps reading the manual can help you.

George asks…

Does anyone know where i can get a blue or bronze nikon coolpix s210 digital camera?

What are the actual stores other than online stores that sell the blue or bronze nikon s210 digital camera? All i seem to find is the plum one.

Pip answers:

Go to Nikon authorize dealer, they can order 1 for you if they don’t have it in stock.

Nikon’s web site will tell you the nearest authorize dealer.

Nancy asks…

Can You Seriously Be a Good Photographer with a Digital Camera ?

I have a Nikon digital camera , and i believe it doesn’t focuse as well as other cameras do . I’m trying to be the best I can be , and it isn’t working out well . Do you have any tips for photography with a nikon digital camera ?

Pip answers:

Whether you are a good photographer or not, has nothing to do with the camera you use. It is only a tool. A craftsman can use just about any tool to make a masterpiece, it sometimes just takes longer.

The only think that is of concern is the size of the canvas (cameras film or sensor size) … The bigger the better in most cases.

I have been using Nikon’s for over 35 years, Canon for over 10 (I used them during the same frame … I’m not that old … Yet)

If either camera really had a focusing problem, they would never had become the two cameras that professional 35 mm and DSLR photographers would still be using.

In the photo biz, focus is the most important step toward producing marketable images.

Check with your technique before you start changing camera systems. A photo class might be a good start.

Thomas asks…

Is there a battery indicator on the Nikon S3000 Digital Camera?

Im looking to buy the Nikon S3000 Digital Camera for my daughter, but from the reviews I’ve read it appears there is no battery power indicator on the LCD. Is this true?

Pip answers:

Yes, there is a battery indicator…sort of.

No symbol shows and everything’s fine.
A Battery symbol shows and the power is low, prepare to recharge/replace.
An Exclamation Mark shows and the battery is exhausted…no pictures can be taken, recharge/replace battery.

Page 22 of the manual, 32 if you use the goto function on this pdf copy….


It’s quite a nice camera, otherwise.

Perhaps you could give her a couple of spare rechargeable batteries?

Daniel asks…

How do I get my Nikon Coolpix digital camera pictures to show up on the computer?

So I just bought a Nikon CoolPix Touchscreen digital camera and took it to Florida on vacation. I took a LOT of pictures but when I hook it up with the USB to our iMac the pictures don’t show up on iPhoto or Nikon Transfer. I’m getting really frustrated. Please help!! :/

Pip answers:

I agree with the user above — a USB card reader is the simple and inexpensive solution for problems like these. You can pick one up at a nearby camera/electronic store for <$15.

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Your Questions About Digital Photography School

Maria asks…

Where do people with tattoos go to hangout?

I’m doing a digital photography project in school where we pick a theme and create a portfolio. I chose body art, but I’m not sure where to start. I’m under eighteen so I’m not quite sure waltzing into a bar would go over well but is there anywhere else that you might typically find a person with piercings/tattoos/scarifications etc?

Pip answers:

Use some common sense here! There are people everywhere from every walk of life, age, profession who have tattoos. They don’t all hang out at a specific place!

You can go to a tattoo parlor and ask them about theirs, the stories behind them, etc. Also…look around. Talk to people you see that have tattoos.

George asks…

What photoshop technique would you call this?

I would like to know how to make that type of technique . Black and white background with one solid color of an object. I am new to photoshop and editing, and i cant seem to find a tutorial of this. IF its possible, can you upload a video tutorial, or at least tell me the name of this technique. Any help will be great!

Pip answers:

I don’t know if that has an “official” name for it, but I’ve always called that type of picture “color splash.” There are a few ways to do it, but the way that I’m most familiar with involves only an adjustment layer with a layer mask on it that exposes the part of the image that you want to remain colored.

Basically, you use the lasso tool (keyboard shortcut: L) [Whichever one you want, I prefer the polygonal lasso because it's much easier to control where you're going with it.] and select the area in the picture that you want to retain its color. Going to the Adjustments panel (should be on the right side of the screen, otherwise you can bring it up by going to Window -> Adjustments on the menu bar), click the tile for “Hue/Saturation”. This will create a new layer called “Hue/Saturation 1″. Select it if it already isn’t, and drag the slider for saturation all the way down to -100, and then hit Ctrl+I to invert the layer mask, and only that part of your image that you selected should have color in it.

If you need to, you can create another Hue/Saturation adjustment layer below the first one, check “Colorize,” play with the sliders, and change the color to whatever you want.

Richard asks…

What’s the best way to understand digital photography?

I know practice is essential, but what free resources should I use to learn how to operate my camera to its full potential and to take creative pictures?

I was thinking along the lines of renting books from the library. But do you guys know any informative sites for any beginner to digital photography?

Pip answers:
There are tons of information-filled articles there, and if that’s not enough, check out the forums for more.
More specifically, try this particular page:

Read all the articles on that page.

Don’t keep staying in automatic mode and taking mundane pictures, read up and educate, then go and have some fun :)
Best of luck to you!

Ken asks…

What classes count toward a high school art credit requirement for applying to college?

If a college requires a credit of art to be considered for admission, what kinds of courses could count towards that? I was hoping courses like Video Production, Photoshop, and Digital Photography might work but my school classifies anything to do with technology as a computer class, although I feel there is much more to them than just knowing how to use the software and devices. I am going into my senior year and I’ve taken on a heavy courseload and don’t know if I can take on one more class…

Pip answers:

Typically any class in the fine arts department at your high school will count. Classes like the ones you mentioned as well as Art, Art History, Drama, and Photography should work. You may want to double-check with the colleges to which you want to apply as well as your high school counselor if you are unsure.

Sharon asks…

Can you recommend a good digital photography forum?

I’d like to join a forum that welcomes newbies to the art of digital photography, a forum where they don’t mind answering reasonable questions. I’ve had back luck with the forum I joined, where apparently they treat new members with disdain.

Pip answers:

Digital Photography School is my favorite.
It gives all sorts of articles as tutorials, and there’s weekly challenges, and a place where you can share some of your work with other people.
They’re accepting of beginners and experts. Fun pictures, fun challenges.

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Your Questions About Digital Photography For Dummies

Helen asks…

Photography tips for jewelry pieces?

Hi! I would like to take photos of the jewelry I make and post them on my website. I have taken photos before using a the MACRO function and have experimented with light–both natural and flash. Problem is, the slightest scratch on silver or spec of dust is magnified 100x and one sees the inconsequential imperfections better than the piece as a whole.

What simple techniques can I use with a digital camera to get a flattering photo of my work? Thanks so much for your help. Please keep your answers clear and succinct…like in Photography for Dummies, and you will earn that 10 points! :-)

Pip answers:

You will need lots and lots and lots of light. Put on some sun glasses and when it bright enough to see everthing then turn it down one notch. Well not really but you will get better results when you light the item from all sides. Without seeing your results I cant comment specifically, but it sounds like you have shadows coming off of those scratches and such. If you can fill that shadow it wont show nearly so much. Many people us a light tent this one is just a refference. You can find them much cheaper or make one yourself but you will get the idea. Lots of light and the cloth diffuses all of it so it essentually is lit from all angles. A couple of white sheets and a few 150 watt bulbs is all you really need. But if you really want to get a kit they are actually pretty cheap on ebay and such.

Using your flash in addition to three 150 watt bulbs wouldnt hurt either.

Hope this helps

Mary asks…

I’ve got my digital SLR camera, now what?

About a year ago I purchased a Nikon d40, and I have really enjoyed taking pictures with it, family functions, nature etc etc.

Now I find myself wanting to delve deeper into the digital photography world and hone some mad skills. Suggestions? I’ve already bought a few books, which I haven’t finished (Nikon d40 for Dummies and Digital Photography the Missing Manual(Which is a bit rubbish)

Advice from Photographers on where to go from here?


Pip answers:

First, learn how to control the manual settings on your camera (looks like you’ve already started that).

Next, work on composition and lighting. Practice using natural daylight, indoor light, etc. Go to the places you love most and just start taking pictures. Take as many as you can. Shoot at different levels, angles, etc.

Robert asks…

Does anyone have any tips pn photography lighting or even a book i could get from them i am new at this but am

or even a book i could get from them i am new at this but am broke so i need a cheap way to take awesome pictures!!!! please help!

Pip answers:


Most of what I’ve learned is from the web. Theres tons of info out there, the hard part is finding it.

Digital SLR for dummies is actually a very good book. Actually most of the “for dummies” books are written by some top experts in their fields.

Steven asks…

What are some good books on photography???

does anyone know any good books on photography…but not the kind of books that teaches you how to use all those very detailed cameras..but are there anybooks on how to use simple digitial cameras such as the sony cybershot??

Pip answers:

There is “Digital Photography For Dummies”. Anything by Bryan Peterson., although his books don’t tell you much about cameras in general, they do teach you about the craft of creating an image.
Your camera manual.
Scott Kelby’s books on digital photography are written mostly for dSLR’s, but could apply to any camera user.

The principles of photography apply to whatever type of camera you are using. Good composition and exposure are the same for a $30000 Hasselblad and a $200 Sony P&S. By learning more about your camera and the craft of photography, you will improve your images.

Linda asks…

I just bought a digital camera – HELP?

I have learned how to print me photos out but I want to put some on a CD and bring it to a store to have them print them out professionally. How do I put selected photos onto a disc? Is this known as burning? (i’ve never done that) or downloading? or what? I need digital photography for Dummies!!!

Pip answers:

Better to upload them to snapfish or shutterfly…you get professional prints for a good price and don’t have to hassle with discs and stuff…very simple.

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Your Questions About Compare Nikon Canon And Sony Digital Cameras

Michael asks…

Digital camera?

guys i wanna buy a digital camera today,can u give me some advices of what mark is the best to buy,,,,?and where i can get best prices? budget is $250 to $300. txs

Pip answers:

Brands……you have many that are good.
My favourite is Fuji (mine is a Fuji Fine Pix S 9100), but have
Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, etc.
Here are some examples..

Canon Powershot A 640
8.0 megapixels…4dig zoom x 4 opt zoom

Canon Powershot S3 IS
6 Mp…..4 dig zoom x 12 opt zoom

Fuji Fine Pix S6000 fd
6Mp….2 dig zoom x 10.7 opt zoom

Sony Cybershot DSC – T20
8.1 Mp….2 dig zoom x 3 opt..

All are more or less in the prices you are looking for, but, you can also compare more of them in this link..


Good luck

Helen asks…

what I have to buy? Canon D400, D450,Nikon D80,Sony A350?

I’ll buy SLR camera tomorrow.
what SLR and Lens do I have to buy?
Canon EOS D400
Canon EOS D450
Nikon D80
Sony Alpha A350

My budget is US $1,000.

Pip answers:

I would drop the Sony from the choices and just compare the 3 models based on the ff:

1. Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi
Canon EOS Rebel XTi Black SLR Digital Camera w/ 18-55mm Kit
Price Range: $569.95 – $918.90 from 26 Sellers

2. Canon EOS 450D Rebel XSi
Canon EOS Rebel XSi Silver Digital Camera Kit
Price Range: $899.95 – $899.99 from 3 Sellers

3. Nikon D80
Nikon D80 Digital Camera w/ 18-135mm Lens Kit
Price Range: $924.99 – $1,299.99 from 17 Sellers

the new 450D have the highest mega-pixel than the two at 12.2MP, is the lightest at 475 g, only brand with an LCD view finder and have the biggest LCD (3″)
both the canon have a Focal Length Multiplier of 1.60 against the nikon of 1.50
but the nikon have a maximum ISO rating of 3200 which is only 1600 for both canon, and exposure adjustment range of 5.0EV compare to just 2.0EV for the canons.

But the street price range of $1,032 for the nikon makes me recommend the Canon EOS XSi / 450D at $900 and just use the extra $100 for added accessories.

Read the review for the 450D here:

Sandy asks…

who makes the best digital camera’s?

is it nikon,cannon,sony.
i just want a camera that will take clear vibrant pics insie and outside so what do you people reccomend

Pip answers:

Well, each camera is different.
Comparing sony with canon is like comparing apples to bananas.
Now you said you wanted clear vibrant pictures.
I recommend to have atleast 9 megapixels for the camera you will be buying.
The camera I have is 9 megapixels, and its a fuji camera, and it also works great.

Betty asks…

Advise for digital camera slr?
Can anyone tell me if this is a good camera? It costs 360 euros and it’s cheap, so i want to know how good it is.
I dont want anything very professional but i want a good quality camera for photography as a hobby.
Or do you have anything else to suggest?

Pip answers:

Both Canon & Nikon cameras are excellent brands so either one would be a good choice. Other quality brands with affordable DSLRs include Olympus, Pentax & Sony.

My preference is for Olympus, a smaller, more innovative company that makes very good quality cameras with superior quality “kit” (basic, low cost lenses) compared to most other brands. Their E510 model has Image Stabilization (IS), Dust Control and Live View on a 2.5″ size display screen. I do not know the Euro price but US $ price with 14mm-42mm lens is about $550 or with two lens kit which also includes a 40-150mm lens (more telephoto capabilities) for about $650.

This compares to US $560 for the camera you are looking at which is an older (I believe discontinued) model.

Here is a link to a fairly unbiased review of the Olympus camera.


You can find reviews of many other camera models by clicking on the Review Menu button at the bottom of the page on this link. Note that some camera models are not available in all areas of the world or may have different model names. Canon, in particular, uses various model names for the same camera in different markets.

You may also check out the following site designed mainly for first time DSLR buyers.


Hope that helps.
You can email me if you have specific questions about your choices.

Good luck.

Donald asks…

sony a200 or canon s5 is?

I really like both cameras.

The sony a200 takes amazing indoor pictures, does anyone know what indoor pictures look like taken by the canon s5 is?
i’d really love to know.
also, which one do you think will last longer?

Pip answers:

You are not comparing comparable cameras. The Sony is a digital SLR with a sensor 15 times larger than the Canon. It uses interchangable lenses which have much better optics. It also offers full manual control.

If you want to compare like cameras look at the Canon Rebel series digital SLR’s. Sony makes a decent camera but you would be better off with the Canon SLR. Canon has been in the camera business much longer and has many more lenses and accesories to choose from.
You may also want to look at the Nikon D40

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Your Questions About Sony Digital Camera Battery Charger

Michael asks…

Does the type of battery charger matter to charge my digital camera Sony batteries?

Pip answers:

Yes. You need to know what type of battery you have and buy the correct type of charger. Your batteries will either be Nimh (nickel metal hydryte) or Li-ion (lithium ion) some other types are there but they are very old and almost not used in digital cameras. Both types of batteries has rapid chargers

Using the wrong charger will at least overheat and damage the battery. Charging Li-ion batteries on Nimh charger can make them catch ON FIRE so be careful.

Also you need to get the correct shape and size of charger. For example if your batteries are AA then don’t get an AAA charger. These look awfully similar to each other and it is easy you can mix them up.

Daniel asks…

digital camera with plug in battery charger?

im looking for a good camera. 7mp or more that can be charged by either plugging it into the wall or into the usb of the computer like my previous kodak. i dont want to kepe buying batteries.. any suggestions? thanks

Pip answers:

CAUTION Do not overcharge … Batteries can be severely damaged. Get this automatic two or more hour Energizer Compact smart charger with safety timer, temperature monitor and trickle charge technology for ($9.76) at Walmart.

The best batteries for long life seem to be around 2000 to 2300 mAh (Not higher). For longer life, batteries should be charged often and kept in active use. To preserve battery charge, use the view finder and not the LCD screen when possible.

Camera reports batteries low, but is it low charge or bad electrical contacts? Overcharging can ruin good batteries! The secret to making digital cameras work better is having good electrical contacts between batteries and camera.

Digital cameras require lots of power. Bad electrical contacts can cause lots of problems so battery and camera contacts must be cleaned properly. Batteries may be fully charged, but will be viewed as low if contacts are not really good. The LCD screen is a low steady load, but when lens extension, optical zoom, focus, and flash charging are added in the capture mode; the load is very heavy. Bad contacts make cameras do strange things like making bad pictures or shutting off with the lens out.

NiMH are the same type batteries used in the Toyota Prius and most hybrid of electric vehicles and should last many years. NiMH batteries will discharge in two weeks when not used. Old batteries can discharge over night, but may provide near normal service if used immediately after being charged. Battery pairs that can no longer be used in cameras may work well in flashlights.

Check this camera. FUJIFILM – FinePix 10.0-Megapixel Digital. This is more camera for the money.
Wide-angle shooting, a 12x optical zoom and picture stabilization mode combine in this camera for exceptional shooting performance, even at a distance. Plentiful scene modes, autofocus and automatic white balance controls make this camera a snap to operate. Life time Warranty (Parts & Labor).You may be able to find it on the Internet for a lower price ($144), but be careful of the vendor.
Http:// …

This could be the best slim line camera. It’s PINK!
Http://;_ylc=X3oDMTB0bjZzaWNuBF9TAzk2NjMyOTA3BHNlYwNmZWVkBHNsawNlbGVj …

Many of the new cameras come with only an LCD screen. Would suggest that you find one that also has an optical view finder because the LCD screen is almost impossible to see in bright sun.

Higher mega pixels may not really be the best thing to look for. It is more expensive, takes longer to process, and may not be needed unless you are making a really large picture or blowing up a small part of a picture. Http:// ..

The information about my camera is just to show that you don’t need the biggest and best. Just know how to use the one you have.

My camera has 5.2 mega pixel, but I use 3 most of the time because it gives great results, is faster, and takes less memory. Also, it only has a 3 x optical zoom and 7x digital zoom. I never use the digital zoom because making pictures larger works better on the computer. This is an old camera, but everyone is impressed with the quality pictures it takes … Like magic.

Check with the Geeks in several stores and compare prices. Ask what cameras they own. Once you select a camera read all about it in the owner’s manual.

The source links will show most of the cameras out there with prices and help make your digital cameras work better.

Maria asks…

digital cameras?

so im buying a new camera first one to be exact and i dont know what too look for can you tell me the best brands and things i need to look for! also if you can give me the link to cameras if you can nothing fancy of course

nothing over $150 unless its like the best camera but please try your best to lokk under $150 but if you have too nothing over $200 seriously nothing over that!!

Pip answers:

Before narrowing down your choice of a particular make, model, and price; here are a few things to look for when looking for a compact, point & shoot digital camera that meets your requirements:

1). Requires AA batteries or not? There are many cameras that all you do is recharge, (like a cellphone), the camera. I like cameras that use AA batteries. You can buy rechargeable AA batteries for your main source of power, and buy non-recharge ones in a pinch anywhere, should you find your camera without power, instead of being without a camera to use while it’s hooked up being recharged. (What happens if you need to replace the lithium ion battery? Might be costly to replace and not convenient to find). It’s true that digicameras use up non-recharge batteries quickly. But you can buy rechargeable ones and they last a long time. It should be a must to buy rechargeable batteries (with it’s charger). There are some rechargeable AA (stick with the name brands), that now recharges in an hour, or even less! (Remember to figure in the cost to buy rechargeable AA battery and battery recharger).

2). Media Memory Format? SD (Secure Data either MMC [media memory card] or HC [High Capacity]) I know for sure this ‘memory card’ is used by Canon, Kodak digicams; and I’m sure they’re other brands. Then there are other brands who require xD and CF (Compact Flash) and Sony uses exclusively their memory ‘sticks’ (pro Duo and other different configurations). The pros for having a camera that uses SD card, is that they are also used in other electronic devices and are the most affordable media memory storage.

3). An optical viewfinder is very useful for those times when it’s difficult to see your subject on your screen, i.e. A distant face in a crowd; too sunny to see subjects in the LCD screen; fast action shots. It can help conserve power of your camera by periodically turning off the LCD screen and using the optical viewfinder. This feature seems to be important to some, (me included), but to others, not necessary. (This is where IS [Image Stabilization] comes in. Helpful if your camera does not have an optical vierfinder.)

4). Don’t get sucked in by the more MP (megapixels [10 and above]), the camera has, the better. It is not always the case. 5-6 mp is sufficient for most.

5). Optical zoom of at least 3-4x. Higher optical zoom, a bonus. Don’t be fooled by a high digital zoom number. Opitical is what you’re looking for.

6). IS (image stabilization) and face detection? This is a personal choice for what an individual wants, and on some models, it’s a standard feature.

7). Camera size: Compact or subcompact? You might compromise in some functions and options when you go with a small and sleek camera. Camera size will dictate what functions and features will go into the camera. This too, is a personal choice for an individual.

Don’t forget to consider in your budget: Rechargeable batteries and extra memory cards/sticks. Good to have if your camera also takes video. Nothing more frustrating than running out for memory space on your card/stick.

In no particular order, here are some of the best and popular brands: stick with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, Kodak, Pentax. They have models that can fit any budget, even under $150.00, and even lower when on sale.

These are the basics when researching and shopping for a digicam. Don’t worry about other features, they all have pre-set settings for a given photo situation, and some fun ones too. Most, if not all, also take video. (For good quality shooting video, set at 640×480 at 30fps.)

If you do your research on cameras, then go to your local electronic/camera merchants like Best Buy, RadioShack, Circuit City, Ritz, etc…or even Target, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Costco, Sam’s Club, or consider your office supply stores that have a camera dept., OfficeMax, Staples, Office Depot. Or check on-line. A good place is B&H.

Robert asks…

HELP..need a battery charger for SONY CYBESHOT digital camera!!?

it is a 3X optical zoom by ZEISS, it is a SONY CYBER-SHOT T7 pleeeeeeZ tell me where i can find a battery charger for this camera in any adelaide stores!!

much appreciated

Pip answers:

CAUTION Do not overcharge … Batteries can be severely damaged. Use an automatic two or more hour Energizer Compact smart charger with safety timer, temperature monitor and trickle charge technology ($9.76) at Walmart. For longer life, batteries should be charged often and kept in active use.

Check the source links for more Information.

Susan asks…

sony camera charger?

i got a sony digital camera and i bought an ac/dc adapter, but the camera only works if its plugged in, does the adapter not also charge up the battery? its

Pip answers:

It depends on the model of your camera. Most of the older Sony cameras charge the battery inside the camera. They came with a power supply but they did not come with the battery charger. For example, DSC-V1.

I think newer Sony cameras come with a charger but not the power supply. It is better to be this way because it will not tie up your camera when you need to charge a battery.

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