Comments: New Camera

Holy shit, you paid $1000 for a camera?
But yeah, on the new cameras if you use a high quality setting and use good (professional, not home) printing, you probably won't see the difference.
Actually I'm pretty sure most cameras *don't* default to the highest settings, because the high settings are mass memory hogs and the larger majority of people don't care enough to use the extra memory on it.

Posted by Shadoglare at April 1, 2007 11:17 AM

Actually I know they do, the last four digital cameras I've used, including this one came set at the highest possible picture setting. The most megapixels available on it. It's factory standard. IT's why people buy the camera's like this is to get the best quality. And I still can tell the difference.

And after the extre lenses, the memory card that didn't come with it and all the other stuff... I spent quite over that amount.

Posted by Contagion at April 1, 2007 11:58 AM

Film vs. digital - general Googling of the equivalency gives answers between 6 and 12 MPx, so you should be fine.

Topic discussed in agonizing detail here:

http://www.alpenglowimaging.com/film-v-digital.htm

Posted by Harvey at April 2, 2007 09:18 AM

We have a K1000... my husband loves it. He's very much into the photo stuff and he has managed to find people who will repair any sort of camera. So, if you want to get it repaired, let me know and I'll see if he can find someone for you. (it's likely to be out of state... but he has bought cameras on ebay and shipped them off for specialty repairs, so it can be done).

Posted by Teresa at April 3, 2007 03:43 PM

I've had a Canon Rebel for a couple years now -- once you get used to the digital end of things, you'll end up loving this one. And yes, there's no question that there IS a difference between digital and film -- but the difference IS decreasing and only those with really good eyes can still tell the difference -- the vast majority of people simply cannot.

Posted by Ogre at April 5, 2007 12:27 PM