(Nov 8, 2013, 12:07)EdMak Wrote: A camera with facilities you will never use is a waste
That would probably apply to most cameras.
I have features on Sony a290, and, Nikon Coolpix, which I have never used.
All on here are likely to be enthusiasts, have any of you used all facilities.
None of my friends have, and many others asking advice, seem unaware of most features.
You're saying that no-one should ever buy a camera that has even one feature that they might never use?
That's kinda harsh.
Buying only what you know how to use RIGHT NOW is very limiting.
I have several pro bodies that do things I never use, like interval shooting, bracketing, time delay.....
If I'm to follow your thought process, I should never have bought those, even though they have other 'features' like metal bodies, fast frames-per-second, available battery grips, etc, because I don't use ALL the 'features'.
There's also the idea of growing into a camera. Starting out using the auto modes and learning when and where to use one of the scene settings, Aperture or Shutter priority, or even manual mode.
The idea is for people to ask here HOW to use the unfamiliar features of their cameras, and how to use them to better advantage.
Not to discourage them from getting a camera that has them.
I *WILL* agree, that many buy way more camera than they are capable of using, WAY too soon. I started out with an Olympus OM10. Manual operation required an adapter I didn't buy for 25 years. Then I moved up to an OM2. Then an OM4t.
Each time I moved up, I gained features I didn't have before, and therefore wasn't familiar with. I had to learn them, and some I never DID use. Same for the Nikon DSLR's I now use.
Ed, do you use EVERY feature in your car? Or on your TV set? Or DVD player? Or cellphone? Or other electronic devices you may own???
I doubt it. Same with digital cameras.