Tag Archive: Camera


Wildlife genre has been always difficult for someone like me who has a point & shoot(P&S) camera having a limited zoom range. Even though my Canon SX100 IS has 10x optical zoom, it still fells way short when it comes to photographing wildlife. Again the slow contrast detect focus system on my P&S camera is not the best when it comes to locking focus on birds in flight or even on one that are perched on branches of tree surrounded by other branches as obstructions. To aggravate the difficulties further, my camera has even developed a problem wherein the camera refocuses when you depress the shutter from half press to full press position(Out of 5 times this happens four times). I’ve tried hard to shoot wildlife before & even have succeeded in capturing them but still I was not overtly satisfied with the results. Yesterday, I had a visitor in my backyard. It was a crow but it was not the normal specie which we see in abundance. The crow was unusually big & almost entirely black. I ran around my home & quickly grabbed the camera and returned near our window facing at backyard.

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Convergence in mobile phone technology has lead to mobile phones which can be used for much more than calling. Now Camera phones as they are called are a breed of mobile phones which apart from communicating can be used for snapping photographs. There have been innovations in this field & now one can find sensors upto 12MP incorporated in mobile cameras having features like smile shutter, face detect, panorama etc. Though inspite of such advancements still a lot of mobile cameras can’t compete with standalone camera due to the size factor which bring limitations. Still one can’t deny the utility of small digital camera in your pocket in scenarios when you forget or do not bring your digital camera along. Here I’ll share my tips & experience on taking good photographs from the digital camera of your mobile phone.

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