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Hey_Irish asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 2 months ago

Do you think modern cameras are any good?

I've noticed that with modern cameras, they kind of make people look so plain, and then you see them in person and they look wayyy better, especially women, then you see them and you're like wow, those pictures don't do you any justice.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It doesn't matter whether they're new or old, sophisticated or simple, pricey or cheap. The camera is only a tool. What makes a picture look good is the one using the camera. 

    So cameras are more widely available nowadays than ever. That makes tons more people shooting pictures. That means way much less photographers out there knowing what they're doing.

    • justabe1020
      Lv 4
      3 weeks agoReport

      what? Are you dumb. it has everything to do with the quality of the camera. Have you seen a 10 yeard old take pictures with his iphone. Looks like national geogrpahic. It sso easy to ake pictures now

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  • 1 month ago

    What camera you talking about, DSLR or smartphones. They got better but depends on how the picture was taken

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  • 1 month ago

    The camera is kind to some people and harsh to others.

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  • 1 month ago

    That's your imagination. Today's cameras are almost all excellent in terms of picture quality.

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  • Frank
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Your question is extremely vague.  What about the photo is "plain" looking?  Can you post an example?

    The reason could be the use of the wrong type of lens such as those in smartphones.  Smartphones use wide-angle lenses which should never be used to photograph people because of the distortion.  That's why so many people think that they look ugly because they've never had their photo taken with a real camera mated with a proper lens for portraits.

    The reason could also be due to poor post processing of the image.

    Regardless of the cause, the reason is that the person taking the photo did a bad job.

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  • 2 months ago

    it has nothing to do with modern cameras. It has EVERYTHING to do with the photographer and his skill at using the camera. Inexperienced users who expect a point-and-shoot camera to make up for their lack of skills are in for disappointment, as you seem to be. 

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  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If you know how to use them, yes.

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  • 2 months ago

    The thick headed dumb bell using the camera is what makes the photo good or not. A GOOD photographer typically makes a person look at least as good, if not better, than they do in reality. Lighting, composition, depth of field, distance to subject, lens choice, and post production of the RAW file are all factors that a real photographer uses. Modern cameras give you far more CAPABILITY to take great photos than do older cameras. However, an unskilled typical user, like most people are today, simply reinforce the old computer rule of GIGO... garbage in, garbage out.

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  • 2 months ago

    I'm not a photographer, so I don't know what all of settings/adjustments do or are used for. However, I do know that the person using the camera has a huge impact in how the image comes out. What I'm trying to get at is that the person using the camera has to know what he/she is doing in order to take good pictures.

    Think of it this way: You can have the greatest musical instrument known to mankind. But if you can't play it well or know how, it won't sound good.

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  • qrk
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Modern cameras are excellent. Taking pictures of people, for that matter anything, requires skill to bring out the best. Composition and lighting are two important things muggles don't understand.

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