I have a bit of problem in gripping of DSLR. Even with all apppropiate settings in DSLR (shutter speed > 1/60 sec and in daylight), i don't get exact perfect pics as i get in Point & shoot cameras. Will a tripod help in improving the quality of pics?
#1. "RE: Blury pictures" | In response to Reply # 0
Maybe yes, maybe no.
What lens and what aperture are you using?
What ISO is the camera set for?
P&S cameras have very small focal length lenses and no mirror to bounce. So you can get away with much slower shutter speeds and actually have poor technique and still get acceptable pictures. A good rule of thumb for shutter speeds is to have 1/2X focal length. So for a 50mm lens you should shoot at 1/100 or faster. For a 200mm lens use 1/400 or faster. If the lens has VR you can get away with a little slower shutter speed. Also increase your ISO even in daylight so you can have a faster shutter speed. Also if your lens has VR you should wait a second or two before fully pressing the shutter to allow the VR elemnt to settle down.
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#2. "RE: Blury pictures" | In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians!
In addition to Len's excellent advise:
Are you using the Viewfinder or Live View and the rear LCD to compose the image?
If you are using Live View, I would recommend using the Viewfinder and good handholding technique. It is extremely difficult to hold a DSLR like a P&S and get sharp images.
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Thanks in advance.
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#4. "RE: Blury pictures" | In response to Reply # 3
The two pieces of advice are consistent
A typical "point-and-shoot" camera is more tolerant of poor hand-holding technique; now that Arunava has moved up to a DSLR, he may benefit from improving his skills in this area.
#6. "RE: Blury pictures" | In response to Reply # 5
DEVELOPING A PROPER HANDHOLDING TECHNIQUE. The rules have not changed with introduction of digital cameras. With high pixile density and full frame they become even more critical.
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