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Would you recommend this camera for concert pictures?

asked on February 18, 2013

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The camera itself is good, however if you are going to a concert, have tripod stand for the camera so that you get good results - even if it has a image stabilizer.... so yes go for it!
avdhoot harshe answered on February 18, 2013
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It's perfect, I actually bought this camera for this type of events where you are way far away, and you want closer nice images. Of course a professional will always be better, but this one is the closest to can get to a professional (without being one). I've literally have been in the last section of huge city stadium… see more It's perfect, I actually bought this camera for this type of events where you are way far away, and you want closer nice images. Of course a professional will always be better, but this one is the closest to can get to a professional (without being one). I've literally have been in the last section of huge city stadiums, and have nice close up pictures of the games/artist/events etc. I wish I could show an example here. All I can tell you is, they come up supper nice and clear. The only thing is that you do need to learn how to focus first . This is how : you press the zoom until you get the close up you want (it might look blurry when you do this) then you press LIGHTLY the main button as if you're going to take the photo (but you don't take it) that i'll focus the image.. You'll see the close up image clear now, and then you press harder the button to take the picture. (That's how I learn to take it)(If you press the main button right away after zooming, it probably come up blurry most of the time. Since its a very away image you want to take it needs the time to focus, It will not do that with close-regular distances. You only need to do that when an object is supper far away. It's easy to use, but as you can see is not fast, if you're planning to catch any fast movements in specific (like in sports for example). If you don't care about that, then you'll love the camera see less It's perfect, I actually bought this camera for this type of events where you are way far away, and you want closer nice images. Of course a professional will always be better, but this one is the closest to can get to a professional (without being one). I've literally have been in the last section of huge city stadiums, and have nice close up pictures of the games/artist/events etc. I wish I could show an example here. All I can tell you is, they come up supper nice and clear. The only thing is that you do need to learn how to focus first . This is how : you press the zoom until you get the close up you want (it might look blurry when you do this) then you press LIGHTLY the main button as if you're going to take the photo (but you don't take it) that i'll focus the image.. You'll see the close up image clear now, and then you press harder the button to take the picture. (That's how I learn to take it)(If you press the main button right away after zooming, it probably come up blurry most of the time. Since its a very away image you want to take it needs the time to focus, It will not do that with close-regular distances. You only need to do that when an object is supper far away. It's easy to use, but as you can see is not fast, if you're planning to catch any fast movements in specific (like in sports for example). If you don't care about that, then you'll love the camera
Denisse Leal answered on October 18, 2013
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If the stage is well lit, you will be happy with the results. If you find some place to lean (or if you can sneak a monopod in with you), the pictures will be a lot better. Zoom is outstanding for the size of the camera.
Ricardo Consonni answered on February 18, 2013
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Barry B must've fallen out of bed today and is probably a struggling Nikon dealer or something.
Dominic has a good idea. Take it to a small venue and try it out. You probably want to use the ambient lighting and again, you probably can't take a tripod w/you unless you are going to a camera friendly concert venue. It… see more
Barry B must've fallen out of bed today and is probably a struggling Nikon dealer or something.
Dominic has a good idea. Take it to a small venue and try it out. You probably want to use the ambient lighting and again, you probably can't take a tripod w/you unless you are going to a camera friendly concert venue. It should work just fine and I have used the zoom and image stabilization worked well. It is very compact. Believe it or not, I took this camera with me on a rare vacation and it did not break! So unless you have bad karma, I suggest you give it a try. see less
Barry B must've fallen out of bed today and is probably a struggling Nikon dealer or something.
Dominic has a good idea. Take it to a small venue and try it out. You probably want to use the ambient lighting and again, you probably can't take a tripod w/you unless you are going to a camera friendly concert venue. It should work just fine and I have used the zoom and image stabilization worked well. It is very compact. Believe it or not, I took this camera with me on a rare vacation and it did not break! So unless you have bad karma, I suggest you give it a try.

R. Schumacher answered on February 18, 2013
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A different person said to bring a tripod to the concert, which I know is not a reality if you're using this kind of camera at a concert. I think the zoom is great, and the image stabilization does allow it to actually work well without a tripod. I once used this camera while I stood on top of a moving ship at sea, a… see more A different person said to bring a tripod to the concert, which I know is not a reality if you're using this kind of camera at a concert. I think the zoom is great, and the image stabilization does allow it to actually work well without a tripod. I once used this camera while I stood on top of a moving ship at sea, and focused on a distant image at full zoom. The pictures were excellent--relatively low noise, good sharpness. (that picture was in full sunlight, though). This camera (and any pocket-sized cameara) will struggle with a combination of zoom AND low-light performance; I would also say that you'll still have some difficulty just because you'll be shooting in low light without a flash. The pictures I have taken in concert situations have been more noisy (no pun intended), but definitely pretty decent. You'll have to remember to focus your shots by pressing the shutter halfway first, so it's ready to actually take the picture as soon as you press the button fully. Also it works best if you manually override the flash, forcing the camera into the best settings for low-light shooting. see less A different person said to bring a tripod to the concert, which I know is not a reality if you're using this kind of camera at a concert. I think the zoom is great, and the image stabilization does allow it to actually work well without a tripod. I once used this camera while I stood on top of a moving ship at sea, and focused on a distant image at full zoom. The pictures were excellent--relatively low noise, good sharpness. (that picture was in full sunlight, though). This camera (and any pocket-sized cameara) will struggle with a combination of zoom AND low-light performance; I would also say that you'll still have some difficulty just because you'll be shooting in low light without a flash. The pictures I have taken in concert situations have been more noisy (no pun intended), but definitely pretty decent. You'll have to remember to focus your shots by pressing the shutter halfway first, so it's ready to actually take the picture as soon as you press the button fully. Also it works best if you manually override the flash, forcing the camera into the best settings for low-light shooting.
Matt answered on February 18, 2013
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It takes fairly good low-light pictures, but if you want true low-light performance go for something with a bigger lens. The lower the F-number, the better.
Feanor answered on March 7, 2013
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Yes, the zoom lens is fantastic but just take a lot of photos as some will be blurred if the people are moving around. There is a burst mode which I would also use.
Maureen D. answered on February 18, 2013
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Though I haven't tried, I would use this camera as it is both discreet and handy. However, if you must get a good picture, try it out first.
U2GP answered on February 18, 2013
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Yes, the zoom lens is fantastic but just take a lot of photos as some will be blurred if the people are moving around. There is a burst mode which I would also use.
Maureen D. answered on February 18, 2013
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Is this concert important to you? If so then forget Canon and get another brand. Canon very undependable. It will stop working and fail on you at the most inopportune moment
Barry B. answered on February 18, 2013
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