The kit you shoot with is second only in importance to your enthusiasm in determining what your photography looks like. For Oblique Exposure, we will be shooting four different cameras:
– Canon EOS 450D: the real deal. This is a medium range D-SLR for the enthusiast, featuring a 12.2 MP CMOS sensor. Launched in 2008, it may be getting on a bit, but it still packs a lot of quality and versatility.
– FujiFilm X10: the boss. Launched in late 2011 with the express objective to become THE compact of choice for enthusiasts, the X10 carries a 12 MP sensor, something called a “Fujinon Aspherical Lens”, and an EXR mode that nobody understands, but gets you awesome images.
– Canon EOS 1100D: the incumbent. New for 2011, the entry level D-SLR in the Canon range offers a 12.2 MP APS-C sensor in a plastic body, and a spec sheet that is otherwise close to the 450D. Makes the same sound when snapping, too.
– Canon PowerShot A590 IS: the slow burner. Sure, it is a middle-of-the-road compact from 2008, and carries no fancy acronyms to its name, but it’s a tried and tested technology that still works well and fits your pocket – metaphorically and in practice. You can check a portfolio of shots taken with the A590 here.