PSP – Point and shoot panoramas or a DSLR. The choice has become very clear recently during a commercial shoot. I used both systems. The difference is outright straight forward. For the weigh I saved in terms of carrying the equipment and no, not for the commercial shoot, I carry heavy stuffs to every commercial shoot…so for the weight I saved on carrying my stuffs to the location, the output is quite simply, not acceptable to me.
The following, the PSP setup:
The DSLR Setup:
Thus, it made me decide, did it worth the trouble of saving the weight but churn out undesirable 360 panos? Morever, I have lesser control over the settings I needed, ISO, aperture, shutter and most importantly, HDR!
So, listing the points of pros and cons for PSP:
Light weight…and that’s about it.
Lesser control over anything and everything in terms of camera settings. All the reason I needed.
Megapixel is not and will never be everything. The P5100 is a 12 megapixel camera with a sensor of 1/1.72 ” (0.41 square meters?) CCD type. The 40D has a 22.2 x 14.8 mm (3.28 cm²), 10 megapixel camera. From the above results, I think it’s quite straight forward in deciding what to bring for the all important pano I want to be shooting. However, the P5100 will be kept for those video shooting capabilities for now…