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What kind of light camera can be used for Dreamstime?

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Caroline17
Hi. I carry my camera everywhere and I always carry my Panasonic Lumix 5 with me. But most of the time the pictures are refused due to poor lens, etc. I also have a Canon EOS 60 D, but it's too heavy to carry it all the time. Do you think Panasonic Lumix 5 is good enough to take photos for Dreamstime? Or what kind of light camera can you recommend?

I noticed some people said that pictures shot by cellphones are also accepted. But I never tried my cellphone.

Thank you for your help!
Panasonic Lumix 5; Canon EOS 60 D
Posted: 06/18/2014, 19:25:07 PM
Amlanmathur
I've had a couple of images accepted that were from my canon sx120. I've sold quite a few of them on other agencies.

The only thing you need to remember is that you'll have to work around the limitations of your camera. For me that meant that I shot in good light (mostly editorial/travel) and ensured that I post processed the images to remove some problems that were inherent to my camera (distortion, noise, lower dynamic range)

Here are a couple of images that came from my Canon sx120

   Horse and rider roaming on a beach       Stone camel in garden   


   Camel and cart silhouette   
Sony NEX 6
Posted: 06/24/2014, 06:27:59 AM
Caroline17
Yes, indeed!I'm encouraged. Amlanmathur,you're so helpful!
Panasonic Lumix 5; Canon EOS 60 D
Posted: 06/24/2014, 17:28:29 PM
Hugoht
This question has been asked several times.
Try this
which shoot and point camera would you use
and this
What small pocket camera yields acceptable images for DT?
Nikon D90, Nikon D40, Canon S95, Various Nikon Lenses
Posted: 06/25/2014, 02:59:16 AM
AuthenticCreations
Caroline,

Try out the lower price class mirrorless cameras like the Sony Nex-3 or olympus omd-10. This are small cameras with bomb quality images.

Mirco
Posted: 06/25/2014, 03:03:23 AM
Caroline17
Thank you, Hugoht!

I had planned to finish reading all the posts an to learn from others, which will be a huge task~~
Panasonic Lumix 5; Canon EOS 60 D
Edited: 06/25/2014, 15:47:17 PM
Caroline17
Thank you, Hugoht!

I'll try to know Sony Nex-3 or olympus omd-10.

Panasonic Lumix 5; Canon EOS 60 D
Posted: 06/25/2014, 15:50:47 PM
Jsexton1713
Since you use a Canon 60D, how about trying a Canon Rebel T3i, T5i or the SL1. they are small and lighter than the 60d. I use a Canon Rebel T2i and it's a very light camera to carry around.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i, Canon EF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 usm, Canon EF 100-300...
Posted: 06/25/2014, 20:23:08 PM
Caroline17
Thank you, Jsexton1713, for your good idea!
Panasonic Lumix 5; Canon EOS 60 D
Posted: 06/25/2014, 21:19:56 PM
Amlanmathur
I've been using a sony NEX6 for quite some time now. It's a pretty good camera and is really quite compact. You might want to give the Sony NEX series or the new a5000 and a6000 a look if you are planning to buy a camera

If not, then just get into the habit of carrying the cam you have. All you need is a good eye and good pics will follow
Sony NEX 6
Posted: 07/03/2014, 02:43:19 AM
Micoppiens
I have shot most of my pictures with the Lumix 3 and most pictures are accepted. I now shoot with the Lumix 6, still get accepted very well so it also must work with the Lumix 5. G5 and G6 have similar photo quality.

Perhaps your lens is the problem, not the camera. Which lens do you use?
Posted: 07/08/2014, 03:04:28 AM
Bigapplestock
I use the Sony RX 100 and love it.
Posted: 07/08/2014, 12:53:16 PM
Slugmonkey
I have a Olympus waterproof and a Minolta Dimage A1 .... the olympus I have messed with a bit and I just aquired the A1 off Ebay for about 15 bucks ... I am waiting for a battery and charger for it BUT I like it already as it fits my hand very well however the lack of a viewfinder may make me change my mind ... soon will be getting a Nikon AW 100 ... with GPS and blue tooth ..... I will be carrying at least 1 if not most of these for those just in case times .....
Canon Rebel EOS Olympus Stylus Waterproof
Posted: 07/08/2014, 13:53:24 PM
Caroline17
Glad to have had more information! Thank you all~~
Panasonic Lumix 5; Canon EOS 60 D
Posted: 07/08/2014, 22:22:39 PM
Caroline17

Originally posted by Micoppiens:
Quoted Message: I have shot most of my pictures with the Lumix 3 and most pictures are accepted. I now shoot with the Lumix 6, still get accepted very well so it also must work with the Lumix 5. G5 and G6 have similar photo quality.Perhaps your lens is the problem, not the camera. Which lens do you use?


Just the original lens. Can we change the lens?

Yes, now some of my pictures shot by Lumix 5 have been accepted. Technique and content is the most important element, not the camera itself, is it right~~

It's said the newest is Lumix 7 now~~
Panasonic Lumix 5; Canon EOS 60 D
Posted: 07/08/2014, 22:30:34 PM
Micoppiens
Ahhhh............ I was assuming you used the Lumix G5. That's not the case? Because then you can change lenses but you would probably know that. I googled and also found a LX5. Is that the one you are using?

The micro 4/3 G serie can change lenses and is very light. Probably a good option for you.

Go to the store and try different system camera's, make sure it feels right! Just don't go for a compact model, bad for microstock.

Good luck!
Posted: 07/09/2014, 03:00:55 AM
Caroline17
Micoppiens, I'm using Panasonic Lumix 5 and I have just confirmed that the lens can not be changed. Thanks~~
Panasonic Lumix 5; Canon EOS 60 D
Posted: 07/14/2014, 21:24:54 PM
Bradcalkins
Highly recommend you seriously assess your goals before buying a new camera for microstock, getting a used dSLR and inexpensive macro lens is probably best bang for the buck...
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 07/15/2014, 11:17:43 AM
Slugmonkey
I recently took a chance and bought 14 cameras on ebay stated that it was unknown if they worked so when they arrived I unpacked everything and wound up with a Minolta Dimage, a Nikon d50, 2 canon 10D's, a EOS rebel XT and a canon d60, and a bunch of sony cameras dont know about the sony's but 1 of the D10s shutter is frozen but the rest seem to work fine the nice thing about this is I paid 220 dollars for the whole lot with shipping so if you throw out the sonys that gives me 4 working DSLR's at about 50 bucks apiece except I need a lens for the NIKON .... the minolta takes great MACRO picts and is pretty easy to use at this price I dont worry about getting them dirty...in fact an seriously considering getting batteries and cards for the sony's and duct taping them to my car, bicycle ect or strapping some meat on them and seeing if I can get an alligator to eat one next time I go to florida .......the chargers and batteries can be bought for these at less than 15 bucks a set with a little looking .....
Canon Rebel EOS Olympus Stylus Waterproof
Posted: 07/15/2014, 14:25:01 PM
Caroline17
Thanks~~
Panasonic Lumix 5; Canon EOS 60 D
Posted: 07/15/2014, 19:13:12 PM
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