As a photo hobbyist, I prefer to shoot
raw then work the files later. This saves me a lot of trouble setting up the camera while I am shooting. Generally
I shoot at least 7 shots to get one worth keeping. For the rare worthwhile shot, I like to spend time fine-tuning
and enhancing the image to get rendering the way I like it.
Black bee on orange flower, Sigma DP2, image uncropped. Info: ISO 50, F/5.6, 1/160 sec, EV= -0.7
Seeing Better Pixels (PDF)
Pixel Primer (most cameras over-count their pixels by a factor of four!) pdf file
Sigma SD15 First Impressions (PDF, 10K)
Click here for a good review of the Canon S90
Click here for a good review of the Sigma DP2
My own review of the Sigma DP2 (PDF, 5K)
CAMERA SENSOR DESCRIPTIONS
Sigma DP2 and SD-15: Foveon sensor,
Canon 30D : Bayer sensor, 3504x2336x1 "8mp"
Panasonic DMC-LZ5 : Bayer sensor, 2816x2112x1 "6mp"
Minolta Dimage X : "Complementary color" sensor, 1600x1200x1 "2mp"
Canon A590IS : Bayer sensor,
SOFTWARE I'M USING:
Platform is Mac
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
Canon Digital Photo Professional 184.108.40.206 (came with the EOS 30D camera, then upgraded
on the web)
Sigma Photo Pro 220.127.116.11 (downloaded over the web for free)