Regarding Aperture and Depth of Field

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by vrams, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Can any one explain how to use the Aperture and Depth of field in Canon Power Shot Sx20 IS
     
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    emorydunn

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    Austin Texas
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    I've never used the camera but it looks like there is a mode dial on top. You will need to set that to Av which will let you set the aperture and the camera will choose a shutter speed accordingly. It looks like you'll be using the main dial to change the aperture.
     
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    Westside guy

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    #3
    If the problem is you're not seeing much difference when you try varying the aperture, that's more a function of the tiny sensor size. A point and shoot is not going to offer the control over subject isolation that one can get with a larger sensor camera.

    If your question was simply technical - literally "how do I do it?" - then feel free to ignore this post. :D
     

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