Minimum Camera for Getty Images Stock Photography....?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by fab5freddy, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    i was wondering if you could get away with doing
    stock photgraphy images
    with the new Canon G9 or the new Ricoh GX 100 ..?
    or the Canon 40D...?

    what's the minimum megapixel count for submiting to Getty Images ?
     
  2. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    I can't say I know what the minimum requirements for Getty images is, but I'd bet you could find out if you visited their website... just a thought. :) I don't thing the camera is the issue, but the image itself. It would most likely have to be big enough, and sharp enough, and of a subject they could offer as a stock image for a customer. I'd look through tons of the pictures they already have to see what they're buying.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can read their approved list here. I imagine it's a little out of date: a Canon 1D MkIII is probably accepted, but not on the list. I would note that it's all DSLR (or medium format backs), and high end ones at that. The 20D and 30D are not listed so I would suggest the 40D will not be either.
     
  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks robbie ! i see the Canon 30D is on the list ....
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Oops. My bad. I'm pretty jetlagged right now (posting at 5am) and not had any coffee yet! That would probably suggest the 40D will be acceptable then...
     
  6. katy macrumors member

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    since the 30d from canon is in the list...would nikons d80 be accepted?
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Cross-system comparisons are very difficult to make. I'd say the inclusion of the 30D has no impact on the d80.
     
  8. katy macrumors member

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    guess so.

    I've emailed them about it...lets see if they reply..
     
  9. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i doubt Getty will reply such an email.... : (

    but you can see the camera list in the posting above : )
     
  10. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't get too hung up on the hardware; it's the images that count... :)
     
  11. valdore macrumors 65816

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    Those Canon models mentioned are fine cameras; I'd eat my hat if they said those aren't good enough.
     

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