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Hi, I have and love my little DSC-H9V Sony compact, but have struggled to find a good setting for gig/concert photography. At a lot of gigs they will not allow DSLR cameras, so it would be nice to get the compact set up for this. Any help will be most welcome.
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Hi Julie. It depends on what you think you can get away with at a gig! And also how much you want to spend.
Something like an Olympus E-PM2 fitted with an Olympus 40-150mm lens will provide better quality. You can see the sort of deals there are around here.
If you want a one-lens solution you can get the E-PM2 body with a 14-150mm lens. This will cost more but there is a good deal going on that lens at the moment - I've recently bought one. The deal will probably not last long, though.
Thanks for the reply, however I am NOT looking to replace my Sony compact, but merely find the ideal setting changes to make on it to use at gigs. I was hoping other owners may have played around with the same camera for this type of usage.
I just need good settings for my SONY DSC-HX9V. I know its not the best camera for gigs....but it is what I have at this time !
What settings do you use at present - and what problems are you finding?
With a small sensor compact, you could find there are no 'ideal' settings because it is not an ideal camera.
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