This is an update to my previous two articles focused on the same subject (see Article #1, Article #2), so at least some of the information will be redundant. Technology is constantly changing, evolving, and improving, so I expect that this will require an update about twice a year. My hope is that some day there will be one camera that does it all, and does it all well, and is of a size/style/form factor that any music fan going to a concert can bring it into the venue with no problems. That day is not yet here, so my advice includes three different cameras, each of which have pros and cons, and none of which is the best for all circumstances. As of the time of this writing, my personal recommendations are the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V (or HX30V is you want WiFi), the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, and the Fuji x100 (though the X100S is out in Japan and due elsewhere in the next 30 days or so).
Recommended & Best Three Pocket Digital Cameras for Live Music Concerts for Fans (Photos & Video) – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, Sony DSC-RX100, Fuji X100/X100S
Recommended Pocket (Non-Pro) Digital Camera for Concerts for Fans – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V (HX10V? HX20V? HX30V?) – UPDATE with HX20V
This is published as an update to my original article about finding a good camera to take to concerts for quality still photos and video, but I recommend reading the original article first, as this is merely an update to what I’ve already written (CLICK HERE). I had been using the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V., which I found at the time to be the best pocketable digital camera. I’ve since obtained the newly released updated version of this model, the the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V , which I have found is definitely a better choice over the HX9V, and worthy of consideration as an upgrade if you already have that model. Both are great choices for concert-going fans with venues that allow the use of non-pro pocket digital cameras. [Read more...]
I had posted much of these pointers on the Coldplaying forum earlier this year, in an attempt to help other fans get tickets for a sell that was one of those expected to sell out in minutes… as it was appreciated at the time, I thought it would perhaps make a good initial article for the Rock Subculture Journal, so I am plagiarizing myself a bit in this case. Anyone who goes to even a few concerts a year has probably experienced the frustrations that seem to be frequent with even the biggest ticket merchants, such as Ticketmaster. [Read more...]
One of the most frequent questions asked of me by people who look at the photos and video that I take at concerts… what camera did I use? I’ve given a personal explanation so many times, I thought it might be helpful to write a short article describing the camera I use and its features so that others can check it out, if they are in need of the perfect pocketable digital camera. Fortunately, it is relatively inexpensive as well. The model I have used is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V. [Read more...]