Is your camera good enough?
Camera quality requirements for stock
Check if your camera is good enough
Is your phone good enough for stock?
With all the claim and counterclaim going on over camera performance and the like, it’s good to see that stock photo agency Alamy have a list of cameras that they deem ‘not worthy’
As they say:
“Please check your camera from the list below. We ask that you do NOT submit any images from camera models featured on the list. Camera models featured on this list do not produce files that are capable of passing Alamy’s QC standards.”
The List includes the Canon 1D and D30, but nothing newer in the EOS lineup. The rather nice Ricoh GX200 I looked at last year is in it, as is my elderly Olympus E20 – lovely camera to use, if only I could give it a sensor and processing speed update ;-)
But, iPhone camera fans, there is no mention of it in the list, although it doesn’t make it into the recommended list.
Update 2017: Stock photos – the bottom has dropped out of the market, but now camera phones are even better and allowable for some stock purposes (see link above)
For overseas readers… The UK now has more of these things per head of population than any other place in the world. Pic was taken visiting my local Pub before it gets knocked down.
I’d include some pics from inside the pub, but iPhone low light performance is still a subject for me to master. It’s the last night of the place tonight, so I feel the 1Ds3 a bit more fitting :-)
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