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Is it possible to take shallow depth of field photos with point-and-shoot cameras?

I have just bought Nikon Coolpix S6300. I want to take bokeh photograph. So, please tell me how can I set my camera to take bokeh photograph. I don't want to use any software to create bokeh photograph.

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marked as duplicate by Imre, Matt Grum, mattdm, Itai, John Cavan Oct 27 '12 at 13:53

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Its difficult to get good blurred backgrounds and bokeh with point and shoot cameras like the Coolpix S6300 due to their small sensors. You may consider switching to a point and shoot with a larger sensor and good quality lens like the Sony RX100, or even better, switching to a interchangeable lens camera like a DSLR or a MILC. Prices of entry-level DSLRs and MILCs have dropped considerably and cost as much as high-end point and shoot models. You can consider models like Nikon D3100, Nikon J1, Sony NEX-C3, Olympus PEN E-PL1 etc.

With your current camera, it will be difficult to get this done. At best, you can try this - switch to macro mode, go close to your subject (physically), keep the background at a considerable distance, focus and shoot.

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