My old powershot is dead. I won't be able to afford a new camera for a while, thus am stuck with phone cam pics, but for future reference, what model di dyou get? And if, as you use it, you have feedback about it, I wouldn't mind reading about it.
Aw man, I'm sorry! I gave my old one to another friend in need here, otherwise I'd have offered it to you. Do you still have your Colorsplash? I know it's not as convenient as a digicam but it's probably better than a phone cam...
I got the PowerShot SD850 IS (Digital Ixus). I didn't go for the newest model because despite the high-contrast screen, I can't deal with the lack of viewfinder. I find the touch-wheel somewhat difficult to control, particularly when making a menu selection, but I assume I'll get used to it. On the plus side: the shutter response time is a massive improvement over the old model. It's 8 megapixel resolution, nearly as good as my SLR. The bokeh of the lens is really really nice, as is the image stabilization feature. So far I'm pretty happy with it.
I do indeed have it the colorsplash still.. somehwere. I need to find it. And batteries. and film. :)
You have a free pass to spam my f'list with photos *any* time you want to. This is beautiful--just what I needed
today/yesterday/this week for a while.
Thank you. I've been experimenting with square compositions lately. They're difficult, but this image lent itself to the shape - it isn't nearly as dynamic in rectangular format.
very pretty...i hope you have a good birthday. i am telling you early. sorry.
Hey, that's okay, thank you! It also reminds me that I should get off my ass and organize something for it, as it happens to fall on a Saturday this year, which is awesome.
Lovely! Every now and then a square composition falls into my lap. I haven't played around with it on purpose yet. Yet.
I find the rule of thirds applies in a weird sort of way - either vertically or horizontally, but not both. That's the only thing I've figured out so far, other than that it's really difficult to frame square portraits without making them really boring.
Wow- that's a very pretty shot; I really like the sense imparted by your contrast choices. Also, I like the bokeh- surprising from a P&S with optical zoom!
The quality of the lens has thus far been the best surprise from this purchase. I experimented with it a bit before I bought, but I didn't play intensively with macro mode until I got it home.
That is just amazing clarity, even at maximum size! What megapixels is it?
Eight! The sensor is really very nice, too.
oh wow, that's amazing! I take it that it's a really expensive camera
2007-09-13 21:05 (UTC)
Actually no, it was around USD350. Since the pound is so strong against the dollar and the camera is priced around 260 quid here, it was really quite cheap!
2007-09-14 07:59 (UTC)
Re: Thank you.
I'm going to look it up as my (lame) camera is now malfunctioning (got some sprinkles of salty sea water while on holiday). I find it daunting to buy new cameras/phones/laptops etc so I usually go by recommendation.
Q1: Does it turn on quickly (mine currently does and I love that) so that if you have a spur of the moment shot and you have the camera in your hand you can switch it on and 'catch the moment'?
Q2: How's the battery life? (my current one lasts forever and I hate taking extra adapters when I'm on holiday unless absolutely necessary)
Hm, I don't think it's that quick, as it does take a moment for the lens to extend from its housing.
The battery life is pretty decent. I charged it up once when I got it home, which was about ten days ago, and have been using pretty regularly ever since without having to recharge it. This is helped by the screen size, which is smaller than the PowerShot models that don't have an optical viewfinder. Those, apparently, eat batteries like candy.
I highly recommend going to the DPReview site and checking out a few different cameras. Here
are the specs on the one I bought, and here
are the user reviews, which you might find useful.
2007-09-14 10:39 (UTC)
Re: Thank you.
Thanks, will have a look later :)
I was obsessed with the macro mode on my camera for a long time....