Saturday, August 13, 2011

My new Canon camera

Well, since my last blog entry was so horribly... horrible, I wanted to create a more positive one today. Besides, I’m in a much better mood. It’s amazing what a little distance will do.

So, late last week I decided that I needed a better camera. The one I have is a little point-and-shoot Kodak and while it does the job, it does it barely. Oh, sure, if you are out in the bright sunshine and wish to take a picture the thing turns out swell. But images taken in the night time or indoors left quite a bit to be desired. In its defense, it was only a run-of-the-mill $100 job from Best Buy. It still works great, I just desired a little more.

I did quite a bit of research and read a staggering amount of reviews on various cameras. I eventually decided pretty firmly on the Canon SX130 IS Power Shot. Yea, it’s still a point-and-shoot but it cannot be thrown into the same category as my little Kodak. Not by a long shot.

This bad boy has 12x zoom and is capable of 12.1 Megapixel images. When using the zoom function the pictures are really clear and vivid. The average image was about 2.5 Mb on the disk but I really don’t need to take every shot in 12.1 Megapixel mode and so will likely turn down the volume a bit on that.

It has series shooting, fisheye function, a timer, fifty-eleven different modes for both indoor and outdoor shots, etcetera. One of the things I really like about the camera is that it uses two AA batteries, and we have a good number of rechargeable ones. I just added my own SD card and started shooting.

I’m very happy with the thing and would recommend one to anybody who wants a little more out of their pictures. It was only $200, which is double the price for quadruple the features. It’s a tad bulkier than some other digitals but not cumbersome at all. The camera will still easily fit into a coat pocket.


Farah Evers said...

Funny, I was just thinking about it today. Although I'm looking for a vid. cam integrated (preferably HD), I still think 12MPs with your new Canon is pretty awesome for a good price. I'll look it up just for the sake of research. Thanks for the interesting review.

Derek Odom said...

You know, I forgot to mention but it does have HD camera integrated. I shouldn't post before coffee. :P

Farah Evers said...

lol I know what you mean, trust me. I don't even "exist" before coffee.