I really, really, really like this camera. :)
No, it's not an SLR, but since I've decided I don't have the patience, time or know-how (or funds) to take on an SLR right now, I could not be happier with this amazing little black memory machine. Point and shoot cameras have come a loooong way since I was a kid.
Okay, so I took over 500 photos plus several minutes of video this weekend - enough to burn up the battery once and then some. I also learned how to delete all the photos and videos on the memory card at one time (unintentionally - oops) and I'm pretty sure I won't need to do that again. :)
While I still have a good deal to learn and a whole slew of situations yet to experiment with, I thought I'd share with you today a few of my test photographs. :) (Note: A few do not contain fur.)
Okay, not the best photography here, but pretty well sums up what the dogs thought of my marathon photo shoots. :)
Rain on windshield, macro mode, no flash. My Olympus couldn't touch this with a 10-foot pole.
I wonder whose eye this is? :) Taken in bright sun using auto mode and zoom.
I still don't know whose grouchy kid this is. :) Same settings as the above photo, but I used in-camera editing - color selector. The coolest editing feature on the camera.
My kid's eye. ;) Taken indoors in low light using zoom and color selector editing feature.
A ball of Dewi's shedded fur. Long story. :) This was taken in macro mode, an inch+ from the lens. My previous camera could not do this.
Eva. The photo isn't impressive until you consider I took it at 18x optical zoom, in low light, from two rooms away.
In color and untouched. You can even see the massive fur tumbleweed under the chest. :)
Just a regular low-light shot. My Olympus would've produced a grainy photo with terrible color.
Okay, one smile.
Maybe one more.
All done. :)
Thanks for indulging my photo addiction today! :)
For anyone out there who's in the market for a new point-and-shoot digital camera:
These photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix S9100. Feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me if you have any questions!