Sunday, 6 November 2011

New Camera

The Internet is amazing, and eventually likely to empower everyone on the planet - one way or another. I have been looking around the Internet lately for a new camera, but the choices are bewildering to a novice. I wanted something with a bit more than my current compact digital , but not so much that was not easily portable and quick to use for wildlife shots. Basically I was looking for a cross between a compact and a DSLR that I could still carry around easily. The beauty of the Internet is that you can seek out the reviews of almost everything that's made. This is particularly important if your going to be shelling out a lot of cash and your not knowledgeable enough about what your buying ! Electronics move along at lightning speed and the choices are mind boggling. I eventually made my choice and opted for a Nikon P7100. What the hell, I dont smoke drink or gamble and I dont have a car either !

I have taken my first few shots today, but it's going to take quite some time to get used to the bewildering array of buttons and settings ! Hopefully my blog viewers wont be disappointed with the results ? I am impressed by the macro setting and think this will be a winner for this particular camera. The first two shots above are with the macro setting. It's also capable of HD movies. I doubt if I will ever buy another camera, and will fall back onto my old reliable canon if the need arises.


Anonymous said...

Hi joe have been following your blog for a few years now and some of the photo's you take are very good considering you call yourself a novice.Im sure your new camera will do you proud.
I think at the end of the day it being at the right place at the right time with a camera keep up the good work!

oh had a look at the camera you have now look's very smart indeed.

jayteescot1 said...

Thanks Anon, I am an amatuer but do get some good shots from time to time. Right place at right time with camera at hand as you say. Being able to crop my shots helps a lot as well. Not much room for fingers on this camera though, and tend to have my fingers resting on top of the pop up flash ! Once I learn how to program the buttons for all types of different scenarios, it should make life a lot easier...If I could understand the photo jargon and terminology !

Elaine said...

Very good pics Joe! Clarity on 1st pic is fantastic! Will get a giggle at you, as I do with Colin, trying to fathom out what's what and where. Happy snapping!

Anonymous said...

nice work Joe