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New toy

My pocket camera, a Canon PowerShot S70, is really a little too big for day-to-day use. It's a hefty, solid beast and has done sterling service since marypcb bought it for me in Wellington on the New Zealand leg of our honeymoon. More than four years later it's still taking excellent photographs - it just doesn't fit in a pocket.

Its replacement arrived at Christmas, courtesy of Mary, and is about a third of the size, in the shape of a tiny little Nikon Coolpix S550. The size belies the power - this is a 10 Mpixel camera with 5x optical zoom. Picture quality is excellent, and it takes SDHC cards for plenty of storage. The large screen on the back makes up for the lack of an optical viewfinder, and gives you a good idea of what image you're going to end up with.

One thing to note is that it's not a manual camera, but then for that I have the DSLR. This is most definitely a pocket point-and-shoot camera, just one with better than average optics and a good set of presets.

Looks like I've been assimilated into the Nikonborg...


Dec. 29th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
I've had the same fun with my Fuji F50.

That is if I can pry it from my daughter's hands. She doesn't quite get the fact that it's Dad's camera...
Dec. 29th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)