New Camera

This week we got a new digital camera to replace our ailing Ricoh - a Fuji FinePix S5600 (which seems to be exactly the same as the S5200).

Our old Ricoh, while taking a good picture, had a couple of problems and we felt it was time for an upgrade. We use our camera a lot - taking just over 2,300 photos last year - and it was time for a camera that didn't take 5 or 6 seconds to charge the flash, that didn't white out the sky, that you could enlarge the pictures from without them getting pixelated, and that could take a photo indoors sans flash.

So far the Fuji has been very promising. It's 5 megapixel and has 10x optical zoom. It takes only 2 seconds between photos with flash (according to the manual - much shorter without flash) and has lots of settings to play with. It can take indoor shots in low light without requiring the flash. So far, the only issue we've had is with the occasional blurry shot.

And the new camera was on special, and only set us back a little over our budget :-)

The other "issue" I've had is that Olivia has taken the best photos so far (and not me). Here's one I liked, where amazingly she was also able to take a photo of actual words as they were being spoken:

He he...

I've uploaded some other photos to my shiny new Flickr account too.

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2 Responses to "New Camera"

Rodney Olsen said... Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:24:00 AM

Now I'm jealous.

One of these days I'm going to get a camera with a decent zoom. The three times zoom on our pocket camera just doesn't cut it at times.

Enjoy your new toy. I look forward to seeing more of the results.

Thomas said... Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:39:00 PM

Thanks Rodney - I agree, 3x zoom is not much. I reckon the lens on our Fuji must be better too, photos seem closer to what the eye sees (the old camera seemed to take a very "narrow" view).


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