Sunday, 8 November 2009

Day 58/99 (barely): Photos

It's just gone midnight and my camera battery finished charging, so I took a couple of snaps of a water bottle on my table to try it out:


I'm really pleased that I could get the writing so clear and readable on the second one - I had to fiddle with the autofocus settings and the distance a bit, but I'd never have managed that on my old camera.

I then went outside to try out the flash (after remembering to crank down the megapixellage from 10 to 3). I alternated between regular flash and "Flash SL" which keeps the shutter open for longer and so captures the background - those have a bit of a reddish tinge, but computer editing or playing with exposure/whiteness settings can probably remove that. I could probably also do with a proper full-size lightweight tripod, to remove my shaky hands from the equation (dear parents, who I know read this blog: looks good and it's nearly Christmas, hint hint).



I'm pretty happy with it - Flash photos are a bit grainy and long-exposure ones obviously a bit shaky (which is my fault rather than the camera's), but picture quality will get better when I figure out the more technical settings and use a tripod. At any rate, it takes photos that are more than good enough for my needs, and at £64 I can't ask for much more.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a good trip to DC and picked up a new camera - they are really good, I know a few ppl that have the same... but PINK?

    I will be mailing you about buying a few things to bring back to the US for me... :)