Mum is learning about her new camera, but she liked this candid shot of me.
We have a little point and shoot Olympus, which was often slow, zoomed in shots were blurry, the image stabilization shots were a bit rubbish, and overall it was not a high quality camera.
Mum looked at getting a fancy pants DSL camera, but in reality mum knew that she would never carry around such a large beast, and all the lenses and flashes and stuff are really expensive here.
So she is so far quite pleased with our new camera. It is light weight, has a built in flash, takes movies which you can zoom in and out of, the zoom is fabulous and it takes fast photos. The macro is good too, and you can set it on auto or use lots of the manual settings. The 12mp pictures take a bit longer to load onto blogger, and mum may have to change some settings to speed that up (we have slow slow broadband here). Mum has a lot of work to do to learn about all the camera settings (and photoshop), and we will let you know more as we go along.
This camera has good write ups and is on sale on Amazon at the moment, so if you are looking for a change, now could be a good time!!
By the way, have you looked at Pioneer Woman lately? She is having a cat photo competition and some of the pictures are fantastic. You can find them here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/