This gal is frustrated!
As most of you know my little camera went swimming and it seemed to recover..except for the zoom mechanism which works when it feels like it, which is not very often lately.
I really liked my little Casio Xlim it was small…fit on my hip in a little holster…I wore it almost every minute….It took decent photos. Digiscoped fairly well with the home made adapter Jeff put together….and it was easy to make videos using windows movie maker because the video files were avi instead of the mov files that most newer cameras have.
Well the little thing didn't want to work so I ordered two cameras. Jeff also needed a new one. I was looking for one with some good zoom..without going to a big SLR.
20x optical zoom
12x Optical zoom
Both had Excellent ratings @ Steve's Digicam site
I wanted to like the big Canon with the 20x zoom ..it takes beautiful videos with smooth zooming …Beautiful photos with Macro settings…and I could capture birdies on the feeder from many feet away without digiscoping.
But I found it big…bulky and I kept picking up the smaller Canon to keep with me during the day.
The little Canons videos are ok. Similar to my casio…...with maybe a bit more noise from the camera itself. I can deal with that I suppose. The zoom doesn't work fully when taking a video…and the files are Mov..larger files… If Want to use windows movie maker the files first need to be converted…Pain!
It takes much more time than the simple drag and drop I did before.
I have not yet found a program that will convert and make videos easily yet.
I just want to be able to put them on utube to share. Which I haven't figured out how to do yet.
My sister Tammy found a software program she likes..I may try that.
Any other ideas for making a easy movie with some effects and transitions that I can upload to Utube…I don't care what format..just ease of use.
I am pleased with most of the still shots.
Not bad for a small camera.
I was quite a bit away from the birds in these photos.
I think I will most likely be returning the Big Casio and keeping the smaller one. I don't know if the smaller camera will be good for digiscoping..but from what I have read I think i need a smaller zoom.
So back to the drawing board on a second camera.
Any help or ideas ???????
So that's what's going on
Between cameras and Jeff's tick bite sickness…
I haven't read blogs or blogged…
I now have to go off on assignment..
My sister wants me to photograph her garden beds ..so she has a record of her