As some of you know I have recently purchased two cameras to try out.
I was complaining about the size of the 20x…well It is a MONSTER compared to the baby point and shoot I have been using for the past three years….and It isn't a camera I would carry with me every day.
But…I like it…and I am learning about it and like it more every day. The camera has auto settings…but i am playing around with the manual ones… I don't know iso from abc…but I will learn…any teachers out there?
I think Kim from the Curious Birder uses a 15x big zoom camera and takes lovely photos. Am I right Kim? I forget what brand. Have you seen her Falcons?
And I know many of you use SLRs and DSLRs …I wont go there ..not yet anyway..But i can appreciate the much nicer photos you all take!
So I guess I shouldn't be afraid of big. There are occasions for big…ok girls/boys don't go there.. LOL
It may not fit my every need…but certainly for special occasions and of course Birding…when our walking pace is slow…yeah i am pretty much convinced. I think I might keep the big Gun.
Now as far as the small canon..the one that I will attach to my hip and carry with me when we hike for miles, or when I go shopping, or biking…It will be nice to have that xtra zoom! 12x aint bad for a small camera
BUT I may switch it out for the Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS3 its a bit smaller and doesn't have the annoying pop up flash…it also is favored by many reviewers.
And there are times when I know I will want that stability and xtra zoom.
I have been sifting thru
Both great resources for cameras, scopes and settings..and of course amazing photos they take.
I read that anything between a 3x and 4x zoom would suffice with some being better than others…
So……. I am thinking the third camera could be a Nikon coolpix 5100.
Am I camera crazy or what?
Keep in mind one of the cameras will be for Jeff…tee hee..the Nikon..and I might just have to borrow it when I want to digiscope.