Saturday, January 20, 2007

Not a card, but something else....

Well, today I went out and bought a new digital camera. It's amazing. Although the one I received 5 years ago is still a fabulous camera, it just didn't have all that I would like from a camera, plus I've now spotted a 3rd burnt pixel (gasp!). This new one has 10x optical zoom. It is 7.1 MP, which is a bit much, but hey, now I can do prints at 8x10 or larger, should I choose (I'm sure I will). It also has digital image stabilization, no more blurry pictures!!! Also, and here's a fabulous selling feature, it will take up to 630 pictures per set of batteries/ rechargable batteries' life. Now, it does take 4 batteries, but that is hardly an issue for me, since the old one took 4 as well. It also has tons of preset scene modes and the ability for me to maually set aperature and shutter speed (once I figure out the situations in which I should be doing that). Like I said, it's amazing. I love photographing pretty much anything, so here's a a shot of my first experimenting with the super macro. This is a plant in our livingroom (it's from South America, like most of our plants...). It's located in front of a decorative screen. I am definitely going to be having a lot of fun with this new toy!
Sorry, I totally failed to mention the make and all that jazz (thanks Susan!!). I got an Olympus SP-510UZ. Our film camera was one, as is my older 2.0MP camera, so we just kept with that brand. We've had pretty good luck with Olympus, and this one just happened to have all the things on my checklist ( at least 5x optical zoom, a viewfinder AND an LCD screen, long battery power, digital image stabilization, turbo shooting, manual and automatic setting, and more!). If you're interested in this particular model or others by Olympus, here's a link to the website where you can check it out: Olympus SP-510UZ . Obviously, I am not affiliated with this company, just a satisfied customer of past and present cameras.


  1. So what brand and model is your new digital camera? We'll be in the market for one soon as our old one is 5.5 years old.


  2. Hello fellow bloggers, here is an excerpt from an article I found to be quite interesting:

    In January 2007 Olympus released a new model, the SP-55OUZ, which seems to be the prodigy of this line, being a lot more performing than the previous model, the SP-51OUZ. The main characteristics of this camera are the image stabilization, 7MP resolution, and the 18x optical zoom range. The Zoom market became quite competitive and the model in discussion competes with other high quality models, such as Sony H5 or Panasonic FZ8.

    This new Olympus camera is supported with Olympus Master software and AA batteries, has internal memory and xD picture card slot, over 20 scene modes, 25 language options, RAW and exposure modes, super macro mode, and 7.1 Megapixels. The SP-55OUZ model is not a small camera so some may not prefer it because of this, but taking into consideration its qualities, the size is not at all an inconvenient.

    Another great digital camera is the new FinePix S4700 from Fujifilm. This model is the optimized version of the FinePix S4600 model, which was voted last year as the European Zoom camera of 2006 by the most important European association of electronics consumers. The new model is compact and lightweight, has 10x optical zoom lens, Fujifilm Intelligent Flash system, having several scene selections. Its menu system is highly improved and it is ideal to carry with you anywhere, since it can be easily operated with one hand.

    The most significant changes FinePix S4700 has over its predecessor are the ergonomic design, reduced proportions, improved ISO sensitivity up to 1600, new flash modes and a 7.1 Megapixel CCD sensor.

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-g1 is another great digital camera recently released on the electronics market. The G1 model, in particular, is Sony's first wireless digital camera, which has 2.0GB of internal memory, 6 megapixel and a 3.5 inch LCD with a 921,000 pixels resolution screen – similar stats to the Canon PowerShot G5. This model has the ability of sending photos wireless to other digital enabled devices such as laptops, palms, PCs or cameras. Reviewers say that Sony G1 model is the perfect take away digital camera, since its internal memory is pretty generous.

    Hope you found this to be a good read,