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Re: OT: Cameras again

  • Subject: Re: OT: Cameras again
  • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 17:34:38 -0400

I love my old Canon s500. I recently bough a Canon SD890 IS for the Image Stabilization. The latter is taking some time to get used to, since the controls are way different than those of the S500, but it has a viewfinder and easily fits in a shirt pocket, as does the S500. If it's possible for a camera to be too small, this may be it, since I have huge hands that can easily span an octave an 2, even when I haven't played the piano in a decade.

Both of them fire quickly if the camera is on when you try to take a picture.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 1:03 PM
Subject: [CHAT] OT: Cameras again

I know we have some camera expertise here...
Our old Canon digital camera had a hardware malfunction, and my husband
(who will never be one of those folks living in piles of stuff) trashed
it and bought a shiny new ultracompact digital. Which, as it turns out,
we both hate.
Problem #1: there's no viewfinder. We carry the camera on horseback and
we're usually taking pictures in the sun. Neither one of us can adjust
the LCD enough to be able to clearly see what we're taking a picture of,
there's too much glare on the screen. And I can't see the image without
reading glasses, which I do not want to be whipping on and off while I'm
Problem #2: it's incredibly slow. You push the button, and 3 or 4
seconds later it actually takes a picture. Unless it's a landscape shot,
whatever you were pointing the camera at already vanished. With the
horse moving and all, it's also blurred, which I suppose is problem #3,
because our old one didn't do that unless you were moving about 40mph.
Altho I haven't tried playing with the settings so that maybe could be
fixed. But basically I want to set the thing on "auto" and take pictures
without futzing.
So - any suggestions? Gotta have a viewfinder, gotta be quick to fire,
small enough to hook on your belt (lets out all the SLR models).


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