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New Camera

Kirkgate Centre Lift This is (one of) the first photos I took with my new camera. I settled on the Samsung Digimax A6 – £150 from Argos – 6 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, 32MB onboard memory with an SD slot, movie recording mode and lots of other stuff. Seems to be an alright camera – the 4 photos I’ve taken so far have only needed a little bit of touching up in Picasa. It’s also smaller than my last one and has a microphone – in fact, so far about the only thing it doesn’t do that my old one did was output to a TV or external screen. But then I used that feature exactly once on my old camera so that’s not a major issue.
I looked at the Nikon Coolpix 5900 – the camera that I previously said I wanted – but to buy it locally would be nearly £300 – well beyond my budget. Buying online simply is not an option right now as I’m not going to be home much and really I wanted to have something to use tonight. Tim Westwood is playing – not into that kind of music but I’ll go anyway, because it’s rare that we get big names here.
I’ve also uploaded some photos from my old camera taken last night on the pub crawl – here they are. I may upload more later.
By the way, does anyone know of any tool – preferably free – that works like Picasa on Mac OS X? iPhoto just doesn’t seem to cut it for me – not enough options and its ‘enhance’ button often makes my photos look worse.

One Comment

  1. I remember when I though a 3MP camera was good for that price.