I was finally able to put enough pennies together to get myself a new camera, a Fujifilm SL1000. According to its specs it “… features a 16 megapixel 1/2.3″ backside-illuminated CMOS sensor that is able to produce high quality imagery with notable low-light sensitivity. High speed performance is afforded throughout the system, enabling fast continuous shooting up to 10 full resolution frames per second and an auto focusing speed of 0.2 second. An incredibly long 50x optical zoom lens is also built into the SL1000’s design, giving a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-1200mm…” Between the 50x zoom and the super-macro setting that’s supposed to allow me to get within 1/4-inch of a subject, I should be able to get some really interesting shots.
A lot of the reviews of this one said it was a great camera but that the battery burns out fast, so I got a couple of extra batteries. Oddly, though, the case it came with doesn’t fit the camera (?!) so I’m going to have to get another case for it.
I tried it out a little bit today, and liked this photo I took of my dog, Sergeant Margie, with the red-only setting on it.