Sunday, October 24, 2010

New camera!

Toward the end of my photography class adventure, I took the plunge into purchasing a new camera. I debated getting a fancy SLR, but I felt like I wanted to master what I had learned about using handhelds and see if I am really ready for that kind of commitment. (It's not just the camera, but the lenses, the case, the memory cards, did I mention the lenses?)

So I settled on the Nikon P100. I was a little intimidated at first, but so far I really like it. I'm already familiar with the Nikon menu structure, so that made learning to use it so much easier. It has a great zoom and takes high quality videos. My only disappointment so far is that the videos are such high quality that my computer's processor can't keep up with them (playing them back on my laptop makes them all jumpy). Brian's going to work on that for me, so if we can figure out how to watch them like normal, I'll be really excited.

So here goes nothing, from now on I'm trying to avoid auto mode and the flash. Yikes!


Anonymous said...

Yay for cool cameras!

Hey, you need to change the name of your blog now. Poor Luke might get his feelings hurt... ;-)


bluedaisy said...

I am jealous of your new camera!! But I can't wait to see the photos :) My Olympus just died and we bought a Nikon S3000- I am glad to hear you like the brand b/c it's a little bit of an adjustment for me & I'm not 100% sure I like it yet. Hope you get some great shots :)

Erin said...

Yeeeee!! I'm very excited about this! I have a Nikon too, though older. Obviously, I love my camera. Love it so much. Love.

It's a long-term project, and so much fun, to try to get the perfect images.