Saturday, July 28, 2007
Checking out the Bells and Whistles
Steve's Digicams, a great source for digital camera reviews.
I set the camera on this uber-cool panorama function.
As you can see, it allows you to line up the panorama right in the camera. You can then use the stitching program provided by Canon to produce beautiful panoramas like the one below. Can't wait to learn how to fully exploit this function.
all 7.9 MB of it.
Another cool feature of this camera is the fold out, adjustable, LCD. This means no more awkward bending to get bugs -- just lower the camera and shoot.
I'm no professional, so my own personal requirements for a digital prosumer camera were (1) at least a 35-400+mm telephoto macro lens; (2) up to 15 second manual shutter delay for night shooting; (3) fold out LCD; (4) great macro capability for bug shots; (5) strong white balance capabilities; (6) feels like a camera in your hand; and (7) standard ni-cad AA batteries instead of proprietary batteries. This camera satisfies all of these and then some. For those of you interesting in comparisons, Flickr has a very cool function that allows you to check out photographs by different cameras. Flickr also has a group for Canon S5 pics.