Tuesday, July 31, 2012

on equipment

I have always felt that the camera I use is just a tool for my creative vision. I have never felt that more clearly than today. There are so many options for making an image.

 I traveled to Mexico earlier this summer and some of my very favorite images were taken of birds flying overhead while I was out at sea with my iphone using the retro camera application!

A new compact camera just came out which I decided to try, given all the pre-release hype. It is the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 that includes a large sensor and bright Carl Zeiss lens. This is from the dpreview review...

"Cyber-shot DSC-RX100,  is an enthusiast compact camera based around a 20MP 1" CMOS sensor. It features a 28-100mm equivalent lens with F1.8-4.9 aperture range and image stabilization and is the first Sony compact to capture Raw files. It can shoot 1080p60 and capture 17MP (16:9 crop) stills simultaneously. It features a lens control dial and a 3:2 aspect ratio sensor (the same proportions as most DSLRs). It's also the first Sony compact to feature the company's 'WhiteMagic' LCD technology, promising a brighter or lower-power display."

My new point and shoot arrived a few days ago. I charged up the battery immediately and took it out that evening. I was amazed at its ability to "see." It also gave me the option of shooting square.  Another tool in the toolbox!

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