Monday, October 20, 2008

My New Digital Camera

My old digi camera, a Canon A530, is dying a slow death, so I decided to splurge on a new one because: 1) I need a decent camera to photograph my jewelry to sell on my Etsy site and 2) the family and I will be embarking on a road trip to Washington DC in the not-too-distant future.

I did a little research and selected the Canon S5 IS. It has more bells and whistles than I needed, but it has really nice zoom and macro capabilities. Because Canon just released the S5 IS's successor (the SX10 IS), the price on the S5 is coming down. Good news for me.

I've been having fun playing with my new gadget. This one isn't very crisp, but it was taken from a distance of about 4.5 feet. I have a better photo of the bee on the flower, but I liked that he's mid-air:

Notice the craters along the right visible edge of the moon? This photos was taken from my kitchen window, without flash.

Can you tell I like closeups?


Nadine said...

Wow what a nice camera. It takes great shots. I like the one of the bee and the moon. I really like the flower. Hummmm...I guess I love it all.

Elle*Bee said...

Yep, I buy a new digi camera and suddenly I'm Georgia O'Keefe. :-)

Shionge said...

baThis is so cool Elle and yes it always take me sometime to figure out the function of new camera and hey you did well :D

Elle*Bee said...

shionge, I still have a lot to learn. I'm still playing with the auto features (zoom and super macro), but I do eventually want to learn how to use the manual settings.