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Old 07-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #57
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Sony camera update.

Hi, so far I have had a little bit of time trying out my new camera. Still lots to learn. I took a few pictures and tested some zoom shots. I like this camera, but like with anything else, there are a few negatives. You need to use both hands to hold this camera, [any camera] and my right hand needs to learn how to hold it without covering the pop-up flash and finger printing the screen. The video is pretty good with great sound; The SD card that came with the camera was a 4 GB with a (4) rating. I bought another SD card with 32 GB with a (10) rating. This will be better for videos. I mentioned that I didn't like charging the battery in the camera. I bought an external charger and a spare battery too. [the SD card, Battery charger, and spare battery came in the mail today] Now I'm looking for a carrying case to put on my belt.

(1.) This Humming bird on the feeder was shot without the zoom.

(2.) This was the same shot taken with 20X zoom.

(3.) This is the above picture after I cropped it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:25 PM   #58
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More practice pictures.

Hi, a few more pictures taken with my new Sony camera.

(1.) Another picture taken with 20X zoom.

(2.) Above picture after being cropped.

(3.) Boo-Boo; No not a mistake, but nick name for my dog. [real name is Dusty]
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Very nice, Bob!

I'm glad that Sony used an SD card. My Sony Alpha DSLR uses compact flash cards that are harder to find and more expensive. Sort of the Betamax version of camera storage cards I guess.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:45 PM   #60
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Car show in Long Beach.

I was going to see my Lawyer and he told me that some streets in Long Beach would be closed for a car show. And I would have to take the scenic route to get to his office. So of course I had to go check out the cars too. I took about 150 photos and a few of those were videos. This was a good test for battery life especially because I didn't have a spare battery at that time. The battery was less than half used at the car show. [I'm happy with that]
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #61
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Very nice, Bob!

I'm glad that Sony used an SD card. My Sony Alpha DSLR uses compact flash cards that are harder to find and more expensive. Sort of the Betamax version of camera storage cards I guess.
Hi, my wife's Canon DSLR also uses the Compact Flash card; I like the SD cards better.
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Steve's DigiCam web site as already mentioned - all the info one would ever need when looking at modern cameras and all the choices...
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Fantastic photos....looks like you made a great choice
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Bob, looks like the perfect camera for you.

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Hi, finding a new camera case was almost as hard as finding the camera. Too big, too small, too cheaply made, too many inner or outer dimensions, and poor selection at the stores. I wanted to check them out at the stores and compare with Amazon. Well after reading about 1,000 reviews, [not really] I read a few where the owners were happy and have the same camera as I have. So I ordered one from Amazon. Will be here soon and I will know if it was the right choice for me. It's a Sony case, but the Sony store doesn't carry it. I need this so I can start carrying my new camera and semi-retire the Canon.

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Hi, today my new Sony camera case from Amazon was delivered. This case is almost perfect. It comes with a shoulder strap that I won't be using. It has a front zipped compartment that will hold a memory card. The next compartment, also zippered will hold my spare battery. And of course the main zippered compartment hold my camera, and it's a good fit. The almost perfect part is the belt loop on the back. It is a double loop with a snap. This is a very good snap, but it is too hard to snap in place and would put too much pressure on the camera inside. I hand stitched the belt loop two inches from the top of the loop. This will allow for a tight fit on my belt. I had done this to my Canon camera case too. I didn't take a picture of the stitching because I don't think it will show in a picture.
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Hi, OK I took a picture so you might be able to see where I sewed the belt loop. I used black thread so you will only see where the loop is sewn, right above the snap loop. This had to be sewn by hand.
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Buying advice

A note of information, Effective July 13, Nikon stiopped selling repair parts to anyone but authorized repair centers which makes their cameras a little harder to maintain.

This is not a problem with Canon.

I have 3 Nikon's and like them all. The DSLR camera's seem to operate much faster, and for me are easier to operate, than my compact Nikon P7000. They also have a longer battery life, even though they use the same battery. The compact camera keeps the screen on a lot more than the DSLR's do, consuming the battery's energy.

Digital cameras are evolving very rapidly and if you are price sensitive, buying a discontinued or gently used version of one of the cameras you are considering will save a lot of $$$.
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I'm a pro photographer with a lot of heavy gear that I get tired of packing around, so I really love my iphone to shoot personal photos with when not working. They are making the cameras in cell phones better and better and so lightweight and handy.
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Hi, I have been reading and studying until my head felt like it was going to explode. Some information that I found last night, helped me to make my final decision. I hope it was a good one and I continue to post some nice pictures on this forum, in my blog, and in my thread "Bob and Lee's random trip."

Today I bought the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V at the Sony store in the South Coast Plaza Mall. This was the first camera to catch my eye, but I wanted to do some studying before I made a decision to part with my hard earned money. None of these cameras have a view finder, I will have to learn to live with that. The Panasonic was the flashiest looking, being red and it was the only one without a pop-up flash. [I liked that] The Canon would have been the easiest one to use because we already have two Canons at home. And the Canon comes with an external battery charger. [I really like that] As mentioned earlier, I had some bad experiences with batteries that had to be charged inside of the camera.

Last night, I found out that I could buy an external battery charger with batteries for the Sony. [After market] So today I decided to buy the Sony and order an external battery charger. Too much to list, but the Sony does so much more that the other two cameras. It also costs quite a bit more. Last night I found out that the Sony went on sale. It was $419.00 and the sale price was $379.00 plus a free $15.00 SD card. Another silent part of my deal was that I had to buy my next camera in a store. I got a letter from Jaguar saying that they would give me a $100.00 credit card for just road testing a new car. This is right up my alley. So this camera was only costing me the sale price, less $100.00 of free money. This would have made any of the deals a little bit sweeter. Thinking about the aftermarket battery charger and batteries, I searched again and found a Sony factory battery charger and spare battery on Amazon.com for less than half price. [they are on order] I have been playing with my new toy [wife calls it] all evening and it will be some time before I take some pictures to see; Hope well it works.
Hi, after just over 3 years, a million pictures, and a million miles of traveling, [I really didn't count all of this] the Sony camera was great. But recently the electronics of this camera started to do strange things or not work at all. Then I noticed spots in my pictures and no way for me to fix this. And finally, I can't see the screen while taking pictures outside so I aim and shoot and hope for the best. I now have another new camera. This time it is a Panasonic. The main thing that I was looking for was a view finder and the Panasonic seems to be the only one with one. It has 30 X zoom and an adjustable electronic view finder. Like an SLR, you see what you get. There is a view finder lens in the back, but not in the front. It also has a screen and a switch to change from screen to view finder. This camera just happened to be on sale at Costco too. Today was my first day to try it out.

I bought a Panasonic Lumix model # DMC-ZS40SCP
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