And now for something completely different…

I got this camera a few months ago after I’d lost its predecessor, and I think it has become my favorite out of the half-dozen or so digital cameras I’ve had over the years. You can find specs etc. anywhere, but here are some of the highlights from my perspective.

  • It’s small, easy to use, and takes video as well as stills, so it’s very convenient to bring everywhere.
  • Battery life seems excellent.
  • Start-up and between-picture times are better than average. This was one of my main selection criteria.
  • It doesn’t have any of the focus, exposure, or color-balance problems that I’ve seen in other cameras (especially its immediate predecessor).
  • When I zoom in, the pictures seem remarkably noise-free, so they resize well (using iPhoto – Facebook’s auto-resize is amazingly bad so don’t judge by that) and I can often skip a clean-up stage.

That’s really it. I’m no expert, just a casual family photographer, but that’s a description that fits many people so maybe someone will find my positive experience useful.