I like to have a camera with me all the time. Not different from most photographers, right? Well, sometimes it’s hard to carry around a camera the size of a bowling ball when I’m going for dinner or drinks at a cool place, or attending a wine tasting, or even just going on an afternoon walk. I had been really hesitant, for a long time, to get a point-and-shoot camera. But since I’ve moved onto the bus and have had new experiences nearly every day, I’ve discovered the benefits of having a little cam that I can have with me all the time.
So today I finally caved. Actually, I caved royally. Because not only did I get a p/s camera, but this Nikon girl bought a Canon! Yep, that’s right, I’ve stepped into the dark side. Nah, I dont really think that. I’ve liked Nikons and Canons the same. My DSLR just happens to be a Nikon and the p/s I got, happens to be a Canon. After doing a lot of research and scoping out reviews, the Canon S90 was the winner, for a lot of reasons, but the main one being, it is incredibly small AND shoots RAW. This is a pretty big deal for me, since I’m used to being able to edit the wazoo out of my photos from my dslr. Click HERE for a complete overview of the new little cam.
I wish I had a good review of my own to post here, but I haven’t had enough time to play with my new toy yet. I’ve been shooting a bit, with the help of the manual, but I must admit, the transition from Nikon to Canon may take a bit to get used to. Hopefully tomorrow I will have some photos to post. I’m definitely antsy to get out there and explore all the features.
The biking/jogging path that I usually use is located on a strip called Silver Strand, which is a nature and wildlife preserve, so it should be a great place to test the much-acclaimed macro settings on this cam. I also am looking forward to learning how to optimize low-light images, another feature that received nice reviews for the S90. So hopefully there will be some follow-up images soon! I know I’m excited to start really playing with it! I’m still trying to absorb the fact that I just bought a point-and-shoot camera… a Canon one!!!