My new camera arrived last week - after a week of reading endless reviews online and (most importantly I guess) trying compact cameras out at the shop, I went for a Canon Powershot SX210. One off the main selling points for me was the exceptionally hight zoom range of 15x optical zoom, so I've almost got a mini-DSLR which can easily fit in my pocket. The other point was that I am used to the Canon models e.g. the buttons, software, layout is easily recognised by me, and this is so much easier than getting used to a completely new model.
The first few days I went through all the shooting opions and found it surprisingly easy to get to grips with it, in short - I love my new camera. ok, it won't replace an DSLR, but it has many of the functions a DSLR will give you and is so handy for travelling, well, even if I walk the dog across the road, it is much easier to fit this little baby in my pocket, and also I won't attract unwanted attention as I sometimes feel quite uncomfortable having a big and very expensive looking DSLR around my neck.
So, here are a few shots from last weekend and today:
Beacon Wood Country Park, view to Southfleet
Beacon Wood Country Park
' The Bridge' Estate, just across the road from us.
Again, at 'The Bridge', view to Dartford Bridge.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.