Friday 12 December 2008

New Digital Compact for Landscapes

I might have mentioned a few times my desire to bring my DSLR out with me in the mountains to get some better photos. Well, I may have also mentioned that I’ve never got over my hang-ups about the weight to bring it! My Nokia N82 is great but the quality just isn’t up to the standard I’m used to. So I’m met with the dilemma of the lightweight photographer: Weight VS picture quality.

I’ve been on the hunt for a while but nothing was meeting the strict criteria for my budget until I told Santa how good I’d been and he (she) agreed to chip in. So, without further a do…..and in the style Gordon Ramsey:

  • 28mm wide angle lens
  • 3.8x zoom
  • 8.1MP sensor
  • RAW capability (with firmware hack)
  • Image Stabilisation
  • 155g

The Canon IXUS 860IS – DONE.

Review to follow after Santa delivers and I’ve had chance to use it in Paris in early January.

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