New Toys

July 13, 2009 No Comments

I am now the proud owner of this lovely little handbag camera.

After 3 years of faithful service my Sony W100 disappeared at Glastonbury and whilst, yes, I know I have my SLR and my Holga, I need a camera that’s small enough to just throw in my pocket and go sometimes.

After a few weeks of wandering round the internet, and some facebook discussions I settled on the Panasonic FX40 {over the Sony W270} and my dad had found it for sale in a little camera shop on Eccelsall Rd. Turns out the woman in there didn’t want our business and was a bit pissy about, well, pretty much everything we said, so we went to Harrisons.

They did want our business and gave me an excellent deal on the camera, with a memory stick for less than the grumpy lady was even selling the camera.

If you’re in Sheffield and you want a camera – check them out – very friendly, knowledgeable and they develop film.

So now I have a camera with a 25mm wide angle lens, 5x optical zoom, a whole host of functions and settings I think will be useful – face recognition, night shooting, easy ISO control and a panorama photo guide. There are also a multitude of settings I have never encounted before {and are probably so gimmicky I won’t ever use them} including – baby and pet recognition, starry sky, fireworks and a food photography setting. Yes, that’s right – food photography – and I can tell you that the food we ate this weekend looked no different shot with or without this setting – maybe it was just me?

So, at least that’s one thing sorted for Benicassim…….only 3 days to go and I’ve barely got anything organised.

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