A Family Adventure

Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

evidence of camera

December 26, 2010
Emilie Phillips

In the auto mode, the camera has face detection and presumably modifies all sorts of settings if it finds a person. The end result is it takes pictures of people pretty well.

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It does seem to default to fairly short depth of field.

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Most of the settings are accessible with two button presses. It’s not as convenient as the bigger SLR-esque cameras, but then, it’s not as big. This is long exposure.

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Manual focus is pretty easy. My two complaints so far are that it doesn’t tell you the current focus distance so I don’t know if I need to move closer or farther, and the interaction of the autofocus spot position and manual focus zoom position is a little dumb.

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Overall my impression is good. I haven’t had a chance to take it outside yet. That’s where I will see if my lens choice works. Outside is also where I need to figure out a carry system I like.


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  • That kitty is adorable 🙂

    I don’t think my camera mentions the focal length either; it’s not an issue, I just binary search. If only I had the derivative I could do newton iteration!

    • I almost got an adorable picture of the dog too, but I put a little bit too much couch in the frame.

      My photo taking is all about speed, so the extra time to binary search is annoying.

    • Re: And the camera is?

      I did get a micro 4/3. Sony has a competing line, but their image quality did not seem as good, and the selection was smaller since it is only one company. I saw another camera in the same class (mirrorless system camera) a week or two ago, but I can’t remember what it is.

      I did go for the smaller cameras of the micro 4/3’s ones. I decided the extra bulk of all the convenience buttons and dials just wasn’t worth it. I did take the plunge and get a single focal length pancake lens. It will be a new and different challenge for taking pictures.