Well, I went and done it. I had been looking for a light, small, camera for those little hikes that I like to make and not have to carry heavy gear. You know what I mean, just something for the birding and any other quick photo ops that might appear. A couple of friends had this camera so I decided to check it out. I read all about it and realized this would fill the bill. Check this LINK to read about it your self.
It has a 35x zoom, from 24mm wide angle to nearly 840mm, actually longer reach than my 500mm with a teleconverter. Image stabilization, auto focus, 10.5 frames per sec burst, HD video, what more could you want. B&H has them for 399.00 right now. But for a birder or any kind of photography it does a great job. I have been testing mine for the past three days. Here is a photo that I took this afternoon with the camera. I was about 150 yards away. This is an un-cropped full frame image. (Well, it was cropped on the ends to fit my format only.)
I know that several of my fellow bloggers have talked about getting a longer lens, so how about a long lens with a camera attached.
On another subject, this may be my last post until I get back from our Big Bend trip on March 2nd. So ya’ll all stay good and don’t drink anything that I wouldn’t drink. 🙂