Quite often I carry 2 cameras, plus my cellphone camera.
The wide range of camera types, makes & models can be overwhelming, but also very fascinating to see what’s on the market. How do you choose what’s best of you? Here are the cameras I have on hand, along with the pros and cons of each. Hopefully it’ll be a great starting point to help you out.
Cellphone Camera – I don’t often use my cellphone camera.
The Pro’s – It’s always on me should I need it. The Con’s – By the time I pull it out….look at it, as it now lays cracked and damaged in the only pool of water for hundreds of miles, cursing for dropping it again……picking it up, wiping the dirt and water off……..swipe to unlock, locate the camera app, ensure the camera app is using the correct camera and not the selfie camera, point and shoot….. I could have had my 2nd camera out and already have taken several pictures. Don’t get me wrong, it has had its usefulness, but not something I rely on for my travels. I tend to use it for Instagram.
Point & Shoot Fuji Digital Camera
Great versatile all purpose camera
Pro’s – Easily fits into one of my pockets for quick access. Turn it on, Point…..and take that picture. Quick & Painless! With the strap attached to my wrist, I can easily take action photos without having to worry about dropping it. (Note, for safety reasons, you should never hold a camera in your hand while operating a motorcycle….In other words – Do what I say and not what I do….Ya I know, “bad Jayson” ) Con’s – The camera casing & viewing screen is easily scratched and damaged from constantly pulling it in and out of my pocket. But that’s just the cosmetics and not the important parts. It’s pretty beat up, but it works great!
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Definitely my favourite camera.
Pros – close-up or far away…this camera does it all! I couldn’t have said it any better, so here is an exert from Canon’s website:
http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/en/products/method/gp/pid/42415 – “Zoom Like Never Before – Craters on the moon, wildlife from afar, your child’s face on a crowded school stage… the PowerShot SX60 HS camera gives you the reach to capture it all. The camera’s astonishing 65x Optical Zoom (21mm-1365mm) Wide-Angle Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer combines tremendous flexibility with portable ease. Capture close-ups, wide shots and everything in between with beautiful quality thanks to a 16.1 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and Canon’s latest DIGIC 6 Image Processor that together create the Canon HS SYSTEM for excellent low-light performance. Advanced technology including Zoom Framing Assist and Intelligent IS help you track and capture clear, steady long shots. Shoot realistic 1080p Full HD video recorded at 60p. USM and VCM technology help ensure fast, silent zooming and focus during recording, and, in a first for a PowerShot model, you can attach an optional external microphone. And quickly share everything you capture: the PowerShot SX60 HS is Wi-Fi®**- and NFC-enabled*** with an easy Mobile Device Connect button.”
Cons – Not always accessible, bulkier than my other cameras.
This camera made it on a few top 10 camera lists!
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