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My current camera is a Sony Cyber-shot HX200V at 18.2 megapixels.

Having had SLRs with multiple lenses that I hardly ever used and just using the one zoom all-rounder lens, I decided to go for the best fixed-lens unit I could find as a replacement camera. A lot less hassle. The Sony HX200V was winning the reviews at the time and I have been very happy with it. I am more of a "picture of opportunity" photographer rather than one who goes out on photo-shoot trips.

Camera details...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a feature-packed super-zoom camera, offering a 30x, 27-810mm zoom lens, 18.2 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass, 1920x1080 50p Full HD video recording with stereo sound and HDMI output, and 3D Sweep Panoramas and 3D Still Images. Other key features of the well-appointed Sony HX200V include high-speed autofocusing (0.13 seconds), a tilting 3 inch LCD screen with 921,000-dots, 10fps burst shooting mode at full resolution, ISO range of 100-12800, Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode which cuts camera-shake while you’re shooting handheld HD video, Intelligent Auto Plus, Superior Auto, Program and full Manual shooting modes, a range of Picture Effects and and support for both Memory Stick PRO Duo and Secure Digital cards.
Previous cameras...

My first digital camera was a Fuji FinePix 1.3, which I had won in a photo competition (with the photo on the left) on the web at Travelmate.com.au. It was opportune as I had recently sold my Pentax MZ50 SLR due to financial difficulties (a black day indeed). Though the FinePix 1.3 was only a “happy snappy”, it had a few good features, but of course it only wet my appetite for the real thing.

Some of the photos on this site are from the FinePix 1.3, which actually printed far better images than I had expected. I sold that camera in order to save for a real digital. It took a while, but in Feb. 2003 it arrived.

My FinePix S602Z, bought online in 2003 for just under $1,500. My how technology has moved on, for one third the price you can get twice the camera these days. One issue with this camera was dark corners on the image when shooting a wide angle shot - very annoying.

FinePix S602Z: 3rd generation 3.1 million effective pixels Super CCD system produces ultra sharp yet colourful 6.0 million pixel images and can yield 1600 ISO at 1 MegaPixel with minimal electronic noise, higher shutter speeds, a bright F2.8 Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) Fujinon 6X (35-210mm) optical Zoom Lens with a 13-step aperture. Pixel-Mixing Technology can produce digital VGA resolution movies at 30 fps. Dual media slots (Smart Media & Micro Drive), a manual focus ring, Manual control, Aperture or Shutter priority, AE scene modes, custom white balance, hot shoe mount and an electronic mini LCD through-the-lens (TTL) viewfinder.
Taking the photo is only half the work for a good finished image. I use Paint Shop Pro to trim, straighten and enhance the the image at home on the computer. Many finish up on this website or printed in "memory" books through PhotobooksRus. They put out a good finished product, are cheap and the software is easy to use. My friends have been very impressed with the photo books.
Previous cameras...

My first digital camera was a Fuji FinePix 1.3, which I had won in a photo competition (with the photo above) on the web at Travelmate.com.au. It was opportune as I had recently sold my Pentax MZ50 SLR due to financial difficulties (a black day indeed). Though the FinePix 1.3 was only a “happy snappy”, it had a few good features, but of course it only wet my appetite for the real thing.

Some of the photos on this site are from the FinePix 1.3, which actually printed far better images than I had expected. I sold that camera in order to save for a real digital. It took a while, but in Feb. 2003 it arrived.

My FinePix S602Z, bought online in 2003 for just under $1,500. My how technology has moved on, for one third the price you can get twice the camera these days. One issue with this camera was dark corners on the image when shooting a wide angle shot - very annoying.

FinePix S602Z: 3rd generation 3.1 million effective pixels Super CCD system produces ultra sharp yet colourful 6.0 million pixel images and can yield 1600 ISO at 1 MegaPixel with minimal electronic noise, higher shutter speeds, a bright F2.8 Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) Fujinon 6X (35-210mm) optical Zoom Lens with a 13-step aperture. Pixel-Mixing Technology can produce digital VGA resolution movies at 30 fps. Dual media slots (Smart Media & Micro Drive), a manual focus ring, Manual control, Aperture or Shutter priority, AE scene modes, custom white balance, hot shoe mount and an electronic mini LCD through-the-lens (TTL) viewfinder.
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