I am feeling like I own one of the first digital cameras invented. It is 8 years old and very tired so I will soon be in the the market for an upgrade (I hope Santa is listening...). Since everyone has been posting such fantastic photos in the gallery I was hoping to get some input from all of you to help me with my decision on what to choose. There's nothing like first hand experience and the photos are such great examples of what can be done.
I would be interested to know your:
1. Camera make and model
2. Resolution (megapixels)
3. Zoom range/power (eg. 4X zoom)
4. Zoom type (optical vs digital)
5. Is it fully automatic or does it have any manual features like manual focus or exposure settings?
Do you have any other comments about your model? Anything specific you like or dislike? Features you wish it had? Good/bad battery life? Can you get good quality close-ups as well as wide shots? LCD display size/quality? Does it have video capability and do you use it?
No need to answer all those questions :-) I was just thinking out loud... The choices and considerations are quite overwhelming so thanks for your help.