I get asked pretty often about compact cameras, but I’ve been true and loyal to a camera that doesn’t quite fit into my purse. Yes, I love taking pictures, but it’s been years since I’ve had a point & shoot camera in my bag that goes where I go. I’m going to be doing some traveling this winter and my travel buddy is limiting my luggage to one. small. bag. So I’m thinking a bag of clothing would be a smarter choice than my 10 lb camera bag?
I ordered a compact camera and figured I’d blog about it since I can finally answer the question about which point & shoot I’d recommend. Take all of this with a grain of salt, though. Yes, I know what I’m doing with my equipment and sound like a total superdork when I talk about shutter speeds, apertures, white balance and back lighting, but I’m no techy. I did about .6 seconds of research on this one. It has great reviews so I figure it’ll serve its purpose. I ordered the Nikon Coolpix S9100 from B&H Photo. Now here are a couple of great features on this camera:
– It’s got one of the longest optical zooms in compact lightweights, combined with vibration reduction. In plain English, you can zoom out really far. When you do zoom, any slight motion can produce a blurred image so the camera reduces vibration which helps produce sharper images.
– It’s got respectable ISO performance so you can shoot in lower light settings and still produce really good pictures.
– It has a beautiful display for awesome, instant gratification. Shoot and admire.
– I’m known to be pretty trigger happy. I just love the sound the camera makes when it snaps. This camera has got a fast processor so it can keep up with my overeager finger.
Aside from that, I’m a big fan of Nikon and their glass so that was an easy choice for me.
I’ll follow this one up with some shots from my new compact once it lands. B&H is offering Free Overnight Shipping before the Holidays so I should have mine tomorrow.