A few words and photos from time to time on my life as it unfolds.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Pocket Cameras?

What makes a good Pocket Camera?  They come in simple forms, with few buttons or settings to manage, and they now come with advanced features such as long zoom and manual settings on a dial.  What makes one good means different things to different people.  One thing I can say though, after using and reviewing many of them, is that all but one or two are really THE SAME.  How so?  Well, because they come with a really small image sensor - half the size of your pinky's fingernail - so the quality of the images they can capture is limited.  Nevertheless, they take good snapshots with the flash, up close, and take fairly good outdoor photos in good light. Photos look good on line, and you can make prints up to 11x 14 with the better pocket cameras and your best effort at shooting.  Moreover, they help chronicle your life adventures when being the only camera on hand.  Herewith, a few photos taken with my two pocket cameras. Fun stuff on these cameras often include many special effects options.  Two below include a beagle "painted" on camera, and a one-color effect. As they say, the best camera is the one you have with you, and a capable pocket camera on hand is always a good thing!