My waterproof, shockproof P&S camera that lives in mu purse made its final death on our Costa Rica trip. I’d been disappointed in the picture quality for a while & there was moisture inside the lens that would cause it fog up if it was hot outside. It’s covered quite a few marathons with me, but I was ready for something new- smaller, faster, cooler, and I decided to purchase the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10. The front cover slides up & down to protect the lens (hopefully fewer fingerprints while I am carrying while running) & the back is a touchscreen.
Here’s how my last 3 P&S cameras compare- the Sony is even smaller (than a deck of cards), thinner, lighter & shorter. It doesn’t have the awesome zoom that my old Panasonic DMC-TZ5 had, but I’ll take the big camera if I really want zoomed photos. Yes, this does officially put me on track as getting a new P&S camera every year!
For some reason, I always have to wait to take a meaningful first shot to christen any new camera or lens. When hubby comes into my office to visit, he lays on the couch & cuddles with the dogs, while they growl and tug over toys. I took it out to the pool the next day for a “real” test to see how it did in the water & with flying dogs.
These are a bit out of focus, but I think they are pretty darn good for capturing the action. I liked the burst mode & that I can also do HD movies in/near the water now.
Have I mentioned lately that Mia is a crazy pool jumper? I love how the camera shutter speed was fast enough to catch all the splashes in mid-air and it looks like Mia is about to land on me while Zoe is shaking off all the splashed water. I’m excited about the new camera, hope it lasts more than a year, can’t wait to take it on my fall marathons & sneak it into concerts.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Last day of 100+ degree temperatures in the forecast!