Sunday, January 8, 2017

It Might Be Time

 It may be time for a new camera.
Another pocket sized camera.
 When I first purchased my Canon S95 in 2011, the reviews bragged about the great clarity of low light photos, but when I look at recent photos I notice that they are a bit fuzzy looking.
My pups do move around a lot and I have to take a lot of shots of them indoors to get photos that are not total blurs, but in these photos they were sitting completely still.
 I'm not sure I am ready to spend the money since really awesome pocket sized, quality picture taking cameras can be pricey.
Not as much as a DSLR, but the ones I want would probably be $400-$700 range.
And yet I want something simple so that I don't have to put a lot of thought into taking a photo.
It snowed, it's super cold outside, so I sit indoors thinking.
Thinking as to whether or not I need a new camera.

This is the second Canon pocket camera I have owned, but my very first digital camera was an Olympus, and it took the clearest photos I have ever taken.  Might be time to reconsider the Olympus name again.



  1. I think it depends on what you are looking for. I have a very tiny, thin Nikon Coolpix that I bought for $60 that I keep with me in the car that takes photos far beyond what I ever expected of it. I have a Nikon DSLR that I seldom use because it is heavy. The camera I use most often is Nikon Coolpix P500, which I don't think they make anymore, of course. I also have a Canon Powershot and it was what I used the most for newspaper work. I guess my point is that you may want to check out some of the cheaper-end models if you're looking for something for like in-house photos of the dogs. (You might also just need to try a new SD Card. After a while the SD cards wear out. Give that a go first and see if it affects the quality of your photos.)

  2. I'd try mounting it on a tripod and taking a pic to see if there's any blur. I know for me it's hard to not move when I take a pic, even though I swear I'm not. That would at least rule out if it's the camera or the operator, LOL.

  3. Took me forever to get around to pulling out my tripod but what a difference it makes. I agree with Dawn, try it out. :)