Saturday, 18 October 2014

Ding! Dong! Amazon calling!

I cracked.  I love the zoom on my big camera, but the thing is just too big.  I miss being able to stuff a camera in my pocket and set off, without having this great weight hanging around my neck.   The new compact cameras with 21x zoom have caught my eye, and with a trip abroad coming up, it's time for an early Christmas present.  The Amazon package arrived today;



It's a Samsung XB350F.  Rolls nicely off the tongue, don't you think?  It was launched at 250 quid or so, but is cheaper now, I guess they'll be bringing out a new replacement model soon.  But it suits my needs; 21 times zoom, decent reviews and it'll fit in my pocket.

It comes with a quick-start guide, but the full user guide you have to download off the web.  Odd. And Amazon helpfully tell you that people who bought this camera also bought this memory card.  Good idea I thought so I clicked on it without thinking too much, only to find out that it's a full-size SD the camera takes only a micro SD.  Argh!!  So a stop off at the local Super-U to get the right thing.   Here's the first two pictures taken with it; no zoom and max zoom.  Hand held, strong sunlight.  Not too bad.


4 comments:

CherryPie said...

Looking good so far ;-)

James Higham said...

I was just about to say, 'Looking good,' and Cherie beat me to it.

I also received some amazon packages this week - fun, innit and those boxes are useful.

Mark In Mayenne said...

Yes it is fun. There's a childish "Oh goody!" feeling when the package arrives, and then I can play with my new toy.

Linda said...

Lovely photos.

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