I am looking at upgrading our trusty old, cheapie, Kodak digital camera. What cost us $250 a few years back has served us well, even if its a bit clunky it still takes a decent shot most times. The draw back I find with it, is its long distance ability and its battery life being a tad short. But for $250 its not a bad little camera.
As we do lots of outdoors activities, sailing, windsurfing etc, though it might be an idea to get a digital SLR. So good friend Susie has one for sale, a Fuji Film S9500 Finepix. She wants $400 for it (second hand)
Now I am a newbie when it comes to photography, not much of a skilled operator, more a point and shoot kind of guy. Is this camera going to still be that?
I have played around with it for a few days and its seems to be quite user friendly, has some nice features, Macro, built in flash, anti shake function, movie mode (26 minutes only) as well as plenty on tunability. Our old camera was just simple, select mode, point shoot, wait for auto focus to capture, then it would fire off. To me this is the biggest advantage so far, the shutter speed.
Other benefits, not motor to focus lense, this chews the batteries, its also nicer weight in your hand.
Now, I am hoping there are some photo nerds out there that can give me some insight etc as to if this camera is what I need.
Main use - Sports / outdoor photography, small videos every now and again.
PS: Looking at getting a Go Pro when I get a round to ordering one....will be a fine toy to play with in Maui!