Thursday, 29 December 2016

My New Camera…

So I may have dropped my Canon SX 270HS one too many times this year…

At one stage it landed face down on the beach on Dollymount strand and the lens would not retract. Not log after that, the lens cover stopped opening and then fell apart when I tried to clean it…

Anyway, time for a new camera! I’m not a fan of DSLR style cameras. I just find them too big and bulky for my needs. I like something compact, something that slips into my jacket, something I can bring anywhere.  I settled on the Sony HX60. It had everything I wanted. It’s relatively compact, has a 30x Optical Zoom and a Burst Mode (10 shots / second). It can also take a wide range of accessories thanks to its Multi Interface Shoe.

I was in London not long after purchasing the camera. I hadn’t had much time to play with it, but I brought it along to a gig I was attending.  It took me a while to get used to it (I’d been using Canon cameras for the last 5 or 6 years), but I think I got a few nice shots eventually.

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That’s Milton Jones there in what can only be described as a beautiful shirt…

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That’s Professor Brian Cox and Commander Chris Hadfield talking space and stuff…

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And that there is John Taylor of Duran Duran…

OK, so they are not the greatest shots I’ve ever taken, but to be fair, I was halfway up on the balcony level at the back of the Hammersmith Apollo so I think they came out pretty good!

So, so far so good with the new camera.  I’ve a couple of trips in the new year, so I’ll get more of a chance to play around with it then.

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