Friday, 10 February 2012

Yesterdays images were taken with my little point and shoot...............


Inspired again by John (Sinbad and I) out riding his mountain bike... I looked through my images to compare my little cheap point and shoot with my Dslr. The images in yesterdays post of my walk around Derwentwater last year were taken with my little Casio EX-270.

It's a ten mile walk around the lake and I wanted to travel light... the Casio slips into my top pocket.

 I can capture some wonderful moments everywhere I go...
...Gammon Egg and Chips in the Bank Tavern Keswick at the end of my walk was one.


I think they turned out quite well... and definitely good enough to share the walk on my blog.

It even takes decent video clips... handheld.

My Dslr takes images at 4 frames a second which does help when trying to capture wildlife.
My little point and shoot is always in my pocket as a back up.... no it's more than a back up it's fantastic.
I have owned it since 2007... it's 7.2MP has been improved no end by the latest range of point and shoot cameras available.. plus HD video.

The days of lugging around a heavy camera bag full of kit are over.

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i use my P&S in my drive-around barn and fence shoots all the time. it's not pocket-sized, but still easier than my dslr w/ lenses. :)

Adam Tilt said...

Who needs a big heavy camera when compacts are so accomplished these days. That Gammon has made me very hungry.

TexWisGirl said...

an interesting meal...

Carole M. said...

oh yes it's true those minis certainly do a great job. Enjoyed the post and a great walk you put in; can imagine how much you enjoyed your luncheon!

Dianne said...

Early morning ramblers need lots of sustenance - great shots with your point and shoot and to think I purchased my very first DSLR last week ...I'm sure will both be used.
I stayed at Derwentwater a few years ago on a HF walking holiday ... it is such a picturesque place!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That meal is something to look forward to after a long hike! I took my P&S with me today on a bike ride and will have some pictures and video for tomorrow's posting.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

They came out great. As they say.. it's not the camera, it's the photographer!

Bob Bushell said...

Yes, you make another nice video, and well, I can't judge on the Casio being, I am used to Canon and what ever it is really good.

Costin Comba said...

Beautiful (and tasty) pictures. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a nice week-en Greetings from Romania.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I totally agree with not packing around a camera bag and lens. I carry an older Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W55, 7.2 MP with me at all times and use a Kodak (yep!) Z981 14MP with 26X zoom for taking photos of the birds.

Your photos are beautiful!

Sondra said...

HI Andrew excellent photos from your little camera!! WHY drag around a lot of stuff when you can get great results for half that bother!! I use a Kodak Bridge camera its light weight, and I have another little konica-minolta that is a shirt pocket camera..its also fine for my use!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

There's a lot to be said for little P&S; perfect for a hike, especially a long 10 mile hike. Wow, that breakfast looks good!!!

Susan Scheid said...

Serendipitous to read this today. I was just thinking I'd like to have a smaller camera, for just the reasons you described, but was wondering if I'd be disappointed in the results. You demonstrate, if used rightly, there's no need for that to be the case.

Daniel said...

First time visit to your blog. Interesting mix of photos. I'm sure you felt heavier after that meal!

I can certainly identify with the comments about the weight comparisons between Compact/P&S and DSLR's and hefty lenses.

heyBJK said...

Your Casio does a great job! It's certainly handy to have at all times. I prefer my DSLR for most things, but my point and shoot still sees service, too. It has given me several years of good photos.

Pantherka said...

Andrew, great post, beautiful scenery and ... great food :-)

Ruby said...

Beautiful photos and yummy food! Cheers.

floweringmama said...

Definitely blog worthy shots!

Sandra said...

I love my point and shoot, a Nikon coolpix 12 MP and i rarely leave home without it in my pocket. it is the size of yours and it takes wonderful photos. i use it for drive by hanging out the window, yes i do stop first. and i have a post on Monday that i loe what it grabbed. these are beautiful and the video was good too

Dave said...

First, now I'm hungry...second, the Doodles carries her point and shoot every where we go to capture the scenery. I need to get one of my own!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

It is really quite amazing what a pocket camera can do these days -- of course it still helps if the photographer is as talented as you are!