Sony vs. Fuji: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know

Sunday, March 04, 2007
All of my own pictures that I've posted on here have been taken with my first digital camera, a Fuji Finepix S3100 (with the exception of the dig pics). When I first purchased it, I loved it. I had never even used a digital before buying it. The macro option is great, and the zoom is quite good as well. However, it's an odd bulky shape, I have no strap for it and it sucks the life out of batteries. I've been thinking about picking up a new camera for a while and I finally settled on a Sony Cybershot 6.0. It seems to be not so bad - the battery lasts for ever, it can hold up to almost 200 shots just using the internal memory (on one of the middle quality settings), and it's small. And flat. You could put it into your back pocket provided you're not wearing skin tight jeans and you don't sit down. Easy to use and it can record movies with sound which means if I wanted to make homemade porn with a cast of one, I could (but I don't do that sort of thing...nope...that's my story....). However, the few pictures I've taken around the house have not wowed me. Perhaps it's the lighting and that I haven't quite figured out just how to use it properly. The zoom doesn't seem to be as great (so far...) as the Fuji but I'll have to take it out with me on my next walk and see what I can come up with.

I'm curious to know what do my fellow bloggers use?

Here's an updated photo (taken with the new camera). As you can see, a new camera isn't the only thing I've changed. My lip decided to do something bizarre and my cheeks are looking abnormally chipmunkish but I'm still adorable. And since there's been a lot of change going on aboard ship lately, I've decided to spice things up a bit. The Captain is opening herself up for a little Q&A session. If there's anything you ever wanted to know about Captain Karen, please leave your question in the comment section or send me an email. Later this week, I'll pick my favourite questions and answer them in a post. Please don't be shy! I welcome any and all inquiries.

8 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Cute photo! You look great!

I use a Canon Powershot A70, which is about 3 years old now. It takes great pictures, though, even though it's outdated and large-ish. It does suck up a lot of battery power.

As for the Q&A...um, I don't really have anything burning I want to ask you...

Krista said...

I use a Canon Powershot SD 700 IS (Digital ELPH). I don't know what Digital ELPH means, and I don't really care. I care that this camera is pretty darn good. I think I am hooked on Canon. I got it just after Christmas and I have yet to have any super great photo opportunities to really unlock it's photographic power. It's excellent for macro. I am not too sure about its Image Stabilizer, though.
One day I would L-O-V-E love to own a digital SLR camera. The thought of one makes me drooooool.

kelly said...

i have an older (5yrs old) olympus and a digital SLR..Nikon D70 which I love....the olympus is very slow (shutter lag is a problem with point and shoot but not the SLR's) I'm going to buy more compact point and shoot soon to replace the olympus, one that is pocketable.

And yes still adorable.

Red said...

We have an old Olympus and then we bought a Canon 720 or thereabouts when we went to Seville. I love the new camera. Unlike you, I like that it's quite big, it feels like I've got my hands around something that is not a toy, and that makes me feel like Helmut Newton! I love the macro option (it's opened up a brand-new world to me!) and I also like that it responds quickly to everything you demand of it. Downside: battery life. Bogus, man. The Olympus has a lithium battery and I much prefer it that way. In Seville, where we'd be taking pictures like, all day long, we'd have to change batteries once or twice a day. That's got to be environmentally disastrous, if you ask me. Not to mention that that nasty little message about batteries being dead always pops up at the most inopportune moment...

* (asterisk) said...

I would also add to what everyone seems to be saying that Canon cameras seem really good, in my limited experience.

Try playing around with your preset lighting settings: you'll likely have options for indoor, outdoor sunny, outdoor cloudy, and possibly fluorescent lighting. Once you get that sorted, you'll be happier, I think.

Red said...

Oh, and my Q: Is your hair naturally straight? And how often do you pay a visit to the hairdresser's?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Chipmunk cheeks are always adorable.

Would you rather listen to Celine Dion sing My Heart Will Go On continuously for the rest of your life or stick a pin in your eye just once? That is my question of the Captain.

kelly said...

any and all inquiries huh?....ohhh the temptation...but i'll be a good boy

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