I've gotten just a bit of time to play with it Dan. Although haven't had time to test the GPS functionality. So far however, I'm impressed with its ease of use. I finally found a camera that has a menu structure that makes it relatively easy to switch between the various "scene" modes. Haven't gotten out to take much in the way of pictures yet. I did get to try the "panorama" mode on it the other day however just at dawn. Worked pretty cool. Here's the pic:
Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 285808
In this mode, you hold down the shutter button and start turning. It's got a little indicator to tell you how many degrees you've turned. You can do either 180 or 360 in this particular mode. This one was 180 degrees just standing at the end of my driveway. There's a different panorama mode on it also that I think gives you more choices. But I didn't get a chance to play with that one.
Also got a chance to quickly play with the video recording. Works pretty well. Here's an unlisted Youtube video I shot.
Early morning as the sun was coming up. Sorry about the garbage cans. What can I say? It was trash day. The videos actually quite a bit darker on Youtube that it was as it came out of the camera. On my computer, it's pretty good.
I've only got two complaints about the camera so far.
- First, it feels kind of plasticy if you know what I mean. In an outdoor, all weather, underwater camera, that may not be a bad thing. But my old Canon D10 was metal and felt like you had a hunk of something in your hand. This doesn't feel that way.
- The other complaint so far is that the video zoom is kind of noisy. You can hear the motor and the pop on the video. No real big deal. Just a minor annoyance.
Eventually, I'll get enough time to try to really test it out. Just kind of hard to fit in when you're taking out the garbage.
Tom (... all told, I think I'm going to like it!)