Saturday, January 02, 2010

New Camera

I bought a new Kodak Easyshare M380 that Ming was willing to pick up for me and that he brought over on New Year's. I haven't used it enough to figure out all the bells and whistles, although I did discover that taking video in subpar lighting doesn't work at all. Everything comes out grainy and the shorter videos I took on New Year's were an even bigger mess in a few cases. I suspect with some daylight it might be a different story. I'll have to run that test tomorrow. I'd hate to have to haul two cameras around with me in some cases. You'd think with 10.2 megapixels and the videos taking about 8x the space as my old camera for a similar length, they'd look like a million bucks. I'm unsure of the optics/digital issues that dictate otherwise.

But one thing I do like is the panoramic image capability. I took a picture of my back yard today. Excellent! Even the shadows seem to have knit together without issue.

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