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New camera

New camera

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by » Thu Jun 24, 2021 04:56 pm

There are a lot of military choppers that go over our house and my office. I got a new digital camera and decided to walk outside and use it in telephoto to get a shot of a one and then a bird. Nice zoon and it is fast enough to freeze the chopper blades!


 

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re: New camera

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by » Thu Jun 24, 2021 04:58 pm

The bird in zoom


 

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re: New camera

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by » Fri Jun 25, 2021 05:17 pm

Whoa!  That must be incredibly fast to freeze those helicopter blades!  I presume it was at quite a distance too.  I'm close to the Air Force base here and there are a lot of A-10 "Warthogs" and Stealth bombers flying around but I've never got a good shot of one.  John

re: New camera

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by » Fri Jun 25, 2021 06:59 pm

I am not sure how fast the camera actually is. I just use auto mode (I know little about the settings). It is a Canon Powershot SX70 HS. (Oh, HS is High Speed I think). The shutter speed is 1/2000 of a second. The specs also say it shoots 4K (UHD) - 3840 x 2160 video at 10 frames a second. It has built in WIFI and Bluetooth (which I have off for power). Here is the web page from Canon: SX70 HS.

Since it was released end of 2018, I suspect a newer version will soon be out. But I wanted a camera (I HATE my Sony) and I LOVED my OLD Toshiba (from 2000) and when they stopped making cameras they sold the division to Canon, so I was hoping I would like it better than the Sony and older Minolta I have/had. We shall see. I have only used it the time I took the 2 images I posted so far. I was HOPING to see an Antelope this morning to take a picture, but the field I see them in usually had none. THen as I was passing a point I saw the head of one in the grass. I would have pulled over but I had an impatient person drive up my rear because I was doing 55 in a 60 zone at dawn. :/ I WILL get you some pictures once I start using it.

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


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re: New camera

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by » Sat Jun 26, 2021 04:49 pm

My first digital camera was a Samsung.  The instructions were so badly written, (obviously someone who wasn't sure about their English) that I couldn't make sense of them.  Fortunately, the camera pretty much did everything for you.  There was a view screen that showed pictures you had taken, but it didn't show you the picture you were taking!  You had to look through the old-fashioned view-finder!  Sadly, it quit working about 10 years ago.  I replaced it with a Fuji that fairly drives me crazy.  Every time I replace the batteries, I have to reset everything, which can be a little tricky.  If I don't reset the picture size, they come out absolutely enormous.  I found that out when I first used it and 6 or 8 pictures filled the SD card!  A third of the pictures I take are too blurry to use.  That never once happened on my old Samsung.  So now I take at least 3 pictures of everything to make sure one or 2 comes out sharp.  Sometimes everything has a yellowish cast, which is another reason I have to take more than one each time.  I'll never touch another Fuji.  John

re: New camera

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by » Mon Jun 28, 2021 03:16 pm

I did not know Fuji made digital cameras.

I have not used the Canon enough yet to have an opinion of it yet. I hope soon though.

 

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