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!
David and the CoolCyberCats
The bird in zoom
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
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.
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
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.