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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Blogging Just Got Better

I'm dreaming of a Sony Christmas.

Thanks to Suzy Q, I can now take pictures 25% faster, 50% bigger and 100% more radical! Christmas morning greeted me with the Sony DSC-H1, a digital SLR type camera of totally kickass, professional nature. I can't actually call it a true single lens relex camera though, because the eyepiece is actually a tiny LCD screen.

It features a whopping 12x optical zoom, with a pressure sensitive zoom button allowing for slow, accurate zooming, or a very fast full extension of the lens.

The Macro mode is so serious it makes Mr. Spock look like Adam Sandler. Using the macro mode, I could zoom in so close to Spock's ears that I could count his DNA strands. For anybody who really wants to know, the macro mode will focus as close as 2 cm! And I thought my Sony P-52 would take close pictures at 3 inches! And it does, considering some camera's macro modes only work as close as 6 or 7 inches. (And just in case you were wondering, 2 cm is 0.8 of an inch!)

Sony DSC H1.My favourite feature though, is the video mode. Although it's becoming more and more standard, I really appreciate the 30 frames per second filming, which is the only reason I ever wanted to upgrade from my DSC P-52, which only films at 16 fps, but continues to take pictures at a reasonable 3.2 megapixels.

The H1 has full manual controls as well as the standard automatic ones, and everything in between, including one of the most extreme features: a live Histogram display! It also features the ability to accept conversion lenses, like wide angle. The only thing this bad boy doesn't have is a unibrow.

It's a 5.1 megapixel camera, which is more than I need. But I'm not complaining since most people think of this as an average. For those who were wondering, 5.1 million pixels will allow me to print up to a 13" x 19" image, just in case I want a life-sized picture of Gary Coleman.


Blogger Ellie Creek Ellis said...

Couple of things:
congrats on the camera, now you can totally go crazy!

i don't like hunting for sport either, but the room is so grand.

i've just recently realized the Jimmy Dillnuts is not an actual person, neighbor or relative.

Whew, for a minute there, I was worried and wondered how this ONE poor soul, poor ol' Jimmy, could have such bad luck so often!

10:09:00 PM

Blogger Bub said...

Hey....Liz gave me a lump of coal for Christmas, you did considerably better. Guess I went wrong somewhere, but it's a mystery to me.

So I opened up the Speculator this morning and saw the three wise men caught in a pensive moment. Good exposure, you'll hardly be able to keep up with the demand now. Let me know if you need help, Liz often refers to me as useless.....and throws in pitiful for good measure. Open communication like that is healthy for a relationship, I thrive on it.....my hair is thinning though.

11:04:00 PM

Blogger Rainypete said...

Oh yeah, we're very busy what with the movie deal and the constant request for autographs. I've had to hire a personal shopper it's geting so bad!!

12:06:00 AM

Blogger Bub said...

Just don't forget the little people who made you!

I guess that would be Santa's elves. ;)

9:43:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Bub, I would just crush the coal and turn it into a diamond. Sweet gift.

Pete, that's the way to ride the bubble dude!

Ms. Ellie, you are hilarious.

11:27:00 AM

Blogger Ellie Creek Ellis said...

huh? what?!

8:44:00 PM


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