I just got myself a new little toy in the recent Canon Refurbished website sale (got a really good deal on it and you'd never tell it's not brand new!)- a Canon G16 point and shoot camera. For a while I've been wanting something smaller and easier to stick in a pocket than my DSLR, but better and more controllable than my phone camera- and this seems to fit the bill nicely :) The very nice and fast (f/1.8) lens retracts fully, it has full manual control (along with a really good auto mode), and, best of all, it shoots RAW! It gets really good reviews as an "enthusiast's point and shoot".
I've just been playing around with it for a couple of days, but I'm very happy so far! This will be a great camera to keep in the car or in my desk, or to take on a hike on vacation if I don't want to carry the big DSLR. The image sensor is still tiny, so it won't replace the DSLR for serious stuff, but it'll still take pictures that I can print or use on web that I won't be ashamed of ;)
Here's a few shots from the first couple of days as I play around with it...
|Surprisingly good in low light for such a tiny sensor...|
|...no flash used :)|
|The detail is quite good.|
|And the dynamic range to get the dappled sunlight in the woods...|
|...is quite impressive too.|
|This is using the special "bokeh" portrait mode.|
|Holly enjoying the coolth and putting up with the paparazzi.|
|The macro mode is a nice bonus.|
|Doofenshmirtz dog :)|