My old Canon Powershot S110 was a great little camera, with a 10X zoom, good for when I did not want to carry my big Nikon and separate zoom lens. But the battery mechanism was wearing out, so that it kept indicating low battery and I couldn't get the rechargable AA batteries to hold a charge.
It was time to replace it, hopefully with something with the same capabilities but even smaller. We are going on a cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean and Italy in the fall and I don't want to take my big heavy camera.
This is what I bought.
It's a bigger camera in a smaller body, a Canon SX700 HS with a 30X zoom.
I ordered it from Amazon, using my Amazon credit card points to apply $120 toward the price. It arrived a few days ago and I have been playing with it as I have time.
My first photo, using the zoom while sitting in my recliner, of a bouquet of flowers across the room.
A clematis climbing up over a trellis.
A Western Swallowtail on a butterfly bush, zoomed and then cropped.
Same with the bumble bee.
Zoomed in on very tall sunflowers in my garden.
There are some interesting features, some of which I haven't figured out yet. But this feature creates multiple photos of one image, with various effects.
The camera decides which effects to use, and I don't know if they can be set manually or not. I'll have to go online for more information But I do like some of the results.
I'll have to go somewhere and see how it handles landscapes and sky shots. So far I'm satisfied.
Oh, and we just picked up the new printer/copier/scanner/fax too. Our old Epson multifunction machine slowly lost it's functions so it went to the electronic recycler today.
Tom has been very busy upstairs setting it up, while I have parked myself in my recliner with my camera cards and laptop to ride out the heat of the day.
Tom just brought the packing materials downstairs and declares that it is working. I'll have to check that out next.
Have new toys is fun.