Posted: 2011-03-30 14:22:00
I have recently bought Nikon D7000, which is much smaller than my long-running Fujifilm Fine Pix S3 Pro - unless I attach the huge and heavy battery pack to the Nikon. I have stayed away from compact digital cameras for two main reasons:
- picture quality (rather poor)
- shutter delay
Large camera tends to attract much more interest from local population, which often invites to be photographed. Small cameras do not have the same pull effect.
However, as I also like to do a lot of hiking and walking when exploring new places, I have grown rather tired of lugging very heavy photographic equipment. I remember times when I was crazy enough to drag a couple of lenses and a tripod! No more!
I have not tested my new Nikon D7000, and my imminent trip to Ghana will be a good opportunity to have a go at what it is like. The new feature of the new camera is its battery. A Nikon unique unit, rather than the popular, readily available AA type, which comes handy when I go to a remote place and might face a shortage of power sockets for a longer period of time. Now, as the Nikon D7000 should take pictures in low light conditions, I ditched the tripod (I had done that before with Fujifilm, compromising on quality slightly when shooting at ISO 1800) - it has a good ISO range (regular to 6400, expandable to 24800) with decent noise reduction function.
I have been dreaming of a nice, compact camera with flawless optics, excellent zoom, massive internal memory, huge number of megapixels and no shutter delay. But I think we still need to wait for this one.
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