Adventures & experiences in contemporary technology
Because my digital SLR has needed to be sent away for cleaning for a while now (in the meantime I have got good at using Photoshop Elements to clean up up pictures…), I have been on the lookout for a backup camera so that I can add photos to any trip reports on my hillwalking blog without having to wait for film to be processed. Previously, my eye was on Ricoh’s GR Digital but they have now introduced the award-winning Caplio GX100. The zoom range is a very useful 24-72 mm in 35 mm film terms and that removable electronic viewfinder looks very neat. Having a 10 megapixel sensor adds to the appeal and advanced exposure modes like manual and aperture priority. The feature list has almost ensured its ousting of the GR Digital from any wish list that I might have; the only thing outstanding is seeing how it performs in a photography magazine’s full test review. A thumbs up from there might even get me onto the acquisition trail…
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