This is an awesome little camera. Sometimes it makes me crazy when I’m tweaking settings to get things just so and M walks up, “Oh, look at that”, >SNAP<, and her photo is waaay better than mine. Granted, she has a great eye for composition... All are at the lens' widest, 5.8mm (35mm equivalent field of view). Reduced to 30% for upload. Not bad low-light performance. I applied a little noise reduction but no more than I would have for a good film camera loaded with 800 film in these conditions. [caption id="attachment_2051" align="alignnone" width="922"] M at dinner. f/2.8, 1/8 sec., ISO 800.[/caption]
I went a little overboard with the flower shots but the macro mode is great and the flowers in the yard are going wild.
You can see the effect of having an ND filter instead of a variable aperture. Macro has a thin depth of field any way but at f/8 I’d expect a little more. The bokeh on the dirt is nice — little blurry circles.
The luminous quality of the sun reflecting back through the petals is just amazing.
M’s two-year-old niece loves cameras.