Sony DSC-WX220 bought for the sum of thirty quid. This little camera will live in my pocket. I bought it to be a crossover between my iPhone and my Olympus Pen. The Olympus is an amazing piece of kit, with incredible imaging, but far too big for daily use. The iPhone has been frustrating me for a while. Although the image quality on the iPhone 6s is decent, the lack of zoom, tiny storage and woeful battery life have just got too painful for me. Too many times I've seen a cool shot that's just been out of reach of the tiny sensor and poor zoom. So many occasions I've not had my DSLR but needed more than the iPhone. I now have a solution and I'm pretty chuffed. .
So far this little Sony is awesome. It's tiny. Bloody tiny. It fits easily in a pocket no problem. The main reason it's great is that it packs a 10x optical zoom. I'll be using this all the time while on the move. The flash is decent, auto focus is fast, 1080 video is smooth and the built in WiFi makes sharing easy. I know compact cameras are dying off thanks to the smartphone, but I'm bucking the trend. I'll continue to use my iPhone for snaps for sure, but I'll be using this camera a hell of a lot too. For £30 I'm proper amazed at this tiny camera - all good. .
Blimey this has turned into a bit of a blog post, besides photography really isn't about the kit. It's the least important aspect. The best camera is one you have with you. . .
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It was a beautiful afternoon. Not a breath of wind. The mist was slowly clearing as the sun broke through. The stillness was breathtaking. Almost as if planet earth was taking a break.
MY SELECTION FOR BEST SHOT 2018
It was difficult to select a best shot. Not because my photography is great, but because I always think I can do better. This shot combines a few things I love. Firstly the subject (my wife) and the dog we have befriended. The location - Fleet Pond Nature Reserve in Hampshire, UK, and finally, the light and stillness. It was shot in the afternoon, but because of the mist could be sunset or sunrise. We had quite a challenging year on personal levels in 2018 and for me this represents a calmness despite this and a look forward to 2019.
Thanks for reading and lovely seeing all these delightful entrants to the competition.
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