I have been flying with my video camera for several years now, and whilst I have lots of nice footage, I don`t have many high quality stills.
All the decent photographs on my site have been shot by other people or have been shot by me with their cameras. I have been `making do` with the ability to capture from film. The results are somewhat low quality and often a little dissappointing.
My most recent camcorder has the ability to take digital stills on a separate memory card, but again this is still not a high enough quality to produce really clear shots. At only 1.3 Mega Pixels the images don`t survive close scrutiny.
|I decided it was time I stopped trying to compromise and finally splashed out on a new digital camera.
I knew what I wanted. If I am to be able to submit images to magazines or create posters, it has to be high resolution, but many cameras that fit this description are big and bulky. I wanted something that was truly `pocket sized`, easy to use in flight with the ability to hold hundreds of top quality photos.
Well I believe I have found it, and I will be testing it out tomorrow when I go flying. You`ll be able to make your own decision about how good the results are.
Oh yeah, it takes video clips too. With my 1 GB card I`ll be able to get an hour of web video if I want. (Powered Paragliding in Ellicottville - video)