We had a day out in York, with cameras. I had a vague attempt at some street photography, but I just don’t have the balls to shove a camera in someone’s face, or stand blatantly shooting people in the street, for the kind of close-in, gritty shots I’ve seen from some good street photographers. I managed to get a few I’m pleased with, though, and the first one of the violin busker is today’s 365 photo.
Feet are now pleasantly aching from walking everywhere we could find.
I posted about the Canon Powershot G5 I’d bought, as a carry-about camera, a while ago. I’ve ended up selling that on, not because I didn’t like it (fantastic camera, great quality, especially given the age, and perfect for anyone who wants SLR-like functionality, in a smaller format), but purely because the size was still a little large to just stick in a pocket daily.
So, after much consideration, lots of referring to review sites, and a lot of umming and ahhing, I decided that I don’t really need a compact with full manual capability. I just need a good quality, slimline compact, capable of outputting images of a size which I’d be able to print up to A4. For under £100. I’ve ended up buying a Nikon Coolpix S3000. It’s tiny, sleek black, has a giant LCD screen, and a few user-adjustable settings (white balance is manually selectable, as well as having various presets, and auto). I could probably have picked it up a little cheaper online, but I got it from Jessops, partially for the ‘want, now’ factor, and partly because they offer an extended warranty which also covers accidental damage. All of which hit under that £100 mark, together. So all I have to do if I have a problem is take it into the nearest Jessops, and it’ll be fixed or replaced. For three years.