My next entirely irresponsible purchase

Hobbies, Photography 4 Comments

Turns out camera phones still suck (suck suck suck), and my awesome camera (DSLR, Nikon D70s) is still big enough that I just don’t carry it around me. Thus I need a small camera that I actually stash in my purse thing and have with me for those random moments I want to take photos of random crap I see in the real world.

Nikon (I am genetically-inclined to Nikon products, don’t bother trying to argue this with me) recently produced the Coolpix S50 which is totally badass. While it’s tempting to pretend I’ll get a Leica D-LUX 3, I just don’t have the intestinal fortitude to drop that much on a camera. So, instead, I’m going to get an S50 and be alternately verklempt that it has more megapixels than my D70s and doesn’t support RAW format. I’m sure I’ll survive.

Nikon S50

Update: apparently the D-LUX3 isn’t $5k (I was thinking of the M8).

4 Responses to “My next entirely irresponsible purchase”

  1. Gen Kanai Says:
    April 28th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Deb- the hot camera in Tokyo recently is the Ricoh GX100. You should check that one out before you go for the Nikon. The Ricoh has RAW (among a lot of other goodies.)

  2. Gen Kanai Says:
    April 28th, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Deb- the hot camera in Tokyo recently is the Ricoh GX100. You should check that one out before you go for the Nikon. The Ricoh has RAW (among a lot of other goodies.)

  3. dria Says:
    April 29th, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Gen: Oh interesting…I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks!

  4. dria Says:
    April 29th, 2007 at 11:57 am

    Gen: Oh interesting…I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks!

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