I had written a previous post on treating myself to a new camera and I had a couple of readers emailing me asking how the camera worked out. I decided to put together a little review for those of you interested in the camera. For those of you who missed it, I bought a Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. It is a hybrid of a point-and-shoot and an SLR.
First, I have to clarify that I am not a photographer (clearly) and I have basically minimal knowledge about cameras and photography except for my own life experience while shooting projects, progress shots, kids and family events. I have been using the camera for about two weeks are here are my thoughts:
Test#1- Taking a picture in my tiny bathroom. This bathroom is really hard to photograph. It is small and there are no windows. It isn't my favorite but we gave it a little face lift with some chocolate brown Benjamin Moore paint and I figured I'd give the new camera a try. Here is a picture taken while I was standing in the bathtub. I do wish the lens was a little wider and I could get more of the room in but this is much better than other cameras I have had in the past.
Test #2- The next test would be how well the camera functioned in low-light. To give the camera the ultimate test, I took a photo in the same dark brown bathroom. There are no windows in this bathroom so I shut the lights off and closed the door. I shot this picture below in the dark! Pretty impressive!
And the last test was to take some outdoor shots. This is a picture that was taken at my dad's birthday party which we had on a boat off of the shore of Freeport, Long Island. I happen to think that my daughter and hunky husband always look good but the colors in this photo are a testament to the great quality of the camera. Check out the water and the greenery in the background. In the end, I would definitely recommend this camera and am thrilled with how well it performs especially for the price!