So after researching and reading and agonizing over which little point&shoot camera I wanted to pick up, I finally settled on the new Nikon P5000.
Major feature rundown:
- Weighs around 280g with battery and memory card. Super light.
- It’s 3.9 x 2.5 x 1.6 in. Tiny, but not so tiny that it’s awkward to hold/use.
- Excellent ergonomics/design. Controls are intuitively laid out, easy to access and use, and the menu system is very nice.
- 10 megapixel.
- Kick ass macro mode.
- Automatic, semi-automatic (Shutter priority and Aperture priority), and full manual mode. I used full manual mode for all the pictures I took this morning, and it’s dead simple to use.
- Drawback: no RAW support. This is a bit of a drag, but is the only drawback I’ve found so far.
All that aside, here are the shots I took while walking home from my doctor’s appointment this morning: May 11 walk.
Random note: turns out using the “Rotate picture” feature on Flickr completely hoses the EXIF data for those images. I’ll have to re-upload the ones that need to be rotated.