On my recent Chobe adventure I was given this to try out...
The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS...with Wi-Fi.
AND I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED!
I started using it as soon as I got into the shuttle taking us to the airport.
I was amazed that I could get away with ambient light instead of using the flash.
Like a supermarket at month end...
Passport control at O.R.T only had 3 people on duty.
Luckily there was not a queue of passengers waiting to board.
Trying out the "fish-eye" function...
Just one of many that the camera offers.
As I only received the camera a day before I left,
I used the "AUTO" setting a lot.
Great for sneaking shots when cameras are not allowed.
The silver case in the hold is mine!
At least I knew that my luggage was on board.
The salt pans from 30000ft!
I did struggle to try and focus on such a vast stretch of white,
but I was able to get a couple of usable shots.
For a "pocket camera" it is packed full of features.
I was even able to freeze the propeller blades on our aircraft!
And the GPS function raises the bar from the usual day/date/year feature.
The quality of the lens did impress me.
It does have a 20x optical zoom,
In many of this type of camera,
the image quality deteriorates in direct proportion to zoom length.
However, if held steady(or on a tripod) that is not an issue with the SX280HS
The interior decor of our transport from the airport to Kasane immigration.
The camera slips easily into a pocket or hand bag.
The rounded corners make it easy to hold.
I would have liked to see a camera bag supplied in the box.
I am almost ready to swop my DSLR kit for one of these...
The ease of use and quality of image, even when using the zoom,
is impressive for a compact camera.
My wife has always wanted to hug a Baobab...
FINALLY she got her wish,
and I was able to capture the image without having to unpack my entire DSLR kit.
Makoros waiting for owners?
Once again a clean image from a camera that "fights-above-its-weight"
Although I only used a limited number of the features on the SX280,
I was impressed with the quality and ease of use that it offered.
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