A Good-looking Camera

I have decided I need a new camera. My old Fuji seems to have died after number of years of excellent service. It was ‘only’ 8megapixels, but I got loads of really good shots with it. I am most  likely camping/beaching with my friends this summer, so I’ll need one by then.

I know there’s a camera on my mobile phone¹, but a dedicated camera will be better than a mobile phone². So, I am on the lookout.

But after a couple of hours looking a review pages of just 3 cameras I am tearing my hair out trying to make sense of the technical specifications and everyone’s conflicting opinions of image quality and so on . So I think in the end my choice will come down to which is the best looking camera.

Kodak m200

¹ My old-old Nokia N73 still works, and I have taken some brilliant shots with that. I could use it without a SIM I guess.

² Cameras are designed to be held while photos are taken, phones are designed to look sleek, which can be a problem.


My New Mobile

Got my new mobile phone this week – a Nokia 6700. This replaces the N73 that I’ve had for 3 years or so. I feel slightly bad about getting a new phone when there is nothing wrong with the old one. It’s only 3 months since I bought a new battery for the N73.

The 6700 is very nice, though. It is surprisingly heavy for its size, which I put down to the stainless steel casing. It is very slim and fits into the hand nicely. To preserve the shiny brushed steel finish, I’m carrying it around in a drawstring bag i got with my MP3 player.

I’m not sure I like the camera much, to be honest. It’s a 5 megapixel job, but I’m sure the 3.2Mp camera on my N73 made better shots, possibly because it had a Carl Zeiss lens. Or maybe I just haven’t got the hang of it yet.

I love the phone, though.