It's still just a point-and-shoot variety, but this one has a 30X optical zoom, 'cause, you know, sometimes a guy just has to zoom in on something 30 times. :)
For a few years now I've used a simple pocket camera that has served me admirably:
To photograph cars at a car show or similar it's been great, and I'll still use it some, but recently I've wanted a photo of something that was just a bit out of range and I was dead in the water with this one.
I learned long ago that anything with much more than an on/off button is too complex for me. Consumer Reports and lots of user reviews said this one was easy peasy. Sold! And so far the camera has been. It's setting it up to connect (via Wifi) with my computer, iPad, iPhone, etc that has been a pain.
The instructions just assume everyone starts out with at least an Associates Degree in Computer Technology. They really shouldn't let a techie write the how-to instructions for a consumer electronic device....they can't think simple enough. I finally had to call in my in-house IT guru (K) and she set me up. Sort of.
Take a picture...press x button...wait for it...it connects to my computer...do this...do that...drag it here...on and on. Finally, about 8 steps later I was able to produce a picture I could share on my blog. Jeez, this is gonna take all day to download all my car pics.
*OMG, what have I done? Can I take it back? Where's the box?*
But then, on my iMac, I did something (unknown) and suddenly a pop-up asked, "Do you want to download your pictures directly to iPhoto?"
ABSO-FRICKIN'-LUTELY I DO! (Apple to the rescue! :)
Bada Bing....now it works like a champ. God does indeed look after idiots, drunks, and now the tech challenged, too. :)
Have a great weekend everyone. Stay warm.