Monday, July 18, 2005

My A510

[Pic Courtesy Canon]

I got my new A510 last week and finally managed to take it out for a test run over the weekend. After 3 weeks, it felt real nice holding a camera in my hand and knowing that anything eyecatching I saw could instantly be recorded for posterity!

The A510 is noticeably smaller than my earlier A70 and the 2 batteries(against the A70's 4) make it noticeably lighter too. Though the overall look is the same, there are a few subtle changes in the features, placement of buttons, etc. Its truly amazing how the manufacturers manage to move things around to cram even more features into lesser amount of space.

The A510's click when taking a picture seems more pronounced and its dial, which allows me to switch among the different modes, seems more solid. Though the increase in magnification is just 1X, the 4X optical zoom makes quite a bit of a difference compared to the A70's 3X. And playing around with the menus showed up many new features(like the ability to set the time for the self-timer, more modes like foliage, fireworks, etc.). The camera also has direct printing though that's probably the 1 feature that I will never use.

Canon's already-impressive ZoomBrowser software has also gone through a major upgrade. It even looks different and has quite a few new features including automatic download of photos and recognition(and autorotation) of vertical shots. Real cool!

Here are three shots from the test drive [Click on pics for enlarged versions]...

The yellow rose finally bloomed and joined the others

From the neighbor's yard...

From another neighbor's yard...

10 Comments:

At 9:40 PM, Anonymous ram said...

poo poothathu
thottam nee poattadhu!!

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

Very nice!

Enjoy your camera!

CANON IS THE BEST>> WOOOHOOO!!!

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger Deepika said...

balaji,de 3rd one is excellent.and how about de roses in ur yard?

 
At 2:01 AM, Anonymous F e r r a r i said...

Maatran thoattathu rosapoo malarndhu vittadhaa?

Malli illaya? ;-)

So we can expect more and more pics eh? Good good :-)

 
At 2:26 AM, Blogger Suresh Kumar said...

Off-Topic

Balaji, i read about Flash Fiction and Ammani's blog first from your site. I was really impressed by this idea of flash fiction and also just know penned by first one and you can find the same from here

http://ursmusically.blogspot.com/2005/07/flash-fiction-1.html

Do leave ur valuable comments and suggestions on it

Smile
Sureshkumar

 
At 4:45 AM, Blogger kaleidoscope said...

Beautifull pix. Enjoy UR camera. Post more pix in the future.

 
At 7:23 AM, Anonymous GP said...

Is your 'another neighbour' a Dutch? Oh man, that was a lovely sight..

Coincidentally, I have a post on flowers.. check it out..

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger bhuvan said...

What's with the obsession with flowers on these blog-sites, especially those by Indians?!? Can't you photograph something more interesting? Like a dead bird? Ah, I'm just kidding...

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger IBH said...

nice pictures! as Kals said post more!

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger Ram.C said...

beautiful pictures, BB

 

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