Cameras in the land of the TimeSink...
Updated March 16, 2004: Last December I ended up with a Casio QV-R40 as a kind of left-handed Christmas present. It was the result of a gift certificate with a limited selection of products; the Casio was the only camera available and Shelley suggested not buying clothes or something sensible... Okay!
The Casio is slightly smaller than the Fujifilm DX-10 shown below and has replaced it for macro shots (the Fuji has moved on to my oldest as a 'learning' camera). The Casio is a four megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom. ...and while I wouldn't have picked it out of a lineup, I've grown to like it. It takes the front line day to day duties, and the Minolta Dimage X (also shown below) now handles the 'spycam' side of the show (there's just no beating that one for unobtrusiveness).
From time to time someone asks what cameras I use to get the pics you see on the blog and elsewhere on the domains. Okay...
This is a small form factor, two megapixel camera that comes in handy for the type of "off the cuff" photography I do much of the time. There's a nice overview of the camera here
. The prime advantage for me is its small size and "instant on". All of the pictures in Desktops
were taken with this camera (as of September, 2003).
Until I received the Minolta for my birthday in 2002, this sub-megapixel Fujifilm DX-10 was my day to day camera. While the Minolta has zoom and double the resoluton, the DX-10 still travels with me for the sheer clarity of the shots it can turn out in macro mode. A review from Imaging Resource is available here
. A great many of the closeups you see on the blog are shot with this camera.