If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I got a shiny new toy for my birthday:
It’s a Nikon Coolpix B500. I’m still learning my way around it, but so far I’ve been very pleased. It’s not a DSLR, so there are some limitations as far as zooming and focusing and the manual aspect that higher end cameras offer. That said, I think this is about as close as any point and click camera can get to a DSLR – the zoom is amazing and the images are crisp and clear!
The reason I asked for this camera is because the DSLR we have is wonderful, but also big, expensive, and hard to take on camping, hiking, and vacations. I needed something better than my phone camera but less intense then the Canon Rebel!
The first day I had the camera, we went to a winery and I snapped a few pictures of the grounds. Totally forgot to take any of the actual wine tasting… I guess I’ll have to go back and try again! *grin*
Then, last weekend, we went camping. The spot we had wasn’t super great for pictures – truly lacking in flowers, moss, or any color really. I did manage to get some nice shots of the lake, though, and the wildlife as well!
I hope you will enjoy watching me learn my way around this camera and getting a glimpse into my world as I go. It’s been a lot of fun for me so far!