My new digital camera finally came last night. Can you believe this is my first? I’ve resisted buying one all this time because I like film. (Plus I’ve been able to borrow cameras from the Products department whenever I’ve wanted.)
I tried the Olympus C3030 last year and fell in love with the quality of its optics and comfortable form factor – it’s just like a small SLR. Olympus has updated the camera this year to the C3040, and when I saw it at DBuys for under $600 I just couldn’t resist.
So far, I’m still impressed. It’s a very nice camera. Easy to use and it takes terrific pictures. It’s not as small as the Canon Powershot S300 I originally wanted, but it’s much more flexible and the size and form factor are really better for photography anyway.
The following pictures were shot as uncompressed 1024×768 TIFs (to see how well the camera could do at its best quality – I’d usually shoot in HQ mode, 2048×1536 JPEGS). I compressed the originals into 80% quality JPEGs but if you don’t mind a 3.8 MB download you can download the original TIFFs.
Now who wouldn’t want to buy this house?