Canon SX50 HS Review


While I never claim to be a photographer I am always looking for something to make my life easier.  Cheryl bought me this camera for Christmas 2012 and I have to say so far so good for a “Superzoom”.  Read an experts view because that I am not. 😉  If you look at my most recent post from January 15, 2012 you will see some of the pics this can take.  The zoom is amazing to be honest and any wild life you see I take means the bird etc are usually FAR FAR away.

Oh No, Not Another Superzoom!

OK, I admit it. I have a soft spot for so-called Superzoom cameras and have reviewed quite a few of them on these pages over the years. I have looked at even more than I have reviewed, and found most (read – all) wanting, usually in the area of image quality.

The new Canon SX50 HS was announced at Photokina in September, 2012, started shipping in October at a SMLP of $480, and by early November had dropped to $369 at some US  retailers. This means a drop of at least -20% during its first month on sale. Who knows how many of these ended up as stocking-stuffers by Christmas. Continue reading “Canon SX50 HS Review”

The Mountain, The Aurora & The Arctic Light


Time-lapse videos are becoming my favorite types of videos these days and this is just STUNNING, STUNNING, STUNNING…can’t think of any other words for what you are about to see.

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TOUGH & RUGGED & WATERPROOF POINT & SHOOT CAMERA COMPARISON


Tough and Rugged Point-and-Shoot Cameras

By Allan Weitz

Published Wed, 2011-11-09 16:40

We recently bought a Panasonic Ts3 camera after learning on our summer 2011 Adventure that sometime regular cameras might not be durable enough for on the fly one handed shots.  I eventually started to take pictures while riding and really proved to be beneficial because Cheryl hates stopping. There was so much scenery that I had to get as  many pics I could without pissing off Cheryl…I mean that in a loving way.

Anyway, my Panasonic TH25 died on route, got a new replacement from London Drugs when I got home….warranty thing even though I came clean as to what I put the camera through.  I will be selling that one and recently been able to try the Panasonic TS3 in the rain on a trip to Washington State.  See Gerbing’s Trip Nov. 2011   & Practice TS3 Pics  for sample pics from the new camera. 

I am very pleased with the quality of pictures and hope over the year this will survive whatever climate we ride in.  I hope this review of all the cameras out there that I consider to be motorcycle friendly helps anyone who might be in the market for a waterproof point & shoot! Continue reading “TOUGH & RUGGED & WATERPROOF POINT & SHOOT CAMERA COMPARISON”

BRIDGE CAMERA LINE UP–Reasonably Priced Big Zoom Cameras


Bridge Camera Roundup

By Allan Weitz

Published Fri, 2011-11-18 12:35

B&H Photo, where this info was obtained – click here!  Great website

Despite the growing availability of some impressively small mirrorless digital-camera systems, the market for bridge-style cameras continues to hold its own. If you think about it, it’s kind of cool to know you can purchase a technology-packed digital camera that can capture up to 10 frames per second, HD video with Dolby sound, and sports  a fixed 36x optical zoom lens no less for a few hundred dollars. I take that back. It’s very cool.

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