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It has a Gourmet setting!

Ooh! My new camera just arrived! And OMG it has a special setting just for taking pictures of food! There's a little fork-and-knife icon, and the manual says, "Gourmet: Shoots food arrangements in delicious color."

My last camera was stolen in June and I've been saving up to replace it. After absolutely no research, I bought the same camera my sister got recently, the Sony Cybershot DSC-H20/B. I thought about a DSLR but came to the realistic conclusion that I'm never going to be that much of a photographer. I just want to illustrate my blog and stuff.

Besides, it's fucking AMAZING what a point-and-shoot will do these days. Like take special pictures of food. And David Pogue really liked this particular camera for its large light-sensor (which apparently improves the quality of images in ways that more megapixels can't do).

The battery is on the charger, so be warned: more picture posts are in my very near future.

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starfishchick
Nov. 15th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
A special setting for food? AWESOME!!!
emeraldsedai
Nov. 15th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
IKR?? I need to bake some more cookies. You know, just to photograph them.
lamentables
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
*anticipates*

Mr L and I are boggling over the randomness of a special food setting...
emeraldsedai
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:36 am (UTC)
I'm wondering if it will magically make the casserole-like substance I just had for dinner look like food. I didn't think to take a picture before I ate it.
lamentables
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
*g*

I think a series of controlled experiments is in order - tasting the food before and after photographing it
emeraldsedai
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
Hee! That would be a magical camera.
lyrstzha
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
A special setting for taking pictures of food! I had no idea such a thing existed, but I am cheered that it does so in the same universe as I do. Awesome!
emeraldsedai
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)
The pressure to find or even prepare some food worthy of that setting is already starting to make me twitch.
vampirefan
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:36 am (UTC)
awesome! i thought the pictures your sister took with hers were amazing so we're gonna be seeing some fantastic pictures from you!
emeraldsedai
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
I expect I'll carry it around with me on Clyde. So expect bridges, river, other cyclists, and rain.

I promise, though: next time I have a gourmet meal in front of me, I'm totally testing out that special setting.
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emeraldsedai
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Simple fact of my existence. Have always loved the little boxes. When they started coming with the whole world inside, my life was complete.
roseambr
Nov. 15th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see the camera so I can decide on one myself! How cool to have a special, simple setting for close up work like food!
emeraldsedai
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, don't misunderstand! There are all sorts of macro settings for close-up work. This setting claims to be able to see food in all its special colors! I mean, specialized much?

Seriously, if I'd known this camera had that setting, I'd have bought it--well, I did buy it, but the setting came as a surprise.
ext_167229
Nov. 21st, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
New cameras are so much fun. Wish mine had a gourmet food mode.
emeraldsedai
Nov. 21st, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
Hey, nice of you to stop by! I'm very flattered.

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