Canon 550D

I bought a new camera on Tuesday (part bought, part very early Christmas present).  After much umming and erring, I ended up going with the Canon 550D from John Lewis (so I’ve got a good guarantee).  It’s been over 5 years since I last had a camera and that was bought in 2001 (Canon Ixus V).

So yesterday after work I took a few snaps of the kittens 🙂

Cassie about to pounce
Camera Settings: f/5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO-500, focal length 55mm

Blaize

Blaize
Camera Settings: f/4.5, 1/50 sec., ISO-100, focal length 18mm

Blaize and Cassie in stand-off

Cassie and Blaize in a stand-off before a fight.
Camera Settings: f/5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO-500, focal length 55mm

Despite the fact that the camera settings are on the image, I must admit that I had it on full auto.  It’ll take a few years to get used to the camera and read + learn all the settings.

One thing I found though was that in the days worth of photos and 6 videos, I used 2.8 GB of the memory card!  After doing so, I’ve turned off the raw + jpeg mode and only set the camera to save jpeg images for the time being.  I simply do not have enough storage in the house to continue at that rate…  As it is, by Christmas I’ll need to purchase a few hard drives for storage.  One of the videos is only 35 seconds, but 202 MB in size! (or on my broadband connection – over one hour to upload to youtube)

Very pleased with it though 🙂  and glad to have a camera again.