Yup, I did it again. Seems like every year or so I get the itch. This one is, of course, another Canon - a SX1is. It does a lot of things that my Nikon D70 does, but doesn't weigh 17 tons.
I was impressed with the 10X optical zoom on my last new camera, but this one has a 20X optical zoom! Here's the wide angle view. (28mm in 35mm equivalent)
And here's the zoomed picture from the same spot. (560mm in 35mm equivalent)
It has a fast continuous shutter speed: 3.8 shots per second! I was able to capture the cannonball contest in the WIN Olympics - Nancy is shown here because she was the most graceful.
The lens focuses as close as 0.0 inches in the macro mode.
And one of the main reasons I picked this camera is that it can shoot in RAW format. I haven't experimented with it yet, but this RAW photo was taken at Rainbow Bridge with the Nikon D70. Notice how much more detail you get in the highlights and the shadows
Compared to the regular JPEG.
Here's the RAW one zoomed in.
Versus the regular JPEG.
It also takes movies, including HD ones, but I haven't explored that yet either.