Tuesday, 21 June 2011

New Camera

As some will know I buggered up my trusty Sony Cybershot by leaving it underneath soaking wet waterproofs and nets in the car a few weeks ago. I corresponded with out techno guru and photographer extraordinaire aka Jeff but decided against his advice -will it come back and bite me in the bum later?- and opted for one of the new(ish) Fuji XP 20s.

Not in a one of their blingy colours but "sensible" black. Waterproof to 5m (essential for me!) although if I dropped it into that depth I'd never find it, Shockproof up to 1.5m, freezerproof down to -10 and dust and sandproof. So far I've just used it for eBay pics and I'm happy with it. There seems to be lots of improvements over my 4 or 5 year old Sony, only to be expected. A useful feature is that it senses what type of photo you're taking so, for example, if you take a photo at 5 or 6 ft away and then get up close for an arty-type close up, the camera puts itself into macro mode.

The only thing I'm waiting for is a volunteer to go underwater with it to take some pics when I'm landing a big barbel later this week on the Teme. Any offers?


  1. Now all you need is a lanyard to prevent losing it overboard and then always knowing that it's down there in working order waiting for the day when you actually don that rubber gear and get it back!

    Looks a good camera. Believe me, waterproofing takes a weight off an anglers shoulders. Shots in the rain, yep. Covered in slime or mud? just wash it off. Leaving it underneath soaking waterproofs? Why ever not.

  2. I've got my padi open water Dave, so i'm game.

    Good luck on the teme, I renued my bransford ticket this year, so I'm hoping for a few out myself.

  3. Cheers Jeff, maybe a few underwater shots at Anchor Meadows!
    Lee, I'll be fishing the new BAA water at Bransford on Thursday.

  4. I'll have to meet you down there sometime, not fished it much since the 2007 floods.