Tuesday, June 01, 2004


Ah, G3, we hardly knew ye. I sold off the camera today.

It's not that I was unhappy with it - in fact, I still think the G3 is one of the best digital cameras in its performance class and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fully featured digital for less than $500. BUT, as I alluded to below, I've really been holding out for a digital SLR so I finally went all out and bought a Nikon D70. I talk more about my reasons at that site, but what it really came down to was this: the G3 couldn't take pictures fast enough. It would always take a half a second to focus up the shot, by which time, whatever moment I was going for was already gone. I didn't realize how frustrating that would be but especially because I like taking shots on the spur-of-the-moment, I needed something that could nail the shot right as it was happening rather than a split second after. A digital SLR felt like the only option that could deliver that performance so I sold off the G3 to raise part of the money I needed for the D70.

The irony is that I've barely been able to get any image albums up from my six months of G3 use. The biggest project I've been able to organize has been my 2004 Shanghai travelogue, with all photos shot exclusively on the G3.

In the next few weeks, I'll try to put up a few more albums shot on the G3 (hopefully before this D70 takes over my life).


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