A couple of weeks ago I bought a new . I had been wanting a new digital for a while and I wanted to get an SLR. I missed my previous SLR which I havent used since the big move to ‘digital’.

Then I saw a review of a new type of camera – a ‘bridge’ – a kind of hybrid SLR and compact. And so far, I love it.

Hopefully I’ll get some nice shots to post soon.

Here’s the feature set for those interested:

  • Exmor™ CMOS sensor boosts sensitivity while suppressing image noise for superb low-light pictures
  • 9.1 effective megapixels resolution for very high quality imaging and detail-packed enlargements
  • Premium G Lens by Sony with high-power 20x optical zoom range and 28mm wide angle
  • Sweep Panorama mode automatically stiches together high-speed burst of images to capture extra-wide landscapes
  • Two shooting modes dramatically reduce image noise even in low light, superimposing 6 separate images to create one beautiful shot
  • 1080p HD movie recording captures crisp, detail-packed HD video clips plus stereo sound at 30 frames per second
  • Exmor™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ processor powers high-speed, full resolution continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second
  • 3.0-inch tilt-angle Clear Photo LCD Plus screen for comfortable framing in any shooting position
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for reduced camera shake with handheld shooting, especially in low light or at high zoom settings
  • Enhanced Smile Shutter automatically fires shutter when subject smiles: now easier to use with adjustable smile threshold