New Camera: FujiFilm FinePix J38
This is my second FujiFilm point-and-shoot. I wish I could afford a Nikon D70 right now, but that's just not in the budget. Since I had to make do, I went with this FinePix J38 I got for Christmas (recent college grads can't be choosers). Once again, I am well satisfied. For what you get, FinePix are an excellent deal for the price. 12.2 megapixels, compact design, and all the versatility with different lighting situations that has come to be expected from FujiFilm. I feel like this brand gets overlooked since they don't produce a lot of professional-grade DSLRs. For real people who need to take outdoor vacation photos, to indoor pet photos, to nighttime party photos, this camera is great. So far there are only two cons. First, it only has 3x optical zoom. Second, with the fancier lighting settings there is a significant delay between taking the photo and previewing it. However, at the price point of $100, these sort of issues are only to be expected. Here are some photos I took of my friend's band, American Buffalo, on the first night out with it.