Some of you noticed that my blog was at least the last few blog posts focused on photography as my mother took some pretty awesome flower photos with a low-priced camera but the results were pretty awesome under the mentioned conditions in my opinion:
That really floored me and I really can get pretty much excited about creative hobbies. I play guitar, I love to mess around with graphics software and so on.
It was somewhat clear that I couldn´t resist to buy a camera today when I noticed that a shop I visited had the same low-priced digital camera like my mother was using. I did grab the camera and paid. As I said it´s the same camera but slightly updated so that you could call it a newer model. One year newer with slightly modification like a 5x Zoom instead of a 3x Zoom and so on. But I´ll tell you more about the camera specifications at the end of the article.
Once bought, I did setup the camera and went out to take some test photos. I wanted to take pictures of flowers like my mother did. I found some great looking flowers outside and took the first photos. I found a flower and sadly I can´t tell you the name. But this one is a very beautiful flower:
You can clearly notice some bugs on the flower which is impressive for the cheap camera.
It was pretty windy and I had to wait until the wind took a break. It took me a lot of tries as I am still beginner in photography but arrived at home, I was happy that I found some beautiful photos to share with you. If you are patient, then you can definitely get some great photos out of a 50 Euro (60 USD) digital camera. The camera is a “Medion Life P43040” and just cheap hardware but can still impress me as a beginner. Some of you suggested me a Lumix LX5 and this is a camera I definitely want to own in the future but at the moment I just needed a “good” and very low-priced camera until I saved enough money for a Lumix. I am pretty much interested in macro photography so that I definitely will save money for a higher priced camera soon. But let´s go back to the low price camera I got today and let´s see some more photos I took on the quick when I was outside:
Above you can see a Daisy (Bellis perennis) I found in a grass field near my home. You can see them everywhere here. I think the focus makes still a great job for a so low-priced camera. What would you photography experts think about the results?
Then I found this flower wich could be a Dandelion Plant (Taraxacum officinale) here:
A quick shot and maybe not the best photo but still better than my mobile phone camera could do it.
I now visited my mom and we went to her balcony. I noticed a plant there with hair on it.. I thought this would be again a good scene to test the focus of the Medion Camera and above you can see the result. If you take photos of plants at close range, then you can notice even more how beautiful our nature is.
It was fun to notice a spider on the entrance of my apartment, when I arrived at home. I am not sure but seems to be a Cross Spider which you can find often here in Germany. I had to test the camera again:
I know a lot of people dislike Spider´s but it was a good scene to test the camera as a Spider is pretty small and detailed.
But let me talk about my digital camera specifications now:
I bought the Medion Life P43040 (MD 86830) 14.0 MP Digital Camera.
- Aperture: F2-F6 0.8, 5
- Focal Length: f = 4.7 to 23.5 mm (small picture format: 26-130 mm)
- 32 scene modes
- Compatible with PictBridge
- 64 MB internal memory (can vary the usable memory)
- Shutter speed: 1/200-15 sec
- Macro function
- Built-in speaker
- Built-in microphone
- Video recording function
- Video output: PAL / NTSC
- Integrated flash with red-eye reduction
- Automatic and manual exposure
- Automatic and manual white balance
- USB 2.0 port
- Card slot for SD and SDHC memory cards
- Camera mode: 4320 × 3240 pixels
- Video Mode: 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9)
- Delivery includes: AV cable, USB power adapter, USB cable, pouch, wrist strap, software CD
The Medion Life P43040 Digital Camera is boxed with a 4gb SD Card and that is pretty great. The cam has a 14-megapixel Sensor equipped (CCD) and provides a 5-fold magnification of Optical Zoom and a wide-angle lens with 26mm focal length. HD Video recording in the 720p HD format (1280 x 720 pixels) is possible as well.
So this camera should do a great job as long as I didn´t saved enough money for a Lumix LX5. I think I am pretty happy now that I can enhance the blog with photos now. Also I can try out the hobby of photography now with a camera I would call “Cheap camera for starter´s”. 🙂