The best camera is…..

I always say that the best camera is the one you have with you, and since buying a little Pentax Optio W60 a few weeks ago this has proved to be true. It may not have quite the optics of my Canon SLR or the features and flexibility, but the fact that I can pop it in my pocket and take it with me wherever I go means that I can actually take photos more often.

I’m forever walking across to the beach to check on the wind or surf conditions and I did this on Tuesday evening with the camera in my pocket and as the surf wasn’t great I sat there for a couple of minutes and took some photos. The camera performed perfectly and the results were brilliant considering I was just taking snapshots with a little waterproof compact camera.

I’m also getting used to the fact that the camera doesn’t have a viewfinder just and LCD screen on the back. Having used an SLR for years it was difficult at first to get used to holding the camera away from my face to take photos but it does have its advantages. For a start I don’t have to lie in the floor to take shots from a low angle and if anything this means I tend to experiment with shots from different angles.

All in all, I’m loving the new camera.

Pebble bank

Pebble bank

Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach

Storm Beach

Storm Beach

Ynyslas Beach

Ynyslas Beach

Evening Light

Evening Light

Sunny reflections

Sunny reflections

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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