New camera

After 3 years of great service, I’m semi-retiring my Canon Ixy (2.1 Megapixel) in favour of my new Canon Ixy 500 (5 Megapixel). I can’t go into all the details here, but needless to say, this thing has a whole raft of new features, and the picture quality really is amazing, as I think you can see in the Niseko gallery. I’m really loving how many more pictures I can attempt now, and see if I can do some more justice to the things I see around me.

All I have to do now is figure out how to take decently framed shots of interesting stuff. I think I should head over to for some inspiration. His stuff is amazing (and I thought that even before he left some comments on this blog !) I just wish I could find the shot of the monk looking at the girl on the train again – curse my failing memory!

On the subject of cameras, the best reviews seem to be on DPReview, and Steve’s Digicams.

If you’re a Mac owner and have .Mac, they also have some good tutorials as part of the iPhoto information.