Learning to travel light…

Well now that I am flying I am trying to combat all the reasons I hate to fly. Last time my “carry-on” wouldn’t fit in the bin so I bought a new smaller bag and will carry less. So when you see me in New York and I have the same clothes on more than once- it’s all I am bringing. My new bag is from Target and should work well. Next issue for me is the camera. My bag is as big as a carry-on so I down sized there as well.

I bought a small camera. This baby delivers big bang for the buck.

With twice the sensitivity of conventional sensors, the camera assures beautifully detailed, low-noise images, even when you’re shooting in low light. It has a powerful 10x optical zoom. Covering a generous 25-250mm range (35mm equivalent) within a compact body, the high-zoom lens is ideal for any shooting situation from wide-angle landscapes and group shots to dramatic close-ups.

Left your camcorder behind? No problem: as well as brilliant 10.1 megapixel stills, the HX5 captures smooth, brilliantly detailed Full HD video clips for easy sharing. Just touch a button and start recording crisp 1920 x 1080i video footage using the highly efficient AVCHD format.

Making its Cyber-shot debut, HDR (High Dynamic Range) Back-light Correction produces natural, balanced results with high contrast and strongly back lit scenes. The HX5 automatically shoots two frames of the same scene in quick succession, with exposure values optimized for highlights and low-lights respectively. Powerful algorithms then combine the two frames, producing a single, detail-packed HDR image with bright, evenly-exposed highlights and deep shadow detail.

A brand new Portrait shooting mode takes the guesswork out of grabbing beautifully-framed self portraits when you can’t see the LCD screen. Just hold the camera at arm’s length and press the shutter button. Using Face Detection, Cyber-shot detects when you’re framed correctly and fires the shutter automatically. There’s also a 2-person setting that ensures you and a friend are both in shot before firing the shutter.

Another interesting feature- it takes 10 stills in 1 second. Now I can take good photos and not carry the kitchen sink on a plane. This camera will fit in my carry on.

I am now ready to travel! If  I could just find a solution for the cramped seats, late arrivals, over priced tickets and having to undress and being felt up for security reasons- it might almost be perfect.


  1. klds said:

    The picture of the rose above is from the new camera- so far, I like it. Easy to use, shots seem good quality so it will work. Sometimes we have to simplify. That bag will fit more than you think and you only need the pair of shoes you are wearing!

    June 16, 2010
  2. Erin said:

    I don’t know how you are going to fit everything into that bag… you are very brave! I would need two of those just for SHOES!!! Yikes! I also cannot wait to hear on the camera and how you like it. Sounds like this will be a great trip!

    June 16, 2010

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