Thursday, March 06, 2008


I feel like Moses and the Hebrews after 40 years wandering in the desert.

I got a replacement camera today. And I could wet my pants about it.

What I have:
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H9

It takes movies with sound.

It have super duper image stabilization.

It has a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens.

It has a huge display.

It has 8.1 megapixels.

It has all the usual fun modes to play with.

It has a remote (to take pictures from a tripod...presumably for you to hide in the bushes and take pictures without anyone seeing you? That could be fun.)

It has a lithium-ion battery (no more going through batteries like potato chips).

It has an ISO that can go up to 3200.

It has a strong flash....


I took this in the dark...the battery takes a long time to initially charge so I missed out on the daylight today...that, and I had to cook dinner for the rug rats.

Macro sunflower nest box

Macro works.

It came with a "flower hood"...what is that exactly?
It has Face Detection.
I could go on and on.... But the thing that made me really do the happy dance:

It has infrared Night Vision:

night vision

(This was taken in the living room with no lights on and no flash.)
Can we say OWLS ? ? ? ?

You can probably guess what I am planning on doing tomorrow. There is a huge snow storm coming, but it is supposed to hit later in the day, so I can go get pictures of things that are far away! Oh, did I mention that it has 15X optical zoom and 2X digital zoom? I will be able to look up birds' nostrils.

Come on, y'all. Give us a shout!


Anonymous said...

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!

Mary said...

WAAAAAHOOOOOOOO! Have fun! Can't wait to see bird nostrils!

crazyforcinema said...

Congratulations on the new arrival! I'm looking forward to the OWLS!

Beth in NYC

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Native,
We forgot to mention that while this particular model has face detection, it is unable to focus on feathers. We hope that is not a problem.

Bertha in Customer Service

Owlman said...

No feather detection hey?

NatureWoman said...

Ohhh, how AWESOME Susan!!! Yay for you!!! And for us to see your wonderful photos again!

Mel said...

Great pictures to come! Enjoy your new toy ;)

RuthieJ said...

New Camera (finally) = Happy Susan!
Can't wait to see those nighttime owl photos!

Dave said...

Great choice Susan, That's the same camera I use. I also have the tele-converter and wide angle converter lens. You will enjoy this camera for sure. I have had mine about 10 months now with no issues. Stop reading this and go take some more pix's!!!!

dguzman said...


You are my hero, man. AMAZING!