New Camera! Luv it!

My friend Kathy in Missouri posted a video of her emu babies. Michael and I were so jealous of the video quality. I use a tiny credit card sized HD camera but the quality is not up to par. For still shots I have a number of cameras from Canon Rebel XT to a Canon Mark III. Both are good cameras but heavy and inconvenient. What I have been looking for is a still camera that also takes good HD video. I wanted it small enough that I can carry around the ranch and not need a chiropractic treatment at the end of the day. I researched the camera Kathy has but finally decided on a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V. It was delivered late yesterday and I could barely sleep thinking about trying out my new camera. I fed the animals and let them out before 6:00 a.m. instead of making them wait until 7:30. They didn’t seem to know what to make of it. My camera has lots of features and buttons, and dials, and menus, and I am slowly feeling my way around. I wanted to share some of the still shots I took today and hopefully some video tomorrow. In no particular order, here are some of the pictures I shot today. Obviously Michael shot the picture of me and the emus.




  1. Wow Mom the pictures are great. You always amaze me with your pictures they are always so incredible. I know where Mandy gets it from.

  2. nursemary says:

    It is a little bird in my pasture that I used the zoom to capture.

  3. WOW! Those are GREAT pictures! I was thinking the same thing Vanessa said, too. WHAT is that last picture? Anxiously awaiting your videos!

  4. The Other Mary says:

    Beautiful pictures Mary! Can hardly wait to see the videos you take with it!!

  5. Many of those pictures are greeting card material! Beautiful; and the one of the emu against the clear blue sky made me chuckle….mostly because to the super fine feathers that could be seen at the top of its head.

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