Hardcore camera pornography.

I’ve spent the afternoon at Focus on Imaging at the NEC in Birmingham. I’m not really an equipment freak, I don’t have the latest and greatest, I will use a camera for many years until it fails or gets so obsolete I’m forced to retire it. Two bits of sexy hardware attracted my attention. The Fujifilm X100 compact camera and the Sony NEX-VG10E video camera.
The X100 looks like a proper old fashion compact camera, and has got proper controls too. It feels well made and I’m pretty sure I could take a decent glamour snap or two with it despite the fixed slightly wide angle lens. The rub? It costs just under £1000 and does it look impressive enough to convince nubile young ladies into removing their knickers? Ummm, I’m not sure. Huge manly zoom lenses on a SLR work better methinks.
The Sony video camera also impressed me. Again expensive, I’ve seen it priced between £1600 and £1900, but I’m in obsolescence territory with my present tape eating video camera. The VG10E, compared to my present camcorder, is lighter and the controls look simpler but I see a couple of major drawbacks. It ‘s low light performance isn’t as good, and the increasing number of hard drives I’m going to need to back the data up.