I'm certainly no photographer, but I like snapping a shot once in a while. I've taken more at home than when I'm out, since I'm usually too wrapped up in the adventure to stop and take it all in. Something I need to slow down a little for I think. Personal goal. Anyway...
All I have is a 3mp camera on my Android device, which takes pretty crummy pictures. So I've been perusing this section a little, and looking at just an upgraded Android device and hemming and hawing and I just don't know. A few years back I bought a Canon G9 and it seems to take pretty good pictures, but it weighs an unwieldy 13 oz with the battery. NOT part of an UL kit! Or is it? With the 6x optical zoom and 1cm macro, is it a trade off? Is this thing just an old relic and a tank, or are the options that come on it justifiable for the weight?
I'm quite naive about cameras, but the kind of pictures I like taking are ones like these. I know purpose makes a difference on camera selection. The bugs were macro, but the hummer was with tele, which is what I'd probably use tele most for. It seems like anything works for landscape shots, so I hope I'm being relevant with the info I'm providing. I just don't want to plunk down a bunch of money on another camera just to bring in the woods, only to find it ends up weighing as much to get the same shots. Nor do I want to lug this tank around if it's a dinosaur. Not worried about video. Thanks for any advice. (They're clickable photobucket images)