SH-1 - Out of the Shop
The phone message said 'Your black SH-1 is here'. It was indeed.
Once I had the camera at Photo Warehouse, I set up my new SH-1 while still in the shop. My Li-90B batteries are physically the same size as the Li-92B in the box, which I was going to charge at home. I made a point of formatting my 16GB memory card in the SH-1, to prevent the camera from taking a dislike to its SH-50 history. I set the date, video for HD720p, Compression FINE, but forgot to set the wind reduction function. Without it, the sound has a bit much bass for my liking.
Coming from the SH-50, some functions have been shifted around. There is a 'Vivid-Natural-Muted' option. I selected 'Natural', WB AUTO, and ISO AUTO in P mode. The 4-way rocker functions have changed, and the LCD display changes now are found on a new 'Info' button.
Enough waffle, my first SH-1 pictures are all on this page -
The pictures are compressed but not processed, and at the camera resolution.
This guy gave me permission to record him again. We remembered each other from two years ago -
Here is my favourite railway station again, again -
Inevitably, the ferry building also had to pose -
All the video clips took about 25 minutes, and there was enough battery left to download them -
The video is processed. Brightness in the railway station was increased to Gamma 6 in AVS Video Converter, and RGB correction is 3 2 -2.
There are a couple of additions in the SH-1 that I have to consult the manual for. Much to my relief, the SH-1 still has two WB Custom settings, which I still need to calibrate.
The SH-1 came with a neck strap, which I have not seen with a P&S camera since the D-490 in 2001!