For a moment, the surf is perfect. The smoky quartz of a foaming wave break, the sapphire of the deeper swell, all of this whirling for a moment among the tangerine rocks of a Cabo San Lucas shoreline.
Did you have your camera ready?
When you make your way to a Timbers Resorts luxury real estate vacation property, whether as an Owner or a guest, it doesn’t take long to discover all the opportunities to capture the kind of scenery that comes with our locations. So, whether it’s the powder-soft slopes near The Sebastian – Vail, or the Esperanza Resort moment of our photographic fantasy above, let’s get you prepared with a good camera. We’ll look at two types of digital devices: compact and its more advanced cousin the single-lens reflex.
For the grab-it-and-go experience, a compact digital camera nudges your shots out of the smartphone realm and into the world of printable, frameable pictures. Compacts have come a long way from those $50 cheapies that make an all-too-swift a journey from the occasional outing to the back of a drawer.
The three models that follow are likely to become constant companions.
1. Olympus XZ-1: [$500] A pop-out lens and a 10-megapixel sensor means this one’s loaded with extras: microphones, viewfinders, and more. Several onboard filters for bringing that artistic touch to the frames you take.
2. Fujifilm Finepix X100: [$1,200] Dressed in retro, but born with a 21st Century brain, Fuji’s newest 12.3 megapixel comes with switchable viewfinder formats, HD video capability, and accepts additional filters and flashes.
3. Leica X-1: [$2,000] Powerful for a compact, you’re in the realm of 12 megapixels and variable flash settings. This is an ideal choice for low-light shots as well.
Whether you’re freeze-framing moments from a perfect run on the slopes of Snowmass where The Timbers Club beckons, or losing yourself for an afternoon in the sun-soaked countryside around Castello di Casole in Tuscany, a next step up in digital cameras is the DSLR (or, digital single lens reflex). This category of camera will open your photo-making to nearly gallery-level results.
What follows are three powerful 2012 models to consider. Remember that prices are for the body of the camera; lenses are sold separately.
4. Nikon D3100: [$650] This your nuts-and-bolts DSLR. Megapixels: 14.2. You can shoot a raw format photo, or bring your images in as JPEGs (or both at the same time). Hi-def video at 1080p rounds out the basic features.
5. Pentax K-5: [Retails: $1,500] This is the big gun from Pentax. You’ll get 16.3 megapixels and a sealed body that can take a decent soaking. Burst shots at 7 frames-per-second, or you can switch to full HD video.
You can always hunt for these in the catalogs of big-box online retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy or for more expert advice, try Ritz Camera.
However you nab your next device, happy hunting, and may your viewfinders bring you the best of our stunning surroundings at Timbers Resorts.
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