Florida Keys Sunsets with Sony Point-and-Shoots

Point and shoot cameras can produce amazing results. The key is to learn your camera in much the same way you would learn the strings of a guitar if you were taking lessons. Different settings produce varied results, as do different brands and types of point and shoots.

My very first digital camera was a Sony Cybershot DSC-P72 with 3.2 megapixels. Compared to today’s point and shoots, it was clunky and the battery power didn’t last long. But it was a good little camera in which I got a lot of use out of for taking family photos and little pixelated videos. Looking back, the quality of the photos were pretty bad compared to the next camera I purchased, but for a “new” digital they were still considered not bad.

Mallory Square at Key West

Sunset on Summerland Key, Florida

Sunset at Summerland Key, FL

Sunset at Cudjoe Key, FL

Sunset at Cudjoe Key, FL

My next prize-winning point and shoot was a Sony Cybershot DSC-P200. At the time it sold for about $500, but it turned out to be a good investment. It had twice the amount of pixels than the previous camera, a longer lasting battery, and the result of my photos were pretty amazing (many of which sold).

Sunset in Key West, FL

Sunset at Key West, FL

Sunset at Key West, FL

Sunset at Key West, FL

Here, I took the same view with different settings:

Photo taken with SONY DSC-P200, f/2.8 @7.9 mm, 1/40, ISO 120, No Flash

Sunset on Summerland Key, FL

Photo taken with SONY DSC-P200, f/7.1 @12.1 mm, 1/60, ISO 100, Flash

Sunset on Summerland Key, FL

Photo taken with SONY DSC-P200, f/3.5 @12.1 mm, 1/250, ISO 100, No Flash

Sunset on Summerland Key, FL

Sunset prints are available for sale at my Zenfolio site

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