What kind of great digital camera did he finally choose? Canon DC40, a DVD video camcorder, not a dedicated camera! Of course, Canon DC40 can be a digital camera, if the user uses it for stills.
Although I am afraid that it might not be a good choice for me or other people but it seems to be a right choice for him. I think it is just a compromised solution. However, some of his pictures show that using a DV as a DC is workable.
All the photos in this post were taken with video camcorders, in The Park of Spring City (former Jinan Botanic Gardens) or The Park of Daming Lake in Jinan, China. The author is Yao Xiang; and the pictures have been reposted here under his permission. Click on the pictures to view them in original size, 2304*1763 or 2048*1536.
Waterdrop on lotus leaf
Canon DC40, F/2.8, 1/720 sec, 61mm, Spot mode, 10:00, 9 August 2006.
Canon DC40, F/2.8, 1/600 sec, 13mm, Spot mode, 10:58, 9 August 2006.
A swimming duck
Canon HV10, F/5.2, 1/120 sec, 61mm, Pattern mode, 21:44, 18 August 2006.
A dragonfly staying on its boat, a floating leaf
Canon DC40, F/2.8, 1/720 sec, 61mm, Spot mode, 11:56, 9 September 2006.
A couple of geese
Canon DC40, F/2.8, 1/400 sec, 61mm, Spot mode, 09:49, 24 September 2006.
A goose looking for its partner
Canon DC40, F/4, 1/120 sec, 36mm, Spot mode, 09:59, 24 September 2006.
Air pollution in Jinan
Canon DC40, F/4, 1/400 sec, 6mm, Pattern mode, 08:48, 1 October 2006.
Canon DC40, F/4, 1/100 sec, 12mm, Pattern mode, 09:26, 1 October 2006.
An unknown photographer (about 40 metres away)
Canon DC40, F/4, 1/210 sec, 61mm, Pattern mode, 10:58, 1 October 2006.