The camera's tripod sits on my desk, next to the G3's monitor. Many of the photos are taken
through a window behind the desk.
Depending on the available light, I usually set the shutter speed up to 1/100 or 1/250.
Most of the captures are taken near maximum lens aperture, making focus very critical.
With the extender, the Canon's lens is the equivalent of a 1296mm lens on a 35mm camera!
The new Sony only has a 10x zoom compared to the Canon's 15x.
Shutter speed control of the new camera is limited, but the images are better.
The captures start as 600k 640x480 pixel bitmaps. After adjusting their brightness
and contrast, I resize the captures to 320x240 or 480x360. The images are finally saved
into a progressive JPEG compressed format yielding greater than 12:1 compression.
The resulting 32bit 72dpi pictures average 1600 colors and are some of the best
you will find on the web.