Originally Posted by auburnchick
What does the macro feature do on a camera? I'm kind of a point and click kind of gal, but I'm curious.
Thanks, all for the suggestions. I'm going to print out everything and go shopping either tomorrow or Wednesday.
The caterpillar picture is macro. I think I can get 2" away and still focus. But I found I can fill the screen with a single diamond if I get 1' away and zoom (they call it telephoto in that instance but I have no idea what all that stuff means).
The Vivitar's "macro" had to be 1' and it had no zoom. I need the close shots for jewelry, the last straw was a custom job for Christmas I couldn't get a good picture of.
Plus the Vivitar ate batteries. I'd get like 3 flash pictures before it would kill a set of alkalines. Then when you changed batteries it would lose all your settings. Same thing when you change the memory card.
I don't know about all the PowerShots but mine does do good on the batteries and it has a wafer battery so it holds all its settings when you open the battery/memory card compartment.
The bad thing about my PowerShot is it's not compatible with Windows 98, which means I have to use a card reader to get my pictures. And if it has any movie editing software I wouldn't know.
I imagine because of MicroSoft trying to force people to buy new computers every few years all new cameras will have that problem.