As I continue to think about whether I want to get something smaller or with a longer focal length than the X2 camera, I keep wondering about the sensor size and what worked OK for me in the past so I looked at some old pictures to see what cameras I used.
The first image was made in Prague in 2006 with a Canon Powershot SD800 IS. That camera only had a 1/2.3”, 7.1 MP sensor with a zoom lens. I think that picture was made around the mid-zoom range.
The second picture is of Sammi kayaking on the Blackwater River in the Canaan valley in 2007. I made the picture from my kayak which was behind hers. The camera was a Pentax Optio W20. It was a 7MP waterproof camera with a 1/2.3” sensor and a zoom lens. The image was made at maximum zoom.
The third image of me was made in 2010 with an Olympus E-P1 camera with the older pancake 17mm lens. The camera had around 17MP and a micro four-thirds sensor. That image, quality wise, as well as subject wise, was the worst of the lot.