A few weeks back we discovered the Lake Apopka Loop and only walked a bit of the trail. After leaving, we decided we wanted to bike the whole trail, so we returned this weekend and started our 30 mile bike ride at Magnolia Park Trailhead and rode until Clay Island Trailhead and then back. The trail is filled with nature including all types birds, snakes, turtles, fish and alligators! We highly recommend checking out this trail.
Magnolia Park Trailhead Map
Camera Review - Sony wx350
I have recently purchased the Sony wx350 point and shoot for some up coming trips because I didn't feel like lugging my DSLR with me. Some key things I was looking for in a point and shoot was price (under $300.00), good zoom range, battery life, and of course video. The Sony wx350 has a 20x zoom and a surprisingly good battery life lasting a day and a half of photo and video capture. As for video, the Sony offers 1080p at 60fps which was another key feature I was looking for to allow possible slow motion.
The Sony has a ton of great features, so now onto some of the cons. The camera captures video as a AVCHD format which is great for small file size but not the best for dynamic range and color correction. Another downfall is that there are no manual controls, but I wasn't looking for that since I didn't want to be messing with menus. When staying under the $300.00 limit, it is hard to find a camera with manual controls. It is frustrating not being able to control focus or exposure, but with those restrictions it may force you to shoot a different way and end up better than you thought.
- 20x Zoom
- Image Stabilization
- 1080p 60fps
- Battery life
- No Manual Controls
- No Raw
- AVCHD video format
All cameras will have their pros and cons, but it's up to you how you use them and bring your envision to life.
Everything below we taken with the Sony wx350.