Daily Archives: July 31, 2021

SD vs HD . . .

While we sat outside on the patio with our coffee this morning I was experimenting with the camera on my S21 Ultra and it continues to amaze me.

This is a photo I took of a cardinal about 50 feet away using the standard 1X magnification. That’s the little red dot on top of the branch.

Patio Cardinal !

And this is the same shot using the 10X optical zoom.

Patio Cardinal 2

What continues to amaze me about this camera is how good it is at knowing what I’m taking a photo of. I mentioned before how it knows that I’m taking a picture of plates of food, but yet if I pan off the plates and just shoot the table, the little food icon goes away.

And even when I took the 1X photo of the cardinal it recognized that the little red dot was an animal.

So how does it know?

A couple of days ago I posted a side-by-side photo of 4K video vs HD, so I thought I’d also post this one of SD vs HD.


To me, it’s a more noticeable difference than the one between 4K and HD. And at least we can stream HD now, but we’re going to have to wait for Starlink for the 4K stuff.

Jan and I had lunch a Gator’s Bar & Grill once again, and as always, really good. Then it was on up to Webster so Jan could pick up some stuff at the Big Lots. It’s been years since I’ve been in one, and it’s really changed. In fact, it’s more like a high-end Dollar General now, just bigger, with more stuff, and higher prices.

Our next stop was by the office to pick up an Amazon order that came in after I left yesterday, and then it was on up the street to Krogers to pick a prescription. And the cost, $6, just reinforced my decision to switch all our prescriptions to Krogers’ Pharmacy Plan. In this case the same drug would have been $24 at WalMart/Sam’s.

Coincidently our next stop was at WalMart/Sam’s for a few things before we headed for home.

All in all a very nice day.

Thought For The Day:

Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, and scissors is just as hard as trying to win.



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