PowerShot dinner? Sounds like I had my fill of whiskey or something. No, I had a quick meal at Taco Bell then headed to the Bay Village / Westlake border where there are some interesting buildings and railroad tracks. I thought that might be a nice spot to shoot a few more test images to get familiar with the little Canon PowerShot A650 and check out the results.
The settings selected by the camera appear very, very strange to me but here's what the camera displays for each image: For the building (above) we have an ISO of 80, 1/1250 sec., f/4.5. Huh? I'll verify in the EXIF when I get a chance. For the weathered paint in the photo below, it's the same! The images seem well exposed but I'd have selected for a slower shutter speed and a higher f-stop in this case. I'll be making adjustments soon.
Crazy sounding settings or not, the pictures are very sharp at full size and have good color with and without minor adjustments in The GIMP. Exposures are very good as well, showing excellent tonal range and shadow detail.
So, once I get the A650 dialed in to my preferences, I think it will probably travel with me quite often.