My trusty Fuji fell in the lake this weekend during an exit from the canoe (along with my wife's cell phone--it was a horrible thing to watch, actually) so I have been forced to brave the shiny halls of Best Buy in search of a replacement. I settled on a mid-range Sony point-and-shoot and started testing it out last night.
One of my issues with the Fuji was it didn't handle many reds all that well (they became dayglow even thought the primer was black). The Sony seems to do a better, albeit not perfect job with the reds. The big improvement, though, is the macro setting seems to have a deeper depth of field and makes adjustments for light better so I don't need to do any post-shooting work on these pictures except crop them.
I thought a comparison might be interesting.
Above is the new camera (only cropping) and below is the older camera (sharpening and brightness adjusting). The picture above is a better representation of what the base actually looks like. I'll have to fiddle around outdoors and see how it does there.
Up next: I have a bunch more Hallowe'en HoTT bases drying and more figures to base. I ahve also started with the 15mm cavalry commission I have sitting on my table.