I placed this camera in a location to test how it would work with shade and light in the background and at a distance toward the max I normally would use. This would also give me some idea on how the camera would focus and the depth of focus. I used the lens set at 18 mm to find out the true field of view and how much shade would trigger the flash during the day.
Test worked perfect for everything I needed to learn. The camera takes a great quality picture, the 18mm setting on the lens gives more than I could have hoped for in the field of view and the flash triggered showing a slight shadow below the neck on the elk.
I now know I can set the camera very close and still get some of the smaller speedy animals, everything should be in focus and the lighting set in auto mode will work fine, I hope..
All of the next photos are cropped as an 8x10 to show the picture quality.
This last photo is cropped more than one would normally do, but still retains the quality and does show the slight shadow from the daytime flash.
I'm like a kid in a candy shop and well pleased with the camera setup. Now if I can keep from checking the camera every day or not leaving it in one location long enough for some good photos I'll be happy..