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Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Camera, at last!


That's the front view of my new camera. It's very small and light weight and can easily be slipped right into my purse. I do have a camera bag that will work for it as well; but love being able to put it in my purse. Funny how these things progress. My first digital camera (which is the one I used to take this picture), was an Olympus. It still works, sorta...just very very slow you fall asleep holding down the shutter. It was a 2 megapixels. My 2nd camera which I loved (used for 3 years), was a Canon that was an 8 megapixels. I really liked my 2nd camera. I thought it took great pictures, was easy to use and batteries lasted forever. It took 4 batteries and was therefore a little larger, and heavier; but I liked the way it fit in your hand. Sadly, that's the camera that broke while we on vacation the last time. Lousy timing. So many of the new camera's don't have a view finder and I use it more often than the viewer. I find it faster, easier on the eyes---particularly in bright sunlight. Somewhere I read you use less batteries that way too? Anyway, since so many now don't have view finders I looked a bit. Ended up with another Canon. It's a 12 megapixels. I do like it being little enough to put in my purse, but find holding onto it a little harder because it's smaller. No doubt I just need to get used to it It has a nice size view screen on the back which gives you the ability to show someone a picture you just took. This is the number 1 selling camera right now according to the guy at Staples they can't keep it stocked. I also tried to order on line and it was out of stock. So, he ordered it from another store for me and called when it came in.

5 comments:

  1. I love purse size digital cameras ~ they are so good these days. I currently use a Nikon Coolpix S550 which is excellent. I takes movies as well as stills. What I love about it is that I can slip it in my bag or pocket whenever I go out ~ I never go out without a camera.

    I also have a SLR with a whole collection of lenses, for more "serious" photography. But it isn't practical for daily use ~ it's used when I am actually going out with taking photographs specifically in mind!

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  2. We also have an Olympus, which I agree the shutter is a wee bit to slow. It is a double edged sword, for while I like the smallness and being able to slip into my purse, it is hard on the eyes to view the dials etc...but I do love not having to take the film to get developed..and
    I can download right to my blog..so there are good and bads as in all things.. The one we have for now will do...but eventually....something a little easier to handle..

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  3. Hi Sandy, I just read your comment on my blog, so I came over to have a cuppa tea -- oh wait, I'm just now getting ready to get my blood drawn and can't have any food first. So, next time. I also have a Canon PowerShot. I looked at this camera you bought, but I ended up with 9MP and a 10x optical zoom, which is perfect for me. It's also a bit heavier because of the zoom, but it takes great pictures and I can print 8X10 and they turn out great!

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  4. HI SANDY,
    THANKS FOR "VISITING GIFTS FROM THE SEA." I AM IN THE MARKET FOR A CAMERA, AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BUY. YOU HAVE BEEN A LOT OF HELP JUST READING YOUR BLOG. THANKS, RIZZI

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  5. Did you take the pictures of your new camera with your old camera??

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