Sunday, February 22, 2009

My New Toy!

I splurged today and bought myself a new camera.  I've been wanting to upgrade for a while now, but just couldn't shell out the money when we already have a camera that functions.  

But Circuit City is going out of business and had cameras at 30% off.  And 8 megapixels is not the best out there, but it's way better than 3!  I've had my eye on this Canon Powershot SD1100 because it's not too fancy, but has more of the features I want than my Fujifilm FinePix A210.  That little camera has served us well, but it's clunky and can't seem to take decent pictures in anything less than ideal conditions.  And ideal conditions are hard to come by.

I'm pretty excited about being able to record video with sound.  Our FinePix could only do about 30 seconds of video without sound, which wasn't too bad since Mike likes to create his own soundtrack to videos of the kids chasing the dog or "breakdancing" in the living room.  But I'm going to need to take lots of pictures and video of my little niece pretty soon here, so there's another excuse.

I'm reading the manual from cover to cover, trying to understand all the little quirks of this camera so that I will actually use the new features.  Hopefully this will mean better pictures on this blog.  At the very least it will prompt me to organize my photos on the old memory card!


Lily Girl said...

That's what I got recently and I love it. It's pretty intuitive and easy to use, even for me and I'm not particularly tech-savvy.

Vegetation said...

Yay! I love getting a new toy. I had a fuji one too which was more the size of an SLR than a compact camera (and the same, no video with sound), so I can certainly appreciate how excited you are!