Sunday, September 17, 2006

New Camera!

Yesterday Richard and I decided that was the day I was getting a camera. Of course, I'm not going to buy ANYTHING without some extensive research.
We spent about 6 hours alone researching 30 cameras. We even came up with a rating system for what we had read about each camera. One star meant it was alright, two star means good reviews, three star was EXCELLENT.
6 hours pass and we have the cameras narrowed down to about 4.
Panasonic Lumix (FX8k), Sony CyberShot(w50), Fuji Funpix (F20), Olympus FE 190

The first 3 cameras are all rated 3 stars but are also about 250 bucks (not including a decent sized card) and the Olympus rated 2 stars and was under 200. As you can tell, I got the Olympus plus a card for the camera for under 250(I would have enjoyed the more expensive ones but it's just not reasonable right now)
Reasons: GREAT features for my needs. 6.0 Megapixel, 3x optical zoom, Ultra compact, 2.5 inch screen, Macro and SUPERMacro functions, Lithium battery, 14 different settings and Image stabilization (I can not keep my hands still!).

I took my first pictures with it today and I'll be posting them tomorrow.

I know I've said this 100 times but really THANK YOU for your suggestions. They helped out a lot :).


P.S. Yesterday was a mini family reunion/party with family portraits. They're going to be great pictures


kleo2 said...

Can't wait to see the pix w/your new camera, Teddy. Congratulations on this!

Vicki said...

congrats on the new camera, teddy! can't wait to see the photos. & your big bear trip looks like lots of fun - love the pine trees and vistas - it's lovely there! :o)

pinknest said...

that is a beautiful camera! i also drove myself crazy trying to figure out which one to get. can't wait to see your photos!

Tanya Kristine said...

aaaaaah yes! it's SO fun to have a digital camera. you're going to love it..and it look scools too!

shananigans said...

That looks like a great time, I love pool parties! Sounds like you’ve been eating lots of good stuff and had a good time with the family. Such cute pictures.

Nice new camera, can’t wait for even more great pictures.

Also, about the fish craving, I just had an “Albacore Burger” at Native Foods this last Saturday and it was delicious! I know they have a cookbook out there so maybe you can find a copy and see if it’s in there. Or just take a trip to NF. It’s basically a battered/fried seitan burger with seasonings and tartar sauce and capers, mmmm yum! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. BTW, Swedish Fish are vegetarian, and kosher! Thought they might not do too much for your fish cravings. ;)