Monday, March 16, 2009

New Toy

One of the reasons that I bought my big camera was because my little digital camera finally gave out and died.  It was also involved in a beer bottle/diaper/Halloween costume incident (Don't ask...)  I love my big camera and I'm totally happy with it, but for the past few months, I've found that it's not suitable for taking certain places.  I can't carry it to the bar, baseball games, concerts, etc.  Also, whenever I go to a rugby social, I want to have a camera, but I'm too nervous that mine will get ruined somehow.  

So, since I got my financial aid refund check last month, I told myself that I would buy myself a present with a little portion of it.  What I really wanted was an inexpensive digital camera, just to take with me places where I couldn't take my Nikon.  There's a camera that I've always loved (it's actually the newer, better version of my old tiny digital camera).  And last weekend, I went ahead and splurged and bought it!  I found it $30 cheaper at a store that I hate shopping at, but oh well.   It's a Canon Power Shot 1100.

I'm actually really impressed with it, and it has this great "digital macro" setting, which is what I captured those last 3 photos with.  The first photo was with a "color accent" mode, where the photo is black and white except for one color that you set.  One of my friends from high school had that mode on her camera a few years ago, and we had so much fun playing with it!


Emmers said...

hahahaha sorry about the diaper incident - it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Nice photos - especially love the texture one and the one of my bracelet - they're awesome!

lindsey said...

i had a canon powershot that I LOOOVED...until it stopped working. it takes really great pictures, fits in my pocket and it's super fast for its size/quality. I need to call canon and see if i can get it fixed.

erin - heart in ireland said...

i lllove my cannon.

fav feature hands down - color selection!!!looooooove it!!

Jennifer Lehmann said...

I'm in the same position. My old camera failed on me just before Christmas so I asked for a new one. I got a big, bulky one with features I don't know how to use. I look at it and I'm like "now really, this is going to be such a PITA at camp and vacations." I'm looking to find a pocket friendly but good quality one.

Olivia said...

Oh, I love your new camera and the pictures are absolutely amazing! Too bad my camera is still working, eh? :p