|Pictures of a camera... taken with my phone.|
It's a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, and you may have noticed that it's not a DSLR like I was originally thinking about. It's a regular old point-and-shoot, and there are several reasons why I stuck with that category instead of taking the plunge. One, I'm cheap. I thought I would be cool with paying DSLR money for a camera (read: $500 is the low end), but when it came down to it, I just couldn't. Number two, there's a steep learning curve. When I showroomed a few cameras at Best Buy, I had a lot of trouble getting things to look right. I would improve with practice, but this point of my life isn't right for that kind of time investment. And three, DSLRs are just so big. (That's what she said.) I'm used to putting a tiny camera into my purse or pocket and calling it a day. Hauling around those extra few pounds also lost its appeal after I spent some time in the store.
|Look at the zooooooom.|
Once I ruled those out, it actually made things easier. I wanted to stick with Canon since I already knew the menu and was happy with my old one until too much time passed. Technology advanced, and since the poor thing can't grow new parts like a starfish, it was time for a new machine.
As for the technical stuff, it has 12.1 megapixels, 20x optical zoom, a 25mm wide-angle lens, and it shoots full 1080p HD video. I use it in the manual mode and it does exactly what I need it to. My product pictures are brighter and the white balance actually makes things white. The settings are extremely easy to change and while I haven't shot any video yet, the online reviews said it works well. I paid $175 for mine on Amazon the week after Christmas but their current price is up to $275, and Best Buy has it for $229.
I love it. A big gold star for you, camera.
What kind of picture-taking device do you have? Did you upgrade to a DSLR? Maybe you just use your phone? Anybody else in the point-and-shoot club with me?