Tuesday, August 16, 2011

goodbye to a great little camera

After two years and four months of great service, my little Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS suddenly quit working. I loved that camera ~ it easily fit in both my purse and back pocket and it took great photos. Reading through various reviews of the camera I learned mine suffered from a common defect. It would freeze up and the screen would go black. It would be several seconds or minutes before it would unstick. Reliability is an absolute must for a camera, so off to research new cameras I went. Tomorrow my new Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS arrives! I'm so excited about the advanced features of this little camera and to top it off ~ we had enough reward points saved up to cover the price! WOO-HOO! The only downside is that it won't be here today in order to use it tomorrow when we go to the Iowa State Fair. Looks like I'll be taking my larger camera on that adventure.... not ideal, but it'll be good practice at being responsible ~ hahaha! Interesting that two years ago, the 28mm 20x zoom on my "larger" camera was ground-breaking... yet today the upgraded version of that camera has 24mm 35x zoom for $170 less. What will they be offering a year from now? hmmmm.....

"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential." ~ Steve Ballmer


1 comment:

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

That is the thing about technology, it just keeps getting better and better!

I have thought of getting a smaller camera to carry around just like you've been doing but haven't done the research to see which one. I'm using a Canon Rebel Xti, which I love, but is a big honkin' camera!

Let us know all about your experience with your new camera when you get it :) Fantastic deal you got on it!!! Love that!