After no small amount of drama I’ve finally uploaded the last of my pictures from my old Canon S200. Was up to just under 6,000 pictures. I like that camera. Served me well over the past several years since I received it as a birthday present from Andy back in 2001 just before a fun trip to MN. However, after six years it was time to upgrade. While the S200 still takes great pictures, the short video clips leave a lot to be desired and there were some other features I was looking forward to upgrading (the 2.5x zoom being one of the biggies).
On to my Christmas wish list … a new camera. Found a Kodak M883 for a great price, from the outside it seemed like a great camera too. When I opened my gift at Christmas I was super excited. However, out of the box the charge light indicator was not functioning (and the patch avaliable on the web at Kodak didn’t fix the problem) and then the pictures and video the camera took did not live up to expectations from the Kodak website (too bad cNet hadn’t reviewed it, might have saved us all some hassle). I was frustrated for most of Christmas Eve and then we got the newspaper on Christmas Day … a local electronics store had a Canon SD850 on sale and I started salivating. We already had to return the Kodak to Best Buy, why not go check out the Canon?
So we did and we upgraded. Course the store didn’t have any in stock but another store had one so we had them transfer the camera to our local store since we didn’t want to drive out to the other store in the snowy muck. The lady said it wouldn’t be here before Monday. I took a chance and went to the store today. The guy who went to check said they were still unloading a truck and asked me to come back in 15 mins. I went to another store and came back and my camera was on that truck! Now it’s home here with me and I’ve been playing with it some. Enough to know that it takes great pictures and videos and has a great zoom and some neat features, including a LCD screen that’s at least 2x bigger than the one on my previous camera.
I’m off to go play and figure out my new camera. Hope you’ve all had a Merry Christmas and took time to remember our Saviour’s birth in the midst of all the commercialism. Cheers to a New Year also!