We were out shopping on Saturday.
I’ve been thinking about getting a new camera for a few months now. Was actually contemplating one of the hybrid “compact” SLRs. As they are around $600 I haven’t been ready to run out and snag one. My other contemplation was a camera that is waterproof/shockproof since you never know what might happen with the kids!
My hubby is super excited about his new PS Vita and wanted to go to the Sony store at Cherry Creek. We were there looking for a wallet with my 25% off coupon for the Coach store.
After running all our other errands (I had the Pandora store clean up my bracelet, shines like new!) we stopped at Sony.
While the boys were pestering the guys about the Vita … the boy actually got to play their demo! … I wandered over in the direction of the cameras.
Discovered this beauty:
Not only did I love the color, but it has 16MP and takes 1080p HD video and somehow does 3D photos and panoramas and has a ton of settings for pictures in various scenes and light levels and as you can see is waterproof/shockproof.
I showed it to the hubby and he was ready to buy right away, but I wanted to at least try and look at a review or two before we made that big an impulse purchase. What I read was encouraging so we headed back in a bought it, and the accidental replacement plan, just in case something happens when we try it out under water 🙂
When I got it home I took a few pictures and a video to see what they looked like when uploaded to the computer. I had a bad experience with a Kodak camera a few years ago and don’t trust what the pictures/videos look like on the small screen. The Sony pictures looked fabulous and while I discovered that I needed to install the software and plug the camera into the computer to transfer the videos (moderately annoying but tolerable), the video quality is incredible, especially considering how tiny this camera is. We plugged the camera into the PS3 and viewed the video on our 52″ screen. The quality, even on that size screen, was perfect.
Took several new pictures today and a few more videos too. The videos are all on my YouTube channel, and the pictures on my Flickr page … but here are a few of my favorites: