Ahhh, That New Camera Smell!

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 2:00 am 18 comments

cameraI am in the market for a new camera.  “Era” you may say, “why do you need another camera?  I’ve seen plenty of marginally adequate photographs all over your blog.”  Well, it gives me great sorrow to announce that my pretty little Canon has met with an untimely end.

It was the casualty of a school project gone wrong.  Actually the project turned out fine, it’s the camera that bit the dust.  It was knocked over and the lens bent when it hit the floor.  I knew I should have invested in a tripod!

Anyway, based on the price of digital cameras, I’m not sure it’s worth the effort and expense to have it repaired.  So now I’m faced with the prospect of purchasing a new camera.

Five Features that are Available in Today’s Digital Cameras

  1. Ultra compact size
  2. 12 mega pixels
  3. bla bla bla…
  4. Smile technology:  you can go back and edit smiles onto non smiling faces – or so claims the Sony Cyber-shot T300!
  5. Smile detection:  the camera won’t take the picture if the subjects are not smiling!

Five Reasons These Wonderful Features May not Work for Me

  1. Can I afford the cameras with the really cool features?
  2. I have been known to misplace items at an alarming rate.  A teeny tiny ultra compact camera is just asking for the formation of a search party.
  3. I’m already looking into a cost effective way to airbrush my facial wrinkles.  I don’t need to see every pore immortalized in living color by an inordinate amount of megapixels.
  4. Sounds like some of these cameras are smarter than me.  Suppose it turns against me?
  5. If I can edit smiles onto pictures as Sony claims, you know I’m gonna be messing with people’s pictures. With smile technology, will pictures like the one below be possible any more? 

Serious faces

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For more on my relationship and epic battles with technology see Technology Tech-shmology and Ooops!!!, Hehehe 

This concludes five days of posts featuring lists of five.  I wonder… what should I do next week?

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mom Gone Mad  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 5:02 am

    What? Are you kidding me? They are now making nazi smile cameras?

    Why, just knowing that makes me grumpy for the rest of the day.

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    • 2. Era  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 7:12 am

      Oh, try to smile Shalini…but if you can’t – I hear there’s a camera that can fix that 😀

      Reply
  • 3. Jax  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Hi. I’m sorry your camera died an untimely & unnatural death. Have a nice weekend.

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    • 4. Era  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 9:53 am

      Thanks, you too.

      Reply
  • 5. Doraz  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Well, if you have the eye for taking those “candid: shots, that would be a blast! Have fun this weekend! Can’t wait to see what you have planned!

    Reply
    • 6. Era  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:34 am

      Now I’m feeling the pressure. I have no plan. You have a great weekend too 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. Sudharsana Srinivasan  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    You have all weekend to shop for the perfect camera that works for your personality 🙂 LOL Happy Shopping.

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    • 8. Era  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm

      Ah yes, another excuse to go shopping! 😀

      Reply
  • 9. mac  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    you have a good camera

    Reply
    • 10. Era  |  Friday, May 22, 2009 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks Mac, but that’s a picture of the one that broke!

      Reply
  • 11. maidinmalaysia  |  Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:35 am

    oh i was hoping for some help with my camera.
    it doesnt take pictures in the dark
    it doesnt have zoom
    it takes up a lot of battery
    … ?
    should i just stick with doodling images of my kids

    Reply
    • 12. Era  |  Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm

      LOL! That’s actually a great idea. Only problem for me is that my doodling is confined to stick figures.

      Reply
  • 13. Nitya  |  Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Oooh, shopping for a new camera. I wish I could come along. I am all for technology!

    Reply
    • 14. Era  |  Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 11:00 am

      I wish you could come alonge:) . criteria #1 for the camera: I should be able to operate it without reading the instruction manual. I’m not fond of manuals. Actually just too lazy to read them. After assembling a toy backwards, then I consult the manual.

      Reply
  • 15. starlaschat  |  Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Camera shopping is tough. I would like a really nice camera with all the wiz bangs bells and whistles, but I seem to end up with one more in my price range. I have two cameras one kinda big Sony and a pretty small Panasonic 6X meg pics. I like this one because it can fit in my pocket, it doesn’t seem to freak people out when I point it as them and it’s easy to take along. That’s my 2 cents, LOL I hope you find just the right camera for you!

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    • 16. Era  |  Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks Starla, I appreciate your opinion. I just need to make sure the kids don’t drop this one Lol.

      Reply
  • 17. Tony  |  Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 8:31 am

    I just replaced a faulty Kodak camera with a cool Pentax thaats just awesomely awesome. I has so much stuff & takes pictures too

    Reply
    • 18. Era  |  Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 10:23 am

      Hubby got me a Pentax too! Now I have to read the manual and figure it out.

      Reply

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