Ahhh, That New Camera Smell!
I 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
- Ultra compact size
- 12 mega pixels
- bla bla bla…
- Smile technology: you can go back and edit smiles onto non smiling faces – or so claims the Sony Cyber-shot T300!
- 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
- Can I afford the cameras with the really cool features?
- 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.
- 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.
- Sounds like some of these cameras are smarter than me. Suppose it turns against me?
- 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?
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This concludes five days of posts featuring lists of five. I wonder… what should I do next week?