Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Share with me your wisdom, oh wise ones!

I know you've all been anxiously awaiting my Easter entry, but it's going to have to wait. I need advice! My digital camera is starting to get seriously finicky and I suspect that he/she is approaching the end of his/her life. I, on the other hand, am still kickin' and taking photos left and right. I am also going on a very cool trip in the fall to Jordan, Egypt, and the Mediterranean area aboard the Japanese Peace Boat (more on that later) and want to take wicked cool pics of everything while I'm there.

Soooo, the point of this is, I would like your advice about digital cameras. I was somewhat in the know three years ago when I bought my beloved Canon Powershot A80, but things have changed and I fear I have been left behind. Do you love your digital camera? Do you hate it? What rocks about it? Tell me!

Thanks!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Claire
Just one little hint for you. One of two Canon Camera Repair Centers that exist in Germany is located in a tiny little village very close to Reutlingen. Something like G...ingen.
If you want to save your camera, why don't you go there and see if they can do something. They're so close :-)

Stefan

Maria said...

You've probably already thought of this, but try resetting the camera to the factory settings and do it each time you take the photos off.

Katie said...

Hi lovely - I have two these days. The classic SLR, Nikon D70 is a great camera, but a serious pain in the ass to cart around.

My new toy is a Panasonic Lumix Z1 posted here http://www.dpreview.com/news/0602/06021405panasonictz1.asp
This camera is amaaaaaazing. It has a 10x zoom which is really good and has image stabilization. And it's a great size - small enough for a pocket but still real.

Zosia said...

Katie - I don't know if you'll read this, but what exactly is the model of your camera? I've been looking for the Lumix Z1 online and I'll be danged if I can't find it...I see many other Lumixes, but not that one. I'm also getting a new camera, so your insights would be most appreciated!

Katie said...

Hi Zosia! Yup, the Lumix Z1 is the one I own. And I love love it. It's great.

At first, I wanted to buy it online but couldn't find it in Canada. But then I was at the Source (new Radio Shack) and it was there, on sale, $200 off, for $299. Check www.thesource.ca

Hope that helps! Take care.

al said...

My digital camera too is getting slightly, uh, old. Plus, I've dropped and dinged the poor thing like no one's business. If I were to buy a new one, I'd definitely go for a lot of pixels...wait, we are talking digital cameras here right? I'm such an amateur.

Maria said...

Blogs are so not hot right now.

Katie said...

Agree with Maria. Please note mine has come back from the dead.

jackie said...

you should update your blog, I'm getting sick of this one