July 9th, 2006
|10:35 pm - Welcome to the Future|
Many, many thanks to sinca, who pointed me to Steve's Digicams, which is where I came across the Canon Powershot A530, which r_a_l_i_g_h helpfully put in a good word for.
I now own one. My very first digital camera. It zooms! It sepias! It may or may not julienne fries!
Apparently, this is only the beginning, though. I was fortunate enough to be able to buy a 1 GB SD card off Dave, but what should I do about batteries? Regular alkalines forever? Rechargeable NiMHs? Lithium batteries? What are decent prices for such things? Also, should I get a carrying case? They're stupidly expensive. Pimp my digicam, people!
Anyway. Without further adieu, I now present the very first picture taken with my digital camera, who is possibly named Steve. Or Blinky.
As a bonus, here is a lovely little picture for my beloved friends from Rice.
I booked my flight to Comic-Con today. It was a very spendy Sunday.
I need to flip through the manual to figure out how to use this bloody thing.
I am sorry, zimshan, for forsaking you.
Current Mood: futuristic
Current Music: Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko
Whoo, Canon! Canon is so good!
Now, I could take a moment to be girly and huffy again (in an in-jokey way), but I'm going to not because I think that may be getting old, and I'll have none of that. Instead I will tell you that when you say "Blinky" all I can think of is a grey cartoon koala. How's that for you?
What could you possibly be huffy about this time, Huffy McHufferson?
Koalas are cute. And they are not bears, but marsupials.
I put rechargable NiMhs in my digital camera. As for carrying cases, I'd recommend getting one. The first time Blinky gets scratched because you accidentally banged it against something or dropped it, you'd be wishing you had purchased one. Given the amount of other random crap that most of us tend to stuff in our bags, you'd be increasing the chance of damage without a case. Of course, if you don't care if it still looks pretty, so long as it works, then you can probably forgo the case.
I never had a case for my dinky old film camera. I figure cases are useful if they have little slots for batteries and memory cards. It just annoys me that they're so expensive. As are the NiMH batteries. What do you recommend?
I'm going to be buying a digital camera soon. Obviously, before heading off to Italy.
And when I post a picture of myself, you'll all be able to laugh at my ridiculously pale skin. Among other things.
Thanks for pointing out the digicam resource. It shall be handy.
Oo Italy is awesome. Where are you going out of curiosity? I was in Tuscany about five years ago for two weeks. (It will be five in late August. Just after I got into fandom life.) It was my first time in Europe.
Yay for digicam ownage! I totally need to put some batteries in mine.
Cool! I use rechargeable NiMhs from Radio Shack, but any rechargeables should be fine. And worth it, since cameras use lots of juice, and disposable batteries are so 20th century.
You need some sort of case. If I bought a new digicam, though, I'd be crafty and make one myself out of leather or something. Or you could just get screen protectors. It's not one of those cameras that fits in an Altoids tin, is it?
What were you doing at Stanford?
Buying a 1 GB SD card from the aforementioned Dave.
I cannot make anything out of leather. And this will not fit in an Altoids tin.
I think I am the last person alive without a digital camera. But yay! Cameras are fun.
Oh! Is that a Gilbert & Sullivan shirt? Cause, awesome.
Regular alkalines last for like, five minutes, on my digital camera. I'd go with lithium batteries, just because I don't know what NiMHs are. Also, carrying cases are nice for carrying extra batteries and memory cards.
DEFINITELY get rechargeable Ni-MHs. Energizer ones work well.
Yay for new digital camaras! Glad if my rambling comments helped.
If you don't want to spend a lot of money on a case, just buy a generic one at WalMart. You could probably get SOMETHING to keep Blinky scratch-free and store memory cards, etc for $5, if not less.
My Canon A620 is named Paco Belle. (She's a girl, obv.)
That's a nice picture of you. I'm glad you got a Canon, too. My favorite feature is the color isolation thing that lets you take black & white pictures except for one color, like a green sweatshirt. I hope your camera has it, it's fun.
Like this icon? Hee.
The camera does have it, if I can figure out where the hell it is and how to work it.
And that is a nice picture of me, actually.
|Date:||July 10th, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)|| |
I never thought to name my camera, but my iPod's name is Violet Beauregarde.
|Date:||July 10th, 2006 07:32 am (UTC)|| |
Canon? I'm Nikon all the way baby. I mean, come on.
(I apparently have a lot of brand name alligence...Nikon, Apple, Saturn, Pentel...)
Isn't brand name loyalty funny like that? I've been thinking about it recently. It's such bizarre psychology. I mean, it makes a certain kind of sense (why stray from what you know?), but it's so very powerful!sinca
got a Nikon.
|Date:||July 10th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)|| |
Get a carrying case. The best thing I brought before going to Europe was my Kathmandu one. It's like a hard PVC type shell that I could drop from any height and my camera would never get damaged. It is the awesome.
Yaaaaaay for Comic Con ticket purchasing! Whoo!