New little camera is impressive

New camera = Canon Powershot A530. It’s a humble little point & shoot, but it kicks the crap out of our old one.

Then = slow shutter, barely in focus shots, low resolution, nothing sharp, lots of time in between frames.

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…that’s what I’m talkin’ about. Canon A530. Under $200. Google it, shop around, and then remember that NewEgg exists, and buy it there. It’s the second or third time we’ve made a smooth purchase at NewEgg – quick shipping, low price, high quality. We even returned something there once, just because we decided that trying to install an upgrade of Windows XP on a brand new hard drive was, um, apparently not possible. NewEgg was cool, walked us through the process, gave us the dough back, no worries.

To be fair, some of the fast-advancing and transferring goodness is thanks to the speedy Sandisk Ultra II 1.0GB SD card we picked up.

Whatever’s doing it, I’m enjoying it. And it’s only been, like an hour.

I’ll play with it for a few days, and maybe I’ll decide I don’t need to lug my SLR across Italy.

3 thoughts on “New little camera is impressive”

  1. UPDATE: Yeah, I’m definitely not taking the SLR to Italy. Roman ruins? Point & shoot. Mt. Etna? Point & shoot. A pizza a day? Point & shoot. This will be a good test to see what I miss about the SLR – I assume I’ll miss the 200mm lens, and not much else. I know I won’t miss the weight and worrying about hanging a silver 200mm lens conspicously around my neck everywhere I go.


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