Power Shot

Watch out world! I’ve got a working camera again! Technically my old camera (a Nikon Coolpix 3100) never stopped working, but it’s become woefully inadequate over time. The battery door is broken, it runs through batteries in a heartbeat, and it’s painfully slow. The battery-related issues are the worst though. It used to be able to take at least 150 pictures on a full battery charge, but now even new batteries only last for around 20-30 pictures or so. I’m not sure why.

Well, that’s not a problem anymore. As of wednesday, I’m the happy owner of a Canon PowerShot SD600. Jessica picked up the same camera a short while ago, and she is quite enamored with it. I played around wth it a bit, and decided that it was time for me to upgrade. And an upgrade it is. I’ve taken at least 100 pictures on less than an hour’s worth of charging of the battery. The camera takes less than a second to power up, and snaps pictures a ton faster than the old one. In short, I’m happy.

The only thing I’m not happy with is that my additional memory card hasn’t arrived yet. I found a 2GB card for around $14, and ordered it along with a few spare batteries. The tracking information shows that the USPS recieved the shipping order on the 6th – the same day my camera shipped – yet it hasn’t even been picked up yet. Grr. That means I have to suffer with the 16MB card that came with the camera and offload the images constantly.

Much of the pictures I’ve taken are of the same boring variety as the pictures I normally take. We’ll see if that situation improves. This is the only one so far that I think is interesting…


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