New Toy

I got a new toy this weekend, a Canon PowerShot SD800 IS camera, replacing my venerable Nikon, which was nice enough but pretty low-tech by comparison. So far, I like it a lot, although I think the cost of memory cards is quite a racket!

Here’s one of the first pictures I’ve taken with it:


Aren’t they adorable?

The new camera takes surprisingly good pictures of Blackjack, who usually just looks like a black blob with yellow eyes.

2 thoughts on “New Toy”

  1. That’s the most-recent incarnation of the camera that both Susan and Camille have, I think? Over the last five years, digital camera costs have gone down by about 33% per year, while the megapixels go up one … 900/3MP, 700/4MP, 550/5MP, 450/6MP, 400/7MP …

    Actually, the really cool part about this year’s cameras is the increasing availability of high-zoom, image-stabilized lens. It still takes a bigger camera body to mount a good lens for fine detail, but the compact/subcompact are getting better all the time (c.f. the picture of Blackjack).

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