Monday, November 26, 2007

New Camera

After over a year without a camera, I finally bit the bullet this past weekend and bought a camera. And it has been one of those "Why didn't I do this sooner??" moments where I have remembered my long lost love of taking pictures. A lot of them. And to think I thought I was content just stealing other people's cameras and then nagging them to post the pics online. Ha.

But as with all things that I do, I couldn't just buy a camera. I had to buy a CAMERA. As previously discussed, I hate buying technology. Perhaps that's why I let my deadzo camera sit in my desk at work for 8 months just... sitting there. As if I would take it in to get fixed or... something. Almost laughable. Maybe I was just still bitter at whomever it was who spilled a drink at my 22nd birthday party (oh what a disaster THAT night was) on said camera that was state-of-the-art. Back in the forgone era of 2006. For whatever reason, I couldn't manage to get myself to buy a new one. But with Thanksgiving weekend entailing not only quality family time with my most adorable of little cousins AND my high school reunion, it was at long last time to say goodbye to the old and hello to something new and sleek and wonderful.

My one criteria was that I buy a camera that fit my memory stick from my old camera. Because hey, why spend another $80 when I already have a perfectly good memory stick? Oh but welcome to the world of technology-changes-every-five-seconds-and-your-clunky-memory-stick-is-a-hunk-of-junk.
I'm not even kidding you, the salesman (who all but asked for my number while selling me a camera... oh no wait, he did, for their "records") looked at the memory stick and said, "This is a memory stick?" as if I had pulled out a vinyl record and tried to pawn it off as a CD. Thanks for the vote of confidence.

So, with my whole one criteria out the window, it was a free-for-all in Best Buy. My brother (aka: defender against Liz getting scammed) was of no help, as he had long since been distracted by Guitar Hero III on wide screen TV that was just begging to be played. So I was left with Salesman X and a line of cameras that all looked pretty much the same to me. Basically my worst nightmare played out in real human life.

All he had to say was "touch screen" and I was hooked. You're telling me that the entire camera is operated by touching a little 3" screen? Kiiiind of like having my very own iPhone but minus the phone? Done and done. I didn't need to look further. The "taking pictures in HD" was an added bonus. I had my camera. My wonderful new camera. And memory stick. And carrying case. And accident insurance. Because heaven knows that that $40 will be well worth it if in 1 year and 11 months one of my drunky McDrunkerson friends once again decides that my camera is the best place to pour their Rum and Diet Coke. And then I'll just walk into Best Buy and get a brand spankin new camera.

I like it. I love it. I want some more of it.
Stay tuned for lots and lots of pictures courtesy of my Sony Supershot T-70.

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