I done got me a new camera.
Now, now ... before the "Canon" vs "Nikon" argument begins, I must say that I am a Nikon girl. I love Nikon ... BUT when it came to finding a "point-and-shoot" camera, I decided to go with the masses and check out the Canon.
I also looked at Olympus and Sony.
But I left with the G12 - an investment for sure, and after not owning a point-and-shoot for the last few years, it seemed worth it.
My hubby and I were out of town for a few days (more on that later ...), and I reallllly didn't want to lug around my D300S and all of its lenses. It's a pain, to say the least. Especially since most of our vacation was going to be enjoyed at different amusement parks - not the best place for an SLR to hang when its owner is rippin' it on a coaster.
The last point-and-shoot I owned was bought when Mattias was born - almost 7 years ago. And then, after investing in SLR cameras, a point-and-shoot seemed like a backwards move. And - it really is. But, still so necessary I think.
What I liked about my G12? Welllll ... so many things. First off - it's so much smaller than my SLR *grin*. I mean ... the freedom that came from having a small camera hang around my neck and still be out of the way? It was CRAZY *grin*! I loved the movable screen - it tilts and allows you to take photos/video of yourself while viewing it. Loved that.
I have a lot to learn about it - but keeping things simple and on "auto" - worked pretty well. I turned the auto flash off ... hate flashes. And I wasssss frustrated with the slow shutter speed - especially when we were on a tour bus and things were flying by and I missed the shot over and over again ...
I'm spoilt with my 6-frames-a-second-SLR.
When I uploaded the pics, they were really vibrant and clear. Again, not as great as my SLR by any means - I'm also used to shooting in RAW rather than jpeg - but all in all ... it was a great little camera.
It's not cheap ... and we chose to spend a little more because of it's video capabilities. We actually don't have a video that uses cards, so it was worth it to get an "all in one" for us.
So. I just got back - no real photos to share yet ... I was still shutter-happy with this camera and took over 400+ photos for the 4 days we were away. We had a great time with our friends and it was a spontaneous few days away. I can't wait to share the stories and pics with you ... but I'm behind on some RHP work, so those images have to come first.
Clients before personal, right? *grin*.
Ok ... Well. Maybe just a couple ... this is while we were waiting for our car ...
... this was on Rodeo Drive ...
... this was Disneyland ... without kids. I know. Such a sin.
... and a kiss off of the Santa Monica pier ...
Not a bad little camera, eh? Totally edited - yes. But still ...
OK ... what else? Well ... I've discovered a love for the elliptical machine ... I worked out at the hotel's gym every morning, even though we spent our entire day walking. And I came home without gaining, despite my love for authentic Mexican cuisine *grin* (we weren't in Mexico ...). I'm planning a long run for tomorrow ... maybe.
Tonight ... Jillian.
Have a great one!