In the meantime, our 5-year-old point & shoot camera, the Canon A80, has gotten unbearably out-of-date. I've tried other people's P&S cameras and they are so much faster to turn on as well as refresh between pictures. Though our A80 has served us well for the past few years, it has recently made it impossible to catch those rare photos of Josh doing something for only a few seconds!
So, we finally decided that we need a new P&S camera. Unfortunately, we had to dig into the DSLR fund to do it (sorry, Bri!). We knew we would get a Canon again - brand loyalty says everything when you love a product. We hummed and hawed over getting today's version of our A80 or going for a segway into the DSLR market. As most indecisive people do, we decided in the end to go for a camera somewhere in the middle.
We've had the camera for a month and I've been really happy with it so far - can you really go wrong with any Canon digital P&S camera? I can't really do a summary of what I like about the camera since the only camera I can compare it to is 5 years-old (so, basically, I like EVERYTHING about the camera)! But I really like using it and I've been taking more photos since we bought it. I will try to use more of the features over the next little while.
Here are some photos I took the day we bought the camera. Now, at the rate that we will have to upgrade our P&S camera to keep up with technology, I don't know that Brian will ever get his DSLR!
The first photo ever with our new camera - Josh on a ride at the mall!
The second photo ever with the camera - we could only take about 2 more shots at the mall because the 15MB memory card that came with the camera was full!
Me knowing absolutely nothing about photography and playing with some of the manual settings. And the rest of the photos are testing out the super awesome 10x optical zoom with some close-ups...