Saturday, February 10, 2007

I am going to make Persian rice (polo) this evening maybe

I cannot find my digital camera. It was on the verge of breaking, but now it is both almost broken and lost. Dear photographer friends, recommend a digital camera for me that is no more than $500.

I bought birthday presents for my sisters today. The toy section at Target confused me--I wanted to get them some travel card cames, but I had to navigate the aisles and aisles of pink plastic crap. In the end, I got them some clothes, some scrapbook/journals, and of course I'm sending along some books.

I also splurged on a pair of socks for myself. O sock splurge!


Jessica Smith said...

if you are going to "splurge" on socks target is a good place to do it.

i recently got an Olympus Stylus 710, it was less than half your spending goal, but i like it. but i am not a professional photographer by any means. it works well for me and at 7.1MP was in the price range of most 6.0MPs.

for some reason, saying that made me miss Buffalo.

L.A. Howe said...

lorraine, we have had a sony cybershot DSC-V1, which is a 5.0 megapixel (i know you can get cameras with more megapixels) for over 3 years now, and we are not even thinking of an upgrade for it because we don't feel like we need one. this thing has fantastic resolution and great optics (most of the cybershots these days have carl zeiss lenses). it makes very nice prints up to 20"x30" without even thinking about blurring, and wrh has made posters even bigger than that with a bit o' photoshopping that generated many oohs and aahs. on it's: used under $200, and brand new between $359 and $399 (around what we paid for it brand new 3 years ago, too, so the price hasn't really gone down). you can also get extra macro and telephoto lenses as well as filters for it, so if you want to get all photo-geeky with it, you have that option. the camera has a hotshoe for an external flash. it's not a full-on slr, but its about as close as you can get with a "point-and-shoot" without paying upwards of $1000, and it's possible to get pix to look like you used one of the fancy dancy cameras. i guess it's really a hybrid camera. sorry to sound like i'm in camera sales, but we really like this camera.

mike said...

Some good advice might be to stick w/ either Canon or Nikon. However, I think this camera would be a good fit for you:

and you could probably find it for less somewhere other than B&H. (watch it though!)

Michelle Detorie said...

I really like my cannon a620. the new version 8 megapix and is about 250 bucks at amazon.

I am very impressed that you can do handstands and backbends!