Meet my new baby. I've been wanting a new camera, I just couldn't decide which one to choose. Right now I'm using my Canon A80 which is about 8 or more years old. Before making my choice I read every review on the on-line stores and searched every category I could think of.
Wednesday I drove to the Ritz Camera Store to talk with an informative sales person. I explained what I wanted to do with the camera and he offered a few choices. They were the Nikon, Canon and Sony, all SLR's. He said the new Sony's are excellent. He then showed me some point and shoot cameras with burst mode. I thought only the SLR's offered this feature. He told me they had a mode that would not shoot until the person was smiling and would tell you if they closed their eyes. Can you believe that!! After playing with each camera and lens I thought the Nikon d40 would be my best choice.
Thursday I researched the on-line stores and the local stores (you know who they are) for the best price. I was warned that some of the on-line stores may be cheaper but are grey cameras. I decided to get the camera from Ritz and I am getting the kit lens and the 55x200 VR zoom lens. Ritz is having a sale starting Sunday so I was told I could come down and pick mine up on Saturday. They are also offering a few weeks of training. I'll need that. So that is what I did today.
On my way home I stopped by my son's to give his wife, Amber her birthday present. Brian was out riding his dirt bike. Shortly after I got there he called and said he as on his way home, so I decided to stay long enough to see him. I showed him my new camera and he started shooting some pictures. Here is the first picture shot from my new camera. His cat Dot.
After a few more shots of Dot he took several pictures of Katie. I've only included one here.
It wasn't until I got home that I had the opportunity to try out my new baby. Of course, I took a few pictures of CC. I know she looks awful, but she has an appointment with the doggy beauty parlor on Monday. It was about this time my battery went low. The salesperson told me I would need to charge the battery before taking a lot of pictures.
The slr digital camera is so different than my old Canon. It will take some time for me to get use to it and be able to show everyone my pictures. All of these photos were shot with the automatic setting. All the pictures can be enlarged.
That battery should be charged so I'm off to take more pictures.
Saturday, June 21
@ 4:52 PM