Taking Pictures with a New Toy

The Canon Powershot S3ISNot to go all Ken on you, but I am totally loving geeking out over the new camera that I finally picked up on Sunday. It’s taken some mighty fine pictures of Simon already. In fact, it’s taken almost exclusively pictures of Simon, but that’s only because he’s by far the most photogenic thing in our house. Yeah, we don’t get out much.

I’ve been waiting for this camera to be released for a couple of months, after our trusty A70 bit the dust. We could have picked up a less feature-filled (and cheaper) model, but I’m glad we waited for this one. I’ve been really happy with it so far, and I have lots to learn about how to use it to it’s fullest potential.

One benefit to the camera that I didn’t anticipate is that it takes fantastic little video clips. I don’t think it would serve well as a camcorder replacement for things like plays and concerts, but for the short little clips that we want to take of Simon and Casey, it’s perfect. I’ll upload some video in a couple of days for you to check out.

This camera seems to be the right middle ground between what we had before and upgrading all the way to a DSLR. I can’t wait to get outside at some point (maybe to Great Falls or downtown DC) and see what kind of pictures it will take outside.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that it is because of the generosity of both of our parents that we’re able to purchase such a fine camera. Thanks Mom & Dad (both sets)!

2 thoughts on “Taking Pictures with a New Toy

  1. patterson, gail, bob, david, greg and laura or lauren….Tell sarah and david kirkland hello from the galligans….we wish you well from california and virginia!smile and wink

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