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Went to buy Staples…

Posted 2009.03.24 10.51 in Computers/Internet/Technology, Photography by Stephanie

…and got me a new digital camera too!  Nothing too fancy – yeah I’ve been tempted by a digital SLR with interchangable lenses and all, but they’re so expensive and I so can’t justify that.  But the Staples had some 9MP cameras on their close-out table, and for $90 it was a pretty good score I think.  My prior digital camera (an HP) was starting to fail.  It used proprietary battery packs which were not keeping a charge any more and cost a ton to replace.  This one takes AAs so I can use rechargables or in a pinch, any old Alkelines.  

My iMac with dual heads, and my clutter.

My iMac with dual heads, and my clutter.

This new one is a Kodak “EasyShare C913”, relatively small size, good-size screen.  No optical viewfinder, which I used to insist on but have been using less and less lately.  I don’t know yet how good the lens is (I’m guessing, ‘not very’) but for just snaps here and there, for web pics, it should be acceptable.

If I do decide to get back into photography then at that point I’ll look into a serious DLSR.  For now, a cheapie from the close-out table is good enough.  (Seems to me that I got the HP on closeout too.)

Oh yeah, and I remembered to buy the staples!  Nothing like picking up a $4 box of office supplies and ending up with a $90 toy at the same time. 🙂