Finally! Yay! My new camera was delivered yesterday. It was hard to wait almost a week for it, but the deal I got was worth it (good price, free shipping). Too bad it was dark when I got home so I couldn't take any really pretty pictures. I am so very excited to try it out this weekend... but, oh goodness, looks like the forecast is for rain. Seriously, doesn't that just figure. I will just have to set up some additional indoor lighting and practice while photographing the tutorial I am working on.
It was really hard to choose what camera to get. I went with Canon because it is within my comfort zone. I have had Canon camera's forever. My old school film SLR is a Rebel from way back when Andre Agassi had long hair and short shorts in the commercials. I still love it, but hardly ever take it out to play anymore. I researched for at least a month before choosing the Powershot SX110IS. It has 9MP and 10x optical zoom. It is a bit larger and heavier than many point and shoots - I love this because it actually feels like a real camera in my hand. It allows me to take pictures on auto, with many shooting modes and manually. I like this freedom and think it will help me experiment more with my photos. And lastly, I LOVE the 3 inch LCD.
Stay tuned, hopefully the pictures will get better around here. I love that my iPhone has a camera and I can easily email pictures, but the quality is totally lacking - you can see from the photo above. How funny is it that in order to take a picture of my new camera, I had to use my old camera - I just wasn't in the mood for one of those in the mirror holding the camera shots : )