This past weekend my camera decided to die. I find this a bit funny, because just a week or so ago, I was telling Hubs that I wanted to buy a new camera. Ya'll may remember the recent post about my refund that I'll be getting from Sony - well, the speakers I returned were a Christmas present from my hubby, so I told him I wanted to use the money to get a replacement Christmas present :) and that present would be a new camera.
|I wore this to go see my friend's Bf's band play!|
Which led to a conversation with the hubs about why a camera when I have one that already works. Well, the why was simple to me. I've been using a point and shoot camera since we got one as a wedding gift 3 years ago. I want to try my hand at learning more about photography and to do that I would like a better camera. Husband, on the other hand, couldn't wrap his brain around getting another camera when I already have one that works. He can't imagine the pictures from one to the next would be that different.
Now, I'm not looking to get a DSLR. That is entirely too much camera and waaaaaay too much money to spend on something I may not be good at or enjoy. However, there are some really decent bridge cameras out there that are priced well, and will give me a lot of the setting functionality that a DSLR has. I know there are some limitations, but if I find myself really loving photography and wanting to get a better camera, well, then I can save for a DSLR.
Saturday morning, Hubs started emailing me links to cameras while he was in class. That was his way of saying he was on board. :) How cute. Then Saturday afternoon I went to turn on my point and shoot camera. And it wouldn't come on.
Thinking I must have drained the battery Friday night unknowingly, I plugged it in. After charging, I tried it this morning and the camera still wouldn't turn on. I did some research and tried a few things, but to no avail. I think I need to take the camera to a camera shop and see what they have to say. Regardless of a new bridge camera, it would still be nice to have a lightweight, easy to put in your bag point and shoot camera. But if it costs more than $20 or $30 to fix, it might not be worth it.
So right now I'm camera-less. Which means I'm being super lazy about putting myself together on a daily basis - at least for now since I have a stockpile of photos to post while I sort out the camera sitch. I haven't gotten Sony's check yet, and I might not get it for another month (they said 4-6 weeks) but just this morning the camera I've been eyeing for a couple of weeks now came available on one of those daily deal sites for half price. I just might scoop it up. Regardless, I'm planning on taking the point and shoot to the closest camera store and just seeing what they have to say.
|I liked how my hair turned out!!|