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December 08, 2008



I just got the Canon Powershot 590 on Saturday because my fancy digital rebel that I've had for over 6 years broke down. I knew I was going to get another rebel but needed something in the meantime that was inexpensive and a bit more portable.

I went with the 590 because of so many great reviews and the fact that Amazon has it for $110! I like the size of it and the feel. It feels a little toy'ish because of the plastic case but it's been good so far. It's small enough to fit in my purse pocket and has all the functions I wanted (including image stabaliser - need that with all my Urth!!)

You can see it here: http://tinyurl.com/6yn7yh

But I'm lusting after the Canon Xsi Rebel (http://preview.tinyurl.com/6q8jhb) and will get that as my high-end camera.


I've been lusting after an SLR but can't afford it (yet). I've been very happy with the Canon PowerShot A95 that I bought a few years ago. I like that it has many shooting modes, 5 mega pixels, and a flip screen (since I'm usually alone when I'm trying to get photos of myself, this is a big help). It is a bit larger than the tiny point and shoots out there now, but I don't mind this because the quality and reliability are great. Really, I think that you can't go wrong with most Canons.

Happy camera shopping!


SLR!!! Just do it! About 8 years ago I thought it was time to get with the times and put my film SLR cameras to rest. I asked my friends (including yourself!) their thoughts on digital cameras and ended up with a great little Canon Powershot A85 that really did the digital trick. Ideal for snap shots and website photos. But somewhere along the way I lost my excitement about photography. Then I bit the bullet and bought a Nikon D40 (at a very good discount price with an additional lens) and WOW!!!! This is what I was missing! So many more ways to play with capturing the image. I'd never go back. The bulk and additional weight of the camera are well worth the potential creativity. Let me know if you'd like any more info. See you next weekend!


i haven't checked out your blog for a while, but it must be fate that i'm checking it out today and seriously thinking of buying this: http://www.panasonic.ca/english/audiovideo/camerascamcorders/digitalstill/DMCLX3.asp

it's a point-n-shoot but with more (manual) features, and smaller than a digital slr - which i can see myself having a hard time lugging around.
i think they can be had for a cheaper price too...


I think you may want to give Canon another shot - my Elph had the same issue - black viewfinder- and was fixed since it was a known defect in the camera. We had it fixed about six months ago and havent had any problems since. The camera is five years old - so way out of warranty. My understanding was it was some sort of recall.

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Just try also the Olympus digital slr :-)

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