When my camera died my sister offered to send me her old Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS that she doesn't use anymore. I was excited at the prospect of a really affordable fix to my camera problem... but I'm not too stoked on it. Perhaps I just need to learn how to use it better?
I am not thrilled with how these photos turned out compared to my old point-and-shoot. My first digital camera was a Kodak Easyshare - and I decided I didn't want one again. It's also bigger and bulky which doesn't make it easy for traveling, camping or backpacking - PLUS it sucks out battery power like you wouldn't believe! I'm frustrated.
(But thank you sister + dad for sending it! I really do appreciate it. =)
This was my old camera. I really liked the quality of photos this Canon Powershot SD1000 took, and it had a fantastic depth of field/macro setting for a point-and-shoot. On our honeymoon the lens got stuck open and the internet forums complained a lot about this problem and suggested the best solution was to "bang it on a table." It worked at that moment, but perhaps this is why the lens is jammed and doesn't focus anymore...
So I told Ross I was just going to break down and order a new one, he sympathized and told me to just do it. It's an Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 in green. This thing is supposedly waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof - therefore, it will be great for all the adventures Ross and I go on. It's just so hard for me to function without a good camera. I suppose either way there will be a learning curve... but I also need something super portable, durable and lightweight as well. I hope I like this one! Plus it doesn't have a lens to open and get jammed.
I'm going to be in the mountains for the next few days with my Summer Block at the North Cascades Institute. Should be a lot of fun and very interesting - I'll be back on Friday. See you then!