Nov
26
2011

  Finally Chose A Camera

I've been considering getting a new camera for months now, but have been plagued with the usual problem-- I always have a difficult time deciding which new camera to get. This is why I tend to keep the same old camera until it literally wears out. And this time, even after that-- the photo sensor on my current camera has had a dead spot for well over a month, but I've persisted in using it despite the black spot on all my photos. All because I couldn't decide what new camera would be best for me.

I'm still not 100% sure of my choice, but I decided to take the plunge and order one. I paid just a little extra so I could pick it up at a local store and return it within 14 days if I don't like it. Hopefully I'll be able to pick it up tomorrow before or after church so I can try it out right away.

It's the Canon - PowerShot SX230HS 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera. It's $130 off the regular price for the "black Friday" weekend specials, so I figured now is probably a pretty good time to give it a try. I think my second choice would be the Canon Elph 300 and the other one I've been considering is the Nikon Coolpix 9100. I've been using the Casio Exilim series for years now, but now that I'm taking mostly kid photos (before I had kids I just took all kinds of random photos) I thought I'd try a model that might be a little better for that. One thing I'm not sure about is the size of the PowerShot. It's a compact camera, but not ultra compact like I'm used to. If it turns out that the PowerShot is too big and/or heavy for me to carry in my purse or jacket pocket, then I'll probably go with the Elph.

I really don't know. I don't know why I'm so mired in indecision when it comes to choosing a camera, I'm usually pretty decisive about other things. It seems like it's even easier for me to choose a car than a camera. Maybe there is something psychological going on that I should examine. But I'm not going to examine it right now-- I've got to focus on getting ready for the next holiday. Maybe I'll think about it next year. Or just put it off until the next time I'll need a new camera. Probably 2015 or so. . .