My Kyle and a Rita

11 November 2008

Veteran’s Day/Armistice Day

I worked all day (except for one brief errand) and could hardly wait for Kyle to get home from work.  Tonight was camera-buying night.

We have been researching this purchase for quite some time.  Kyle—because he’s always looking for better technological gadgets, and me—because I am picky!  I knew I wanted something fairly small, but more importantly, something able to take decent close-up and zoom shots.  Low-light shooting is nice, but not at the expense of small size, or ease of use.  And, one of my biggest particulars—AA batteries!  Not these little proprietary rectangular things.  I want to be able to walk into any drug store, grocery store, gift shop, the world over, and buy batteries for my camera! 

The answer, it seemed was the Canon Power Shot SX110 IS. It’s relatively new, so there isn’t too much about it floating around out there, yet.  But, what was written about it, made me feel pretty confident about it. 

So, that’s what we bought.  I’ve taken only a dozen or so shots with it, so far, but it seems like it’s going to be just fine.  As soon as I figure it all out, that is!

Dinner tonight at Abuelo’s—celebrating the new acquisition.  I’m expecting that Kyle’s photo from today will be a shot of my new camera.  I’ll keep reporting on it, as I learn all it has to offer.  Sadly, I’m too tired tonight to read the manual!