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Happy New Year!

Jane is fierce
Wishing you a healthy, prosperous, and happy 2010.

I didn't do "year in review" things. (My short synopsis was that my health got better, Obama is president, and I finally got on Facebook -GOOD, but I got laid off and too many people I love died, which bites.) I also was not keen on the idea of "decade in review" because I started off 2000 (after the go-go-go of Y2k prep) basically having a nervous breakdown, although it does lend perspective to my current "meh" state. ("HEY! I'm not being screamed at, at home and at work!")

I need some advice from the camera-savvy on my list! My digicam seems to be dying - it worked fine in June, but when I found it again in the fall, its screen is streaky even after I put the newly charged batteries in. I have some Amazon.com gift cards (which I bought by pouring my change into a Coinstar machine - thank you Margaret for that tip) so I'm thinking it's time to get a new one.

I take "group shots", pix of my cats, landscape shots, and like taking photos of my food, so something with a good short-range capacity would be ideal.

If I can reuse anything from my Canon S410 Powershot, so much the better.

Ideal Price range: under 300 (I had a LOT of change and I've found more!)

Thanks folks.

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felician_logic
Jan. 3rd, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
The Canon line of POwershots is GREAT. Thats what I started shooting with back when I was doing Tableau Vivante. Very versatile and they do all the things you want with good results.
cat_herder
Jan. 3rd, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Stick with powershots. They are wonderful, pocket sized, and give you what you need.
pperiwinkle
Jan. 4th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
He Who Plagues gave me the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Black 12.1 MP 2.5" 230K Vari-Angle LCD 20X camera after my old Powershot was stolen in the break-in. Let me tell you, I'm loving this camera! It's a bit over $300, but you might keep an eye out for sales this time of year. It does macro great, and the 20X zoom is amazing.


Here's a couple of pictures I took trying to learn how t use the macro: http://pperiwinkle.livejournal.com/2940.html#cutid1

It is almost too much camera, but I am having so much fun with it.
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