Monday, May 4, 2009
After forking over my old Casio Exilim to my mom who started to use it religiously, my search for the perfect camera at a reasonable price has ended with the Canon PowerShot XS10 IS Digital Camera. To sum it up in the words of the Canon company:
"Whether the action is fast or slow, close up or far away, you'll always get the shot you want with the PowerShot SX10 IS. This camera puts you on the cutting edge of advanced technology, with an incredibly powerful 20x Optical Zoom, 10-megapixel resolution, and new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high-performance face and motion detection."
All for the internet-researched price of $219. Originally, I was going to buy a Nikon CoolPix for the same price at Costco, but I knew I'd regret buying it. Besides, I've wanted to try a Canon for a while now, it was only a matter of time before I bought myself a legend. Although this particular camera isn't the best, keep in mind that I am a poor college student and, also, not a professional photographer. But, believe me, if I could I'd buy the new Rebel T1 in a heartbeat.
I've always liked taking pictures of everything and anything, but I never gave the ever-popular art form of photography much thought. Thanks to a friend of mine, Ioana, I've really come to enjoy photography. She recently showed me a website that I think is especially cute and amazing called theoneswelove.org in which select photographers were asked to take six pictures of the ones they loved (hence the website's name) and write a short reasoning as to why they did. Just go to the category of "Photographers" and click on a name. I particularly like Anna-Liisa Liiver.
With my new Canon, I'm hoping to not only be able to take pictures of the ones I love, the places I go, the things I do, but inspire myself and have fun with the endless possibilities a camera holds. In short, I'm excited!
Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming photos.