I’ve gotten in the habit of carrying my digital camera with me everywhere…never know when you might want to take a picture! I grabbed it the other night to take when I rode in the golf cart with Don and afterwards we were going to a farm to check a job. The main thing I took was books because I knew I’d read most of the time we were gone. 🙂 When it got close to dark we noticed that the sun was pretty, very red and getting low fast so I whipped out my camera to take some pictures. BUT, the camera sorta died on me! I figured it needed a battery so didn’t think too much of it right then. I was a little bummed when we came upon the fires out in the wheat fields, thought I couldn’t take pics but we used Don’s cell phone and then I emailed them home while he finished checking the job. For cell phone pics they weren’t too bad. I had a bit of a melt-down moment later in the night though….I remembered that usually the camera gives me a few “warnings” about low battery and then it closes when it is just about out of juice. It didn’t do any of that, it opened and then nothing! It was late and I didn’t feel like running to Walmart to get another battery to see if that would fix it; I actually tossed and turned some during the night over it, silly! (I’ m going to a birthday party this weekend and I didn’t want to miss taking pictures! And I did NOT want to have to buy a camera spur of the moment!) I depend on that thing too much and use it way more than I should I suppose. To my great relief the new battery took care of it! I’ve had the camera 4 years now, it’s the first digital I’ve had and I have no idea how long they last. Cameras have changed a lot since I first got mine so it might be time to look for another one anyway. I would much rather get one before something happened to mine! Stacy got a newer one a while back but I’m not sure she’s 100% happy with it because it has a delay before it flashes, is that right Stacy? So I’m wondering if anyone else has a camera that they love, it has features that they love and it works really well…. could you leave me a comment and tell me what yours is! I might want to think about a new one sometime soon so any ideas would be helpful. Thanks internet friends!
I believe I’ll buy a back up battery today and keep with me at all times!

13 Responses to “Strike a Pose”

  1. Dawn Says:

    i carry my camera all time too. and i always have at least one extra battery in my camera bag. i *hate* dead batteries. i think i have a version of the Kodak Stacy has, and if her complaint is the same is mine, mine sometimes takes a while to focus. usually just in low light or high action situations though. i love the quality of photos my camera produces! often just a little tweak in Picasa (my photo editing/organizing program)!

  2. Coach J Says:

    My parents bought my hubby and I one for Christmas a few years back. It’s a Kodak EasyShare with a printer dock, and we love it. But I don’t have extra batteries, or anything. I try to carry it everywhere, but I find I still forget it often.

  3. Lynne Says:

    I have a Vivitar and like it, but it does do that pause thing sometimes. Shelby has a really neat Kodak that’s the size of her cell phone. It doesn’t have a lens that pops out so it stays really little.

  4. Lynne Says:

    Oh, forgot. Yes, the header on my blog is my house. We really like it. I think it’s one of the best looking in our neighborhood! Most of the houses here are big 2 story houses, with only a few ranches thrown in. And all the other ranches have an all brick front – they all look alike. (I just realized I used the word all 3 times in that sentence!)

  5. Stacy Says:

    Whew, close call! I’m glad it was just the battery and it hadn’t died on you. Especially before AC’s birthday this weekend.

    Mine is a Kodak P850, and it’s just a bit slow on the focus/shutter release. It is not an SLR so it doesn’t have a fast shutter response time, like I want. Amanda just got a new really small Kodak that she was using and it looks really nice. I’ll have to find out the model number. It’s tiny and barely bigger than the palm of my hand, but it has like 6 or 7 megapixels. Looks really nice.

    Hope you get some good ideas 🙂 I think I’m going to try an SLR in the next year or so.

  6. annie Says:

    My digital camera died. I had bought it when Izzy was in the hospital out of state, we stayed there with her for the couple of months and I wanted to send pictures with our updates. It only lasted about 2 years. I bought it in Dallas at a radio shack… but bought Amanda a HP from dell later (while mine still worked) that I share with her now because she doesn’t use it too much. I need to buy another, because I’m sure she will take it to Montreal so I will be void of a camera for two whole weeks. Bailey has one of those cameras that take film footage too. He hasn’t used it much (it was a Christmas present) so I’m not sure of the quality. Maybe I’ll try that out since I just bought a fridge (and a new freezer) ugh.
    I’m glad yours was only a battery issue. I can only put those special batteries in Amanda’s, it won’t even turn on with normal batteries…

  7. Dawn P Says:

    Hey girl. I got my first digital camera the Christmas before last and love love love it. It’s a Cannon Powershot S2 IS. My sister in law liked it so much she went and got the same camera, then found out friend has the same camera and loves it too. I have the batteries that you charge and always have the extra in my camera bag just in case. I went to use my camera once and the battery was dead so I started keeping another set with me.

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  9. Lauren S. Says:

    Mine is a Fujifilm FinePix. I love it. I do get prints of my digital pictures, and they are always so colorful and vivid. I would recommend it!

  10. Susanne Says:

    That pause thingy can be controled on my camera. I can’t remember what it’s for though, and my book is not handy. Maybe Stacy’s is the same way.

    I have a Sony Cyber-shot DSCS600 and I love it. While I don’t know fully how to use every feature yet, one of the features I really love is the immediate on. You turn it on and it’s ready to go right away. Some other digitals I looked at had a longer turn on time and therefore you miss your shot.

  11. Debi Says:

    I always carry our camera, too. Well, except for the really important moments, when I sometimes forget…lol. I don’t really have any recommendations, but we’re currently looking into a new one, too. Rich has been setting aside all the money he makes “on the side” so we can buy a nice one. Now, I’m afraid the money should probably go towards braces instead, but we’ll see. Good luck with your search!

  12. Dianne Says:

    SOmetimes I think we need a new camera too but i’ve fallen off the wagon lately with posting pics to my online album, to share with the fam. Let us know if you get one you like. Ours has that annoying pause too; I think it’s the digital focusing.

    I see you won another book – congrats.

  13. sherry Says:

    Sorry this is off topic, but I made the shrimp and wild rice casserole last night and it was out of this world! So rich and yummy!

    Hubby finished it off last night, so there will be no quesadillas this time 🙁 But I can see how they would be insanely good and next time I will make sure to hide the leftovers!


    oh ps — I was thinking it would be good with chicken and broccoli in place of the green peppers and shrimp as well … you think?

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