Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My New Camera

You may remember I broke my old camera a few months ago and was on the search for a replacement. My replacement is a Canon Powershot SD1200 is and I can't say enough good things about it. I think the photographs have been excellent at 10 MP (judge for yourself though, the last 2 months worth of posts have used this camera); it's tiny and fits into my pocket and is super easy to use. My previous camera was also a canon powershot from 2002 but the difference is really amazing; Technology has come so far!Recently at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, I got a chance to see just how far camera technology has advanced. Above you see a number of cameras from the last century in all shapes and sizes.
This Ansco Cadet has the most enormous flash but is basically the 1960s version of my canon amateur powershot. You need luggage to tote this thing around though, definitely NOT pocket size!
This Thorton-Pickard Mark III Aerial gun from 1915 was used during WWI to spy on the enemy. I wouldn't advise this for everyday use unless you want an adventure in prison!
This little promotional velveeta camera was probably my favorite; so cute! I don't know if you had to save up UPC points from boxes or not to earn this, but it was definitely worth it!
Sidenote: this is not a paid advertisement of the Canon! Actually, the camera did have a fault in that it did not include a memory card and so was not 'ready to use' ! This is a very annoying thing to find out after you get it home and can't even try it out till you find an SD card!!! Canon - include basic memory cards with your cameras, please!

20 comments:

Lord Cowell said...

Happy Snapping :-)

Kerry said...

Like a Luddite, I too put off getting a new camera until last June. My old one was from the 90s! A real dinosaur. I love my new Canon and am still amazed at all the features.
Who buys a Velveeta cam?

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Thanks for all the great info and pictures!!! The Velveta camera looks like it could be in a spy movie spoof!

La Petite Gallery said...

I ony have my little kodak I carry in my purse. Those are some really great cameras. I have a cannon, never use. Thanks for sharing,

yvonne

Pigtown-Design said...

I have an SD1100 and LOVE it!

Janet said...

That last camera is making me hungry!

Karena said...

Stefan, love your new camera ,(a little envious) Fun to see the Smithsonian display as well.

Come and join my giveaway.

Karena
Art by Karena

David said...

I have a Powershot too and I love it. When I bought it I thought the 10 megapixels might be overkill, but after our vacation pics came out so well I'm nothing but glad.

This Photographer's Life said...

I just bought that camera this weekend! I am upset though, because it said it was fish eye, but I can't make it do that.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Photographer -the special features are all hidden behind complicated menus -i gave up on trying to figure out how to use them! If you figure it out - please let me know!!!

Bart Boehlert said...

Let me know if the lense gets stuck out! My Canon did, twice : (
BB

ArchitectDesign™ said...

So far so good, Bart, but I'll let you know! I think I told you thats how my last one died -but after 7 years of hard use I didn't think much of it.

Marija said...

So the cherry blossom pic was snapped with that camera? That's a ringing endorsement. Loved that shot. I like that this isn't a huge monstrosity of a camera and still does the trick - and well! Marija

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Yes, Marija -cherry pictures and all of the previous posts too -including this one. I love this camera! It was hard to get a good pictures of the camera collection in the dim lighting though so they're a bit fuzzy.

Hartwood Roses said...

Greetings from another happy Canon PowerShot shooter. Mine is the SD750 ... it's old as dirt ... and I love it enough to have hunted down a replacement LCD to repair it when I had it in my back pocket and sat on a rock. Congrats on your new camera!

little augury said...

I think This is what I have, I am not a camera,phone person-barely can name my car model-BUT the camera must have a good person taking the pictures, regardless of what they say-"anyone can...-Ha!. You my dear are a wonderful photographer. pgt

home before dark said...

I bought a 10 pixel Sony several years ago when I entered the New Age (can you believe I was not on the internet for over 10 years—kept buying limestone for the garden instead of new computer. Bought new camera and ipod, too. Still a bit a a newby on both. In fact, tecnology changed so much in last two years almost dinosaurs at birth. I keep telling mself I must force myself into this, but so far it's a bit of a pile. Glad, however, you have power in your hands. Looking forward to see more, more, more please.

Kwana said...

Congrats on the new camera. Happy picture taking.

Eric H said...

I would use the Velveeta camera for spying on people in the grocery store. How clever!

I've bought SD cards on ebay for under $10 and there's always lots of them so I recommend people going there for them, but agreed they should at least include a low capacity "starter" one with the camera.

Bart Boehlert said...

Question: there is an SD1400, did you look at that one?
BB