Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Just sittin' here wastin' time

Posting on my blog is such a great way to avoid doing things that would be truly productive.

I could make up a long list of things I could or rather SHOULD be doing instead of posting. I won't list those things though because it would be boring, and then I might actually start to feel guilty and that isn't fun for any of us.

So I have been shopping around and doing a little research on digital cameras. I got some Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket baby!

I don't need anything terribly fancy, just something that will take decent pictures, but I find myself overwhelmed by the enormous array of options. Ultimately the decision will come down to price, but it is kind of fun to see what I could get were my funds unlimited.

Hopefully I will get the opportunity to go out and get my new toy this weekend. I hope to have it by Saturday evening. We have a grown-ups only gathering planned for New Years Eve, and you just never know what crazy things can happen when you get a bunch of parents with small children together without the children present. All bets are off I tell you!!

It's going to be wild I tell you. Dinner out, then games, beverages, and snacks at Chez B.

A far cry from the drunken New Year's Eve parties of my youth. Some of you out there may (or may not, there was a lot of drunkeness) recall a couple of those.

Good times...Good times.

I am hoping to make it until midnight this year. Keep your fingers crossed for me.


The Girl in Black said...

We just upgraded from a 2 megapixel to a 7.1 mp camera. There is a BIG difference in the quality of the pics.

In my opinion, you really don't have to worry about how many times-zoom you get. If it has the options you want (redeye reduction, b&w or sepiatone setting, etc) and a decent megapixel count, you're golden.

The more megapixels you get, the larger prints you can make. So if you want one that will take your daily snapshots, but also make a good gift for grandma of a 8x10 of the girls, look for a 4-5 megapixel camera. Our 7.1 mp one will print up to 16x20 shots, although I don't see that I'll need it.

PS: Zercher's at 21st and Gage has an online service. Prints are only $.19 each, and rich in color. They don't have an one-hour service that I know of, but they are still quick about it. Usually one business day turnaround.

Missy said...

Thanks for the info. I was thinking along the 4-5 range, since I am a pretty casual user. Man a 16x20...That is pretty big, but might be fun to do once just to see.

The Girl in Black said...

No doubt! Good luck on your search. You'll be set with a 4-5 mp one. Zoom shots will still look good, and it won't cost you a ton to get big prints made. Have fun!

Ted Carter said...

Yeah; I wouldn't go for anything lower than 5mps at this point. And if you want zoom, look at what the optical zoom is; digital zoom is crap.