Sunday, July 17, 2005

Next stop in Techie-land--a new laptop

To the gods of technology, I beg your mercy…. Today I did it. I made the commitment. I bought a digital camera online. And the gods snicker, rubbing their hands together knowing full well it will be “obsolete” before I even pay off the credit card bill. When looking at two different models of a similar camera I was considering, someone asked me if one was the updated version of the other and looking at my notes I said, “yeah, this one came out in March 2005 and this one in April 2005.” Amazing. For more than a month I have been wavering, indecisive, treading a fine line on obsessive, reading camera reviews from the Steve’s digicam site and from c-net and more. … Pestering clerks at retail counters asking what kind of camera they own …. At one point I had it narrowed to several Sonys and was simply trying to choose the best camera for me… but then a friend with good intentions decided to point out that the Nikon Coolpix 7900 was certainly the finest camera in the price range I was considering. I hadn’t even bothered to look at anything other than a Sony and now I had to start all over. Fortunately another friend kindly let me borrow his Nikon (though a mere 3200) in order to determine if I liked that sort of camera. I wasn’t really impressed but then I dismissed that because it wasn’t nearly the camera the 7900 was claiming to be. Eventually I selected my favorite from the Sonys (Cyber-shot DSC-W7) and pitted it against the Nikon Coolpix 7900 for a few weeks, changing my mind almost daily and then in a moment of truth, I took the plunge, bought the Sony and now I wait. Apparently 3-4 weeks. I didn’t know it took that long to get anything these days. When they say it will be shipped by ground, they must mean someone is walking it to my door from somewhere in Indiana.

7 comments:

SUE LOU said...

Sorry you waited until now to buy a digital camera. I bought one as soon as I could afford one. I have had mine for at least 4 years and have enjoyed every minute. Just being able to upload images into my PC and crop or alter or whatever has been wonderfull. I have a simple Kodak digital. I bought the one I got because the buttons were bigger and more visible than the others for sale at the time, for a middle ager, an important consideration. Hope you enjoy your camera. Come visit my Blog and see the pictures I have taken with mine. http://sulustars.blogspot.com/.

Carm said...

Until recently I was using my younger sister's digital camera... I borrowed it about a year ago when my film based camera died and I'm ashamed to admit I'm just returning her camera now. I am seriously addicted, which is why it was so difficult to decide what kind of camera to buy.

Christopher Trottier said...

I still got to get me a digital camera.

Anonymous said...

this is just to fricking funny and wierd ...t

Carm said...

t.... is that meant to be a compliment? I think I will take it as such.

marvin said...

Hmmm. Nikon vs. Sony? Quite a tough choice there! This WAS a flat screen 32-inch TV you were looking to buy, right? Because Sony is really the only way to go there! Oh, wait... it was some sort of camera, wan't is? Gee, I wonder if Nikon has any kind of track record in the world of cameras? Like I said, it's a toughie!

Carm said...

No need to mock my decision... Nikon-lover... We're talking digital cameras, now. It's a different world, isn't it?

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