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Camera Obsessed-ish

My trusty point and shoot camera, my Canon SD850 IS is on it’s death throws. I’m sad because it has been an excellent camera since Daniel bought it for me back in 2007. I’ve loved the photo quality and for my level of photo skills it has been perfect. But now, the focus function on it is on the fritz and the camera is essentially useless. It no longer focuses on anything and most of my photos are now blurry if I take it.

It’s sort of worked out since my phone takes excellent photos and I haven’t traveled anywhere that requires a lot of photography in a long time. Now that my trip to Europe is coming up, I have again thought about getting a camera. I’d like to get a real camera with lenses and all that, but I’ve never been one to sit there and lug around a huge bag of stuff. I’ve always preferred to take something out of my pocket and take a few quick photos and be off to the next stop. Granted, I’d love some upgrades to the Gorn photos, but not necessarily something that I’d spend a fortune on.

I’ve seen a new Canon point and shoot, the SX-700 and based on it’s 30x optical zoom and 16.1 megapixel sensor, it seems like the one for me. Add to it WiFi uploading to your phone, and I think I have the best of both worlds. It’s also currently on sale this week – so might check out Best Buy or another online retailer on Black Friday to see if I can get some additional money off and have something for the trip.

Maybe I will talk myself into spending the extra 200 bucks on a DSLR, but no telling! Once I do get a new camera, I’ll certainly post some test photos!