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August 27, 2003
hope you can forgive me

Some of the most annoying entries known to blogs are shopping bonanzas. Somebody buys a new toy and just keeps being excited about it for days, weeks. We all anticipate the arrival of the new baby camera, the new baby computer, the new baby who knows what. Then it arrives. Then we all experience the beauty of it, it is so cute, it is the best thing since the invention of the blog, it is just all that... then the next thing follows, often a complaint about the bad monay situation, the lack of food, then the site just goes offline. Okay, I made up the last few steps... but isn't it annoying when somebody goes on and on about their shopping experiences? Wasn't shopping invented to happen in private, secretly, for undisclosed amounts of money, diluted by very personal discounts, secret handshakes, hidden extras... hmm...
Why am I writing all this?... Oh, because nobody bought any of the cameras on my wishlist and because I somehow have the feeling that not having a digital camera these days is like having no radio in the 30's...
(Now I feel a bit stupid...)
So... I did not really think as high end as Florian's Nikon D100, as it is a serious professional camera... And don't we all wish that Sigma SD9 were built by somebody who would allow us to put Canon or Nikon lenses in front of that Foveon - X3 chip?...
I had to think of a more portable solution this time, something that would for easy happy snaps...
I was thinking a bit about this sexy little Leica - D-LUX (Since I really love Leica optics, and trust them in general.) But for more than $800 I would have loved to have the option to work with uncompressed files. Oh well...
So what about the loved Canon G5... It does look really nice in all the pictures, doesn't it?... I played with it at B&H and it was beautiful, but still a bit bulky and still somehow said loudly that it was a serious camera...
So what will I end up buying? It looks very much like it is going to be the Canon S50, wicked little guy, as seen in Digital Photography Review...
I will probably get a 1GB micro drive for it... and some other stuff, maybe not this thing..., most definitely one of those...
Hmm... Did anybody need to know all this?... Probably not... it will certainly help me buy the items...
Oh, and the Canon S50 is the camera used for Slower.net what is there not to love?...

Comments

do you know the sex yet or do you want it to be a surprise?
when is the canon due?

Posted by: m-L-e on August 28, 2003 01:28 AM

shopping is like hunting is like. and yeah not having a digital camera these days is almost stone age. you need one with a very very strong flashlight to the sun. torture your fellow human friends. and post pictures of strange things you saw while walking around in search for good subjects. never just see things whithout thinking how the would look on your digicam. cyberstyle. the world will be interested and im too. blah, blah, blah...i know i should not be wasting my time trying to type smart still...

get the smallest cam you can - youll take it with you more often. its sad the human physis has its limitations concerning miniature items...big chunky (greasy&moist) hands dirting nice high-tech objects..ugh!

Posted by: on August 28, 2003 05:51 AM

I'm sorry but one digital camera is not enough these days. Need 2 at least. One a tiny one like the Casio Exilim. Then something like the Canon S50. But be forwarned. You will find you self carrying both around and still drooling for a SLR high end camera.

Posted by: jr on August 28, 2003 06:44 AM


Watch out for the 4-way controller button on the back of these things... The problem lies in the "set" function used by pushing the controller inward. I have the s30 and this button felt awkward to me from the beginning. Now I take very good care of my gear, but do use it quite a lot, and the set function is now broken- less than a year from purchase ( but luckily still under canon's warranty).

Other than that it's a fine camera. Cheers.

Posted by: gareth on August 28, 2003 09:20 AM
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