We're Not Happy
Can you feel the stunned silence? That would be coming from me, sitting here in my tumbledown farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, while the arctic wind howls around the darkness outside, staring in disbelief at my broken camera. I can't decide whether I want to hold a little memorial service for it or throw it against a wall.
I need some advice. I was already promised a new camera for Christmas, but I haven't even started researching. (I'm big on doing a lot of legwork before making an important purchase.) All of the photos I've posted on Farmgirl Fare have been taken with my several year old Kodak Easyshare DX3700, so anything will no doubt be an improvement.
Here's what I'd like. Something that is under $300. (Preferably way under.) Size does not matter. I need all the 'auto' stuff I can get, but having manual options would be nice, too. I use the LCD preview thingie instead of the viewfinder. I like the digital zoom. I need it to take excellent landscape shots, as well as close-up food photos. A few weeks ago (did I mention I'm not real tech savvy?) I found the macro setting. That sure is a nice feature.
I will be in the Little City on Wednesday, so another option is to buy an inexpensive interim camera (which would still probably be better than what I'm used to). This camera has served me very well, and I have often been surprised by the amazing quality of the photos it has given me. I should probably do an ad for Kodak, though I guess it would be better if the camera still worked.
Anyway, I would be grateful for any advice you can offer me. In the meantime, I do have some extra farm photos kicking around, so we're not going to disappear or anything. And yes, I happen to have all the pictures for the Oatmeal Toasting Bread post taken, so maybe I'll actually get around to writing it. Nothing like forced incentive. Speaking of which, I guess I'd better sign off and do a little online camera shopping.