Friday, July 20, 2007


This is the camera I've just ordered from Target. It meets my fairly limited requirements - under $50 (before S&H, but still . . .), takes 3.1 megapixel photographs and is small.

In the last couple of weeks I've done a lot of studying about digital cameras and, as I understand it, 3.1 megapixels is sort of a minimum for 8x10 photographs. I can't quite see why I would want to print something that big, but who knows. I plan to primarily use the camera to photograph things in SCW and then put them on computer (perhaps blog), so I really don't need to be able to take photographs at a high resolution.

I also just can't see spending much on a phone in case it breaks, gets stolen, etc., etc. So far on Alta Loma I've broken a dinner plate, a liter size glass bottle of olive oil, a plastic 2 quart container of soup, 1/2 gallon plastic jug of coffee, two water bottles (one frozen, one not). Ummm . . . that is what I can think of off-hand. Oh, and my Chez Nous mug (the mug is okay, but the handle is gone). I complained to Chez Nous management, but didn't get very far. The tile floors here are hard on stuff. Anyway . . . one of the numerous reasons I went for an inexpensive camera is breakage.

In case you are interested, the link is here for the camera on the Target website.


Mary Uible Crowson said...

Congratulations, Serena! I'm sure you'll enjoy the camera and we'll look forward to the future blog postings you'll be making with it.

Mary Uible Crowson said...

Maybe THIS is what RUK wants to borrow???

Items from Uible photo album