I have a new user pic! This picture was taken by Eric the Elder, my 3 year old son! I thought that he did a great with the photo. So now on my camera related posts I can user this picture.
The camera in the picture is my Dad's (Pete) new Sony Camera that he got. I was playing with it last June when we were in Virginia
On to my camera quest.
I think the camera that I want to get as a carry around camera is the Casio Exilim EX-Z57… it's a 5 MP camera that is small enough to slip into a pocket but with enough controls that I can still be creative on the fly. I have a number of pics to take, but no camera!
So here is the dilemma… the Z57 is the “older” model and I can find it on eBay. The Z60 is the current model in the stores. I need this camera by Tuesday if I want it to take it Dallas for Seminar. So, I would either have to get whatever Z57 there were today and just outbid, or pay the depreciation on the store bought camera. None of my wholesale websites has it, not that I think it would get here in time.
There is also my DSLR camera quest as well. I think what I want to do, when I have the capital is to get the Canon Rebel XT, it's about $700-$1000 depending on the options. It's the entry level of the DSLRs… I'd probably look at the Nikon's as well. But I think the progression would be to a Canon 20D. At the photoblogs that I follow, there is a good portion of them that are using the Canon 20D, plus Photoshop CS for some post-processing.
Checking, ther 35mm SLR Rebel counterpart is only running about $250-$300… hmmmm… that might be a nice little trinket.