My name is Susan and I am addicted to cameras...
There...I said it...although this is one addiction I am not really committed to curing or rehabbing! I love cameras...I have since I was a little girl when my mom would occasionally let me use her little Kodak Instamatic with the flash cubes. My dad had a nice Leica which was very cool but I was not allowed to touch it! LOL! I do have that old camera of my dad's...he was quite the photographer and I inherited his love for photography.
Anyway, I cannot walk past a display of cameras without stopping. I have to pick up the cameras and feel them in my hands. I am not into video cameras...they just don't do for me what a point and shoot or DSLR camera does!
I've been researching compact cameras as my trusty point in shoot is not being so trustworthy these days. It's kind of finicky...some days it works just fine and then somedays it just doesn't seem to get a good connection with the battery. So....I've been reading up on cameras and had it narrowed down to a few different ones. I've read tons of reviews...looked online, in stores, etc...and decided on the Canon SX230. Now I will admit that I pretty much ruled out other manufacturers. I've had Nikon in the past...as well as a few others but I'm really a Canon girl at heart.
Here's how it came:
I opened the box and this is what was in the carton:
Here's the camera front:
I'm charging the battery...will try it out and let you know what I think! If I don't like it...it's going back and next on my list is the Canon 4000IS. :) It is probably a little more similar to my old point and shoot and has gotten good reviews from Consumer Reports but I'm hoping I'll be satisfied with this one!