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I bought a new camera

Postby wingding » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:23 pm

I ordered an Canon S80 and it's coming in the mail. It's another point and shoot, but I'm hoping it's better than the one I've been using.



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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:49 pm

I'm getting the S80 too, just have to get my butt in gear and order it (birthday present). It wasn't available when I dropped my S70 in the creek and had to order another one (Sept), so now we will have 2 new cameras! The Canon Powershots are great cameras, as long as you don't keep dropping them (like me). :retard:
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Postby wingding » Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:26 pm

SN - I've noticed how nice your pictures look - that's one of the reasons I looked at the Canon S cameras. I thought that I'd be able to buy the S70 for a bargain price when the S80 came out but it wasn't much cheaper for the S70; so I went with the newer S80. It's that wide angle lens that I'm really excited about getting.
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Postby cycleclimb » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:42 pm

The battery life of the S series is better than other cameras I've used.
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Postby wingding » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:35 am

It came today. The battery is charging.

Thanks for the info on the battery cycleclimb. I can't afford to buy a second battery yet, so I'm hoping I'll be okay with one battery for now. I have to go buy a 1GB SD Memory card as it is. I have Sony Memory Sticks now because I have a couple Sony cameras and a Konica Minolta. The Sony's are pretty good cameras. The Konica Minolta just doesn't take that great of pictures - I bought it because the 5 mp Sony was in the repair shop and I needed a camera. I should have just used the old 2 mp Sony until the newer one came back. When the Sony came back from being repaired (for free) my son snatched it and I've been stuck with the 6 mp Konica Minolta and poor quality pictures.

I can't wait to try out the new Canon.
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Postby Hikin Mike » Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:04 am

I can't wait to try out the new Canon.


Can't go wrong there! Looking forward to the "new" pictures... :D
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Postby Windwalker » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:48 pm

Cool Kathy!

Do a search for your canon battery on e-bay...I bought two extra (after market) batteries for $25 ....I have been using them for close to two years with no problems what so ever. Mine came directly from Hong Kong.
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Postby wingding » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:25 am

thanks WW - I'll check ebay.

I'm going to bring the new camera along on our hike to Owen's Peak tomorrow. There are some pictographs up there Indian Wells Canyon that I want to get some shots of. I'll probably leave the settings on automatic tomorrow and see how the pictures turn out that way.
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Postby wingding » Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:14 pm

I bought a 512 SD memory card today. $29 for a 512 and $89 for a 1GB - didn't make sense to me. I'll buy a 1GB one when I see a better deal. Only 140 pictures with 512.
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Postby Windwalker » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:22 pm

1 GB $59.95

There you go Kathy :)
James and I have both bought memory from these guys before.
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Postby wingding » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:20 pm

thanks WW - that's a good buy.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:28 pm

Guess I better buy mine too. Looks like the S80 memory cards are different than the S70. :-(
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