Friday, November 18, 2005
Spanking New Camera
After a few months of contemplation, we finally bought a spanking new digital SLR, the Olympus E500. Why this model? Don't ask me, I'm not the technical one who will go to the net and compare features and prices. Daddy decided on the model. We have been using our Pentax Optio 555 since Nov 2003. It has seen us through a few holidays, Zara's birth, and her 1st year. I have been complaining about the shutter lag of the camera (which is about 1.35sec, very slow for precious moments). Every time when I tried to take a happy shot of Zara, after her smile has disappeared, then only the shot is taken. I had lost a lot of beautiful moments. Daddy wanted us to upgrade to another camera with improved speed. I wasn't keen. What's the point of owning 2 very similar cameras? I told him only if it's an SLR, or else, we just stick to what we have now. After much research and price comparison, we finally settled for this. The draw backs of these SLR cameras are that they can't take Videos and they are too bulky to carry around daily (which I do with my Pentax). So I'll still rely on my Pentax for day to day shots and videos. I don't know much about cameras or photography, I only know how to capture moments. I believe by owning this new toy, I will have to start learning. Daddy gave me 3 days to learn up (the use of the camera), so that I can use this new beauty to capture Zara's first birthday celebration on Sunday. Well, Zara was running a temperature yesterday, so I was very busy caring for her. Today, she seemed to have recovered (Dr can't tell why she got a fever, since she didn't have any infection or flu). If she remained alright (crossing my finger, for her sake as well as mine), I'll have today and tomorrow to learn up the features of the camera in preparation for her Sunday's party.