Saturday, February 21, 2009

For Once The Cats Messed Up Right

About a week ago the ancient camera that I have had since I was pregnant with Ashley was left on the end of our counter. Y'know that part you want to call a "bar" but that is really just the end of the wall only half a wall high. Things get set there all the time. The napkin holder lives there, the cell phones get charged there, etc. The camera got left there.

Our cats, who have no manners, climb on everything while we are asleep. That is when they are not trying to use their heads as battering rams to get in our door or meowing incessantly. During their travels that night they knocked the camera to the floor. I saw it the next morning but just picked it up without checking to see if it still works.

Aiden tried to use it later on and found that the zoom function is now another way to click the shutter. This means our out dated camera was as state of the art as Grandma's Kodak.

SOooooo... A trip to Wal-Mart was in order. I got a new camera. It was about $200 cheaper than the dead one (at the time of purchase), has about double the zoom, a WAY bigger screen, better resolution, more pixels, and it's awesome. The only thing it cannot do is shoot in black and white which, as Aiden pointed out, I can fix in photo shop. I'm so excited, I want something fun to happen so I can get the camera out and break it in.

This camera is the wrong model but looks almost identical to the right model. In case you care, we got teh Olympus FE-330 with 8 megapixel and 5x optical zoom. (For those of you who are not Shaila and haven't researched the crap out of cameras, most affordable digital cameras max the optical zoom at 3x). AND the digital zoom is not useless because the megapixels are so much better. Awesome.


  1. Sweet, a new toy! You don't need anything fun to happen to take pictures. Just get the kids lined up and bribe them to get some fun pictures! Have fun playing with your new camera!

  2. It's crazy to me how cheap digital cameras have gotten. Of course, now my husband wants to get a super fancy SLR. Wrong :)


Tell me something!