I searched Amazon, Overstock, Ebay, Target, Best Buy, Frys and Craigslist for a new digital, point and shoot camera that was new and would hold up to my now relentless need to hold a camera.
First off, Why didn't I get an Android or iPhone ?
Well, I have issues with people using their phones
I know, I know technology is great and I am being a fuddy duddy but how many times have you accidentally texted your boss the photo from last nites dinner party. I did it once and swore never again.
Next, I take horrible pictures regardless of technology so putting said photo snapping device in my hands is just not good for me or the subject. Seriously, I take pictures of the ground like its a new art form.
I know I know I shouldn't even bother to mention it but yes that is my thumb also in the picture. I am a hopeless mess.
So I got fed up and decided I would get the red Canon Powershot Elph
it was a little outside my price range except I found an ad on craigslist for $80 and I was going to meet the guy outside on the corner of San Fernando and 10th to get it.
Now, I know $80 cameras don't come without some strings but I figured I would check a local pawn shop before I drop by a street corner near the police substation for SJSU.
Thus why I now own a
Canon Olympus TG 610 and realized its not the camera but me taking the pictures. You see I actually got this great device for half of retail ...yes that is over my $100 limit but its practically brand new and while it didn't have an SD card I still was able to get the warranty and I was able to use it.
One thing is its a Tough Camera so given my disposition to simply throw this around my purse, backpack or on my wrist it works.
I think I was trying to take a picture of the Children's discovery museum.
eventually I will take great pictures like this
**** Editorial note I have an Olympus TG 610 and I can get confused when talking about cameras *****