But, yesterday, I happened upon a great sale, plus I had a coupon for an extra 15% off and a $10 balance leftover on a gift card. A $300 camera for half price (before tax). A $300 camera for half price?! With the specs I was looking for. (Meaning it was an improvement on the Nikon I have). Hhhhmmm... I was a little nervous, but, for that price (which ended up being $100 less than what I paid for my Nikon in 2009), I had to give it a try. And so, I'm now the proud owner of a Polaroid iS2132 16mp digital camera with 21x zoom. (My Nikon is a 10mp with 15x zoom).
I was sold on it as soon as I tried it in the garden and it worked on zoom. (Doesn't take much to make me happy some times!) But, when I saw this photo that I took with it, I fell in love with my new camera:
And then I went through some of the comparison shots I took in the garden yesterday:
Admittedly, the following are equally beautiful:
These shots inside impressed me:
|On one of the bookshelves (Polaroid)|
|On our mantle (Polaroid)|
I know, I know, you get the point! I'm having a lot of fun testing the Polaroid. I think this is the begging of a beautiful relationship.
But, I'm sad about putting the Nikon to rest. It's been a great companion these last 4 years and has seen a lot with me, both good and bad. I won't be getting rid of it. It's going back in its' original box which I'll put on the top shelf of my closet. (Yep, I can be such a sap sometimes!)