||[Jun. 29th, 2015|06:11 pm]
Yesterday, while in my kayak, I reached around for a cold one in the cooler bag. When I pulled it up, the strap caught my camera and flipped it into the ocean. |
It was a Canon SD950. I really liked that camera. I was used to that camera. It did what I wanted it to do. It's at the bottom of the ocean doing what it wants now.
I had to buy a new one today. I got the Canon G7. It looks and works a lot like the other one. The settings are pretty close to the other one. I didn't notice in the store that it weighed about 2-3 times as much as my other one. They had it hooked to a wire. That will really be noticeable when I carry it around in my pocket. It's also about twice as thick.
There are some other things I don't like about it. That screen on the back that flips up for a selfie. I'm not going to be taking any selfies, and it will be just one more thing to worry about breaking. Same with the flip up flash. That thing looks like it would be easy to break. I don't know what the advantage of having it flip up would be - it takes up the same space inside the camera as front flash would, and is just another step to take when using it.
I have to go back and get a case for it. One that floats would be nice.