Because I wasn’t irritable enough – my wee camera is now on her last leg.
I picked her on a whim in New York three years ago on a business trip – we were having a big silly team lunch and I thought I’d like to snap some shots of the gang in their free meal feeding frenzy so I bopped over to the Circuit City near the office at Columbus Circle and grabbed the first one I saw that was 3mpx and around $200.
She’s been riding shotgun ever since.
She’s lived in my handbag the better part of the last 3 years, traveling with me to England, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, Alaska, Florida, Texas, Ohio and all over Georgia. She’s captured over 7,000 snippets of time in her lens, recording them for painfully nostalgic moments to come.
Alas I pulled her from her habitat in the bowls of said handbag for a little point and shoot last week to find I couldn’t get her flash to come on. I’d manually turned it off the last time I used her as I’m apt to do and it seems the button to turn her back on had been abused for the last time. No more.
She’s still functional for brightly lit/outdoor shots, but for dinners with friends and hijinks at the office and knitting documentation – I’m afraid she’s done.
So here’s the question: ultimately I’m itching for a phat SLR but that will hardly fit in my doctor bag…so tell me for my money if you have a point and shoot around $200 that you’re in love with and would recommend. Pointers to your flickr proving it’s worthiness earns bonus points.
Thanks in advance and kissy boo, moppets.