“You don’t have to cry about it,” said my 24-year-old daughter when I was talking to my camera while trying to get it to work again. You see, I didn’t shed a tear – yet, but I just might. My camera and I had a great relationship. “Lens error. restart” was not what I wanted to see.
It’s so hard to know what you want in the latest technology must-have. What features will I use most? How much money should I spend? This was my second camera that I really loved. Two of my friends had the same model, so I admit I didn’t pour too much into research, I just did the copycat move two years ago when my old standby broke on me.
As I put to rest my Canon PowerShot SX100 IS, I have to take my own advice:
Give yourself a time frame to research and talk to friends and family. Make your purchase and learn how to use it.
It’s as simple as that. Many people, myself at the top of the list, stress too much on what the best will be, then don’t ever learn to use the equipment to it’s capabilities. If you need it, buy it. Use it. And when you find something you really like – share it!
For my own world, I’ve been needing a big girl camera for a while, so things work out how they are supposed to sometimes. But, doggone it! … I would have ended up using this one a lot too.
(I might like my Canon enough to even buy another one.)