Last week I told you I was in the market for a new camera and that I was considering a Canon. Everyone had wonderful things to say about Canon which only reconfirmed my decision to buy one. And buy one I did.
It all started with this PC World article rating the best point and shoot cameras. Rated #1 and also listed as the “best buy,” the Canon Powershot A590 IS had everything I was looking for in a camera. Image stabilization, 8 mega-pixels, 4x optical zoom, and apparently very easy to use. The best part? It was on sale at Best Buy for only $150. Also on sale? 4 G memory cards. Score!
The only downside is that it is a bit clunky in style and is not as sleek looking as some of the Kodak cameras I saw at Best Buy, and really not even as convenient to carry as my Nikon, but I’d rather have a great looking photo than a great looking camera.
I took my new toy out for a test drive last night after work. We grabbed the dog and headed to a lake near our house. My first subject? Ducks in the sunshine.
Next I found a quiet cove at the corner of the lake.
By the time I took this next shot, it was getting quite dark and the moon was shining brightly.
You can barely make out the outline of the two fisherman.
As we finally neared the car, I stopped, turned around, and captured these last few fleeting moments of sunlight on the lake.
So far, I’m pretty happy with my purchase. I need to do a bit more reading and familiarizing myself with my new gadget before it becomes my new BFF on our trip to Europe, but I think it’s safe to say that old Mr. Nikon will be sitting this vacation out.