Camera Tragedy

Last Thursday a catastrophe happened! My camera was dropped - the camera we've had for over a year, the camera that my grandparents gave us for wedding gift. At first it seemed like it was fine, and it even took another picture that turned out great. But when I turned it off and tried to turn it back on, the lens wouldn't come out all the way. I tried everything I could think of to get it to work properly, but I think the lens was jammed when we dropped it.

I think I had a warranty on it, but it was probably only for one year, and regardless of how long the warranty covered the camera, I can't find the paperwork anywhere. It would probably cost more to fix the old camera than to just buy a new one, so that's what I did.

This is my old camera:

Goodbye Old Friend.

This is my new one (though it's just silver, not grey):

My old camera was a really nice Olympus, so I decided to stay with the Olympus brand because it had served me well so far, and I still have an Olympus battery and a memory card, so I was hoping to use those for the new camera as well and save some money.

Derek told me to pay a little more for a nicer camera if I had to get a new one (he's such a thoughtful husband), so I got this little beauty. I payed two hundred dollars for it. It's 12 megapixels (my old one was 8 - I'm really excited to see if the extra megapixels translate to clearer pictures when I post them on here - you all will have to let me know), and it has two settings that I'm dying to play with. One is a beauty setting - it basically detects your face and smooths out any imperfections. The other is a panoramic setting. That's right, panoramic pictures! I'm so excited!

This past weekend my sister and I went to visit some friends and I got to try it out - get ready for some pictures of our trip, taken with the new camera, coming up soon!
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Anonymous said...

Hey Callie! It was sooo good to see you see this weekend... I miss you guys already! Thanks for coming- I can't wait to see your pictures!
By the way, after you were here, Heather and I got to checking out our camera, it takes panoramic pictures, I guess, but it doesn't seem to connect them the way yours does. Hmmm, I'm still considering dropping ours...!

Brittney Galloway said...

Congrats on the new camera! Can't wait to see how the mpx turn out! I went from a 3 to a 7.1 and I loved my three so much more! The lens on my 7.1 is just not as awesome, so it turns to dull the pictures :( Hopefully yours will be amazing!

Tatiana said...

Pretty camera :-) Can't wait to see the new pictures you took with it! I got mine two years ago, and I once dropped it in a river, and it still survived. It will be really hard parting with it :-(

Unknown said...

Lovely jubbly! x

Anonymous said...

Yay for new things! Can't wait to see the pictures! :) Sorry for not replying all week...I was out of town.

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Oh no!! My point-and-shoot camera that I carry with me everywhere is an Olympus, too. And I really like it. :) It fills in when I don't want to lug my DSLR.

And, speaking of dropping Olympus cameras, I dropped mine too, very soon after I got it. The part that holds the door closed to the battery and digital card snapped off, and I was so upset. However, a little super glue can work miracles. :)

~M~ said...

Yay for your new camera!!!

Jenene said...

Lucky! I think it will be a while before we replace our mountain-broke camera. (Anyone catch the pun there?)

Jessica said...

I'm sorry to hear about your's always fun to get a new one, though! :-)

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