New Camera

So we pulled the trigger on a new (old) camera.  We’re the proud new owners of a Nikon Coolpix 5700 digital camera.  We don’t have it in our hands, but we bought it on eBay yesterday and paid for it.  It should be arriving in a week or so.  It’s a 5 megapixel model so many may sneer at it, what with the current standard being 10 or 12 mp and all…but I say that’s just megapixel snobbery.  The pictures I’ve seen from it are amazing, and it’s got Nikon lenses and internals, so the quality it packs into the images is really high.  I look at it this way:  we have a pair of 1 megapixel cameras: a Fujifilm and a Vivitar.  The Vivitar is a K-mart cheapie and takes underexposed, off-color, grainy pictures.  The Fujifilm was in the bargain bin at Staples and takes wonderfully exposed, clear pictures that just happen to max out at 1280×960 (or something like that) resolution.  It’s all about the optics.  I’d rather have a digital camera from a company known for making cameras than from a company known for making electronics…Nikon vs. Sony…Canon vs. Samsung.

I’m looking forward to getting my hands on it, anyway.  We just have to get a Compact Flash card.  And maybe an internal card-reader for the computer…and a USB2.0 card to plug into a PCI slot…

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