Monday, March 16, 2009

Sony Cybershot H10

Thanks to those who left a comment on my last post!  When I set out to buy something that has a lot of options to choose from, I tend to prefer to get something that someone I know has purchased, used, and enjoyed.  Although I didn't find anyone who just *loved* their point and shoot camera, I did get some different ideas of what people had and what they thought about it.

Isn't it funny how, once you start researching something, you start to care about things that you didn't even know
existed before? Sometimes I think the best thing to do is just decide you need something, go to the store, and pick one out off the shelf.

I can't tell you how many reviews of different cameras I have read over the last week. And just when I would think I had decided upon one, I would read some negative reviews that would make me question the choice and then change my mind. My poor husband. It is bad enough that I tend to be a tad on the indecisive side anyway. Once I start in on a decision like this, it is no good until I click "purchase". Then we can all breathe a big sigh of relief!

So I had decided on a certain Canon that I wanted, then I read a lot of reviews that said the camera took 9-10 seconds to recover after a flash before it was ready to take another picture. I timed this cycle on my current, 5 year old digital camera, and it only took 4-5 seconds. So I decided against the Canon because of this. Kids do too many great things! I can't wait 9-10 seconds for my flash to be ready.

I am a huge Costco fan. I have been known to go in there and not come out for hours if I am careful. I love to wander the aisles. They have great stuff! And they pretty much have the best warranty ever! 90 days on electronics, and they will take it back for ANY reason, even if you just don't like it. So I found a great deal on this Sony Cybershot on Costco's website (it was $90 cheaper than Best Buy's current price!) and did some research. It got stellar reviews from everyone. People's biggest complaint was that it actually has a lens cap that you have to take on and off. I think I can get over that if it takes great pictures!

8.1 MegaPixels
10x Optical Zoom
3" LCD screen

It looks big in the above picture, but it is a pocket size point-and-shoot.  It isn't tiny like a lot of the cameras out now, but it will still easily fit in my purse or a backpack if we are headed out to the park or over to a friend's house.  One thing I preferred in the styling of this over the smaller cameras is that it has a grip on the right side.  To me, that makes it easier to hold with one hand.

So it should get here by Thursday, and I will have a day and a half to play with it before I leave for Africa on Saturday! I will let you know what I think and post a few test shots.


julia d. hull said... found a sweet deal! 8.1 mega pixels, 10x Zoom is AWESOME for a little point and shoot. The only downfall in reading this is now I want to 'trade in' my old Canon which only gets 3x Zoom, since I haven't been researching point & shoots, I had no idea they have come that far from when I bought mine...dangit!

Harry said...

The world of fashion and high-zoom collide with the introduction of the new Sony Cybershot H10.

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