When I had a working 35mm camera, I used to take a lot of pictures of random things I saw throughout the day. I’d often take my camera along with me, and snap photos when I saw something interesting. I have no photography training or anything, but it was fun to have an image of what I came across. After my camera broke a few years ago (I accidentally dropped it at a scenic overlook on Tantalus), I decided not to replace it. Since then, I have been using 35mm single-use cameras. Kodak has phased out film camera production and now Nikon is slowly going all-digital. This may be the year that I get my own digital camera.
Everyone else in my immediate family has already got one. My father gave my mother a Sony CyberShot digital camera a few years ago, and he recently bought his own CyberShot (my father is a Sony fanboy). My brother was out of the country for a month, including Christmas, so we all decided to do the holiday thing upon his return. I gave my mother a 1 GB Sony MemoryStick Pro for her camera. Last night I bought my father a 2 GB Sony MemoryStick Pro Duo for his CyberShot. In what seems to be a continuing fit of generosity, I agreed to buy my brother a digital camera. He’s still doing research on which one he wants. He has a Canon SLR 35mm film camera, so he is familiar with the brand. We spoke to a helpful person at Best Buy the other day, and my brother seems likely to go with a Canon, though he isn’t sure which model to go for yet.
I’m partial to a tiny, slim camera, because you can stick it in your pocketses, however they don’t seem to have as many features as the slightly larger models. If I go digital this year, I could start back up with the random picture-taking. Then I could be even more 1337 and post them to Flickr.
Does anyone have any digital camera suggestions?