My little girl, age 5… “AND A HALF” as she would say, loves to use my point and shoot (p&s) camera to practice her photography. Her aunt and uncle gave her one of those little fisher price indestructible children’s cameras a couple of years ago, and it served it’s purpose. But, she couldn’t really take good photographs and therefore she couldn’t learn HOW to take better photographs. So, I usually let her borrow my point and shoot camera. It is usually tucked in my purse for those times when I don’t want to miss something, but don’t necessarily feel like hauling around the “big gun”. Well, in this case, she was using my p&s while I had the big gun out, and so as she started to take a picture of me, I took one of her. It wasn’t until I looked at the resulting image that I realized just how much use my p&s has gotten.
When I bought this camera, I had done my research to find the perfect little camera. Unfortunately, when I found it, I realized that they no longer made it. But, I couldn’t find any other camera on the market that had the features that I wanted. This little camera had lots of the settings my big gun had, plus a video option, a raw file option, and it even took the same CF cards, all of which is rare in a p&s. But, I guess the general public doesn’t necessarily need those features, which is why it must have been removed and updated to a different model. Anyway, I had to go to EBAY to find this particular camera. It was in used, but good condition when I bought it years ago, and it is still a great camera. But, since my little doodlebug likes to take pictures too, I think I will be passing the torch on this one. I guess I’ll have to research to find another little p&s for me, and I hope I can find one with similar features. It really is a great little camera.
If you have any suggestions for a great little point and shoot, lay ’em on me.