Do you remember your first digital camera? I do! I had wanted a digital camera for so long and Vince just didn’t see the need for one. Even though I really wanted one, I could never have guessed how much use I would get out of a digital camera. Of all the “technological things” we have, including the cell phone, I use the digital camera more than everything else combined. The digital camera is my almost constant companion. 10 or 11 years ago, we were at a Sears store at Thanksgiving and they had a display of cameras and I talked Vince into getting one. It was pretty darned expensive considering it was about 3 megapixels. But, the worst part was . . I was so proud of my new camera and had stayed up late that night messing with it. Speck was a new puppy and chewed up the cord . . the very first night I had the camera. Of course, I had already run the battery down and had no way to charge it and had to order a new charging cable.
While at Sam’s yesterday, I was looking for a new pocket type digital camera. I’ve used Sony cameras for years and years but the ones I had all use the memory stick pro duo sticks which require an adapter on all our computers except the desktop. I’m so tired of having to have an adapter, and planned to get a new Sony that will use either the pro duo or the SD card. Sam’s was really low on cameras because so many people have been buying them either to replace cameras lost in the tornado or to document their damage but it got us to talking about the changes in digital cameras through the years.
Where would we be without our digital cameras? I can’t imagine paying for film, sending it off to get developed and waiting for it to come back, or even taking it to the one hour photo lab. Sometimes when I want one good picture, I’ll take 50 or more shots. And, where would our blogs be without digital cameras? Thankfully, we’ll probably never have to find out!