She arrived from Amazon last week. Canon SD1000 Elph. I thought I’d never waste money on a point and shoot, but lately, with a 7 year old, a baby and a very large diaper bag in tow, I have found that I no longer have the capacity to carry around my bulky Canon SLR. Turns out that heading to the dark side wasn’t such a bad idea.
She shoots video that actually is watchable upon my television set.
She has manual settings that make me feel like I am the one responsible for the shot.
She is shoots more mega pixels as my last Nikon D100– 7.1 to be exact.
And thanks to her friend, the SanDisk Ultra II 2 gig card, she is fast as lightning.
But her biggest asset in my book is that she fits perfectly in the pocket of my purse / yoga bag / diaper tote and my husband’s big hands. Yes, my husband the photography teacher has been shooting with it too. I wasn’t sure that he would come anywhere near it since it doesn’t shoot out 4×5 negatives, but he likes her tiny, powerful body . That’s men for you.
Oh I forgot to say that if you have all sorts of time before you need to take your photo, you can designate a color in your frame that this very smart camera will select while rendering the rest of the image in black and white. Auggie thinks this feature is pretty cool, but I don’t think I will ever remember to use it again.
The lens quality on the SD1000 seems to be pretty good, what else would you expect from a Canon though. (Full review here on DPhoto Journal )
Basically I am in love. Not to say that I am trading in the SLR, I still needed its precision for things like this last week: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=290208995622&ssPageName=STRK:MESO:IT&ih=019#ebayphotohosting
Now back to shooting my new favorite subject, I like to call this one "Portrait of the Artist’s Son, With Carrot."