My first digital camera

I finally broke down and bought a digital camera this year. I had been holding out because I wanted a top of the line DSLR. For those of you who don’t know, a DSLR is almost exactly like a “regular” film camera in many aspects. It takes a picture fast, there are many different lenses to choose from, you can do a lot of manual settings, etc. However, with each passing year they make new cameras and constantly improve them. So, my “want list” camera kept changing.

The price of film has been increasing and the options for developing film have been shrinking. I was living a long distance from family and if I wanted to send them a quick pic, it wasn’t quick. Waiting to finish snapping a roll of film, then getting it developed, then either scanning it to my computer or getting it put on a disc was quite time consuming. I also had a vacation planned to Hawaii and wasn’t sure I wanted all the bulk of taking camera, camera bag, lenses, flash, multiple rolls of film, etc with me on the plane.

Thus ensued my search for a digital camera that wasn’t my ideal, “wish list” camera.

What I found – I LOVE!!!!

The Pentax Optio W-G 2 (without GPS)

pentax digital cameraThis thing is AWESOME!  Shockproof, Crushproof, Waterproof, Coldproof, Dustproof, MacroPhotography capable.

The Pentax Optio is great for most of the photography I love to do, as well as some new styles of photography I am learning to love.  It does have the drawback of delayed image capture just like any point and shoot.  But it is so much fun!

You can find out more about the Pentax Optio W-G 2 on Amazon


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4 Responses to My first digital camera

  1. gidget says:

    I’m so glad you’re loving your new camera! Sounds like something I need…all that “proof” sounds KIDproof. 😉 Your pics are turning out beautiful with it.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Gidget! I think this camera could be KIDproof! Especially with a heavy duty screen protector like I have. You would just have to make sure they were old enough to not mess with the battery compartment or cable compartment lids too much! Other than that…..This camera is pretty rugged.

  2. angelica says:

    I think I need this camera too. You are taking some amazing pictures with it. I also like the size.

    • admin says:

      It is a GREAT size! One of the other reasons I picked it. It is a 16 megapixel so that helps with making the picture look good! 😉

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