Friday, November 17, 2017

Shooting and Shooting

I officially declared my camera dead last night, pulled its battery, memory card and tossed it.  It died the night I was chiseling the holes for my barn posts, but I had some hope of reviving it.  The nasty, grinding, squealing noise it made when I tried to restart it changed my mind.

I need a new camera and all the big holiday scams are coming up so please tell me what your favorite camera is.  I am not terribly fussy, but I do have a couple of criteria:

  1. It has to fit in my pocket.  It doesn't have to be tiny, but I carry it around all the time so a  "real" camera is not an option.
  2. It needs to have a rechargeable battery, not "AA" because of above.  I prefer rechargeable lithium because regular batteries never last more than a week.
  3. I don't care about wifi, GPS, touchscreens, etc. I just want it to take good pictures.
Any suggestions??

I may as well be doing some camera shopping tomorrow since it is opening day of rifle season for deer and we all have to stay close to the house and out of the woods.  
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  1. We have a Canon Power Shot SX200 IS, it has a 12x zoom, fits in a pocket, rechargeable lithium battery, and big view screen. It's a few years old but still works like a champ! We did buy an extra battery so when the first goes dead I can just switch to the next instead of waiting for the first to charge .

  2. I have had fantastic experience with my Panasonic Lumix camera. I liked the first one I bought at Costco so well that I bought a second, used one on eBay (which gives me and extra battery!). It has a Leica lens with good zoom, a proprietary rechargeable battery that lasts a LONG time, and lots of people have been incredulous that a 'point-and-shoot' takes such good photos. The newer models have a lot more bells and whistles I don't need or want, so I hope my old ones last several more years!

  3. I've heard really good things about the lumix cameras. Rifle season is half-way through here. I can't wait for it to be over!

  4. We have Crown land on 2 sides of us (so long as a leaser doesn't have cattle on it at the time, anyone can hunt on it without saying a word to us) & hunting season can be scary. I notice the horses stay up in the pasture closest to the barn once the first shot is heard. I always do worry about some doughhead shooting one of our animals by mistake, not knowing for sure where he is, or stray bullets they pop off 'hoping' to hit 'something'. We also have a couple of chuckleheads around here who are still jacklighting deer (illegal for anybody) and killing bucks JUST for the antlers. Disgusting.

  5. Wish I could be of help with the camera issue, but my small camera died years ago.
    Now I depend on my "real" camera or my phone. But I'll be keeping an eye on comments here.
    Did I ever tell you about the time some jerk shot into our house (!) (we're not in sight from the road) saying he didn't know there was a house back there in the woods. The bullet went through the corner of my son's bedroom. I do NOT have a soft spot for hunters.

  6. I use my phone or carry a larger one, so no help there.
    Love the cartoon. My husband said that there was an old man in the town he lived in that actually did paint cow on his cow during hunting season.

  7. I say the Canon or Lumix, I want a pocket camera again, too

  8. "...big holiday scams..."
    HAH! So perfectly said! :D