So this is my exciting new camera, all ready to take away to Africa.
It's just like the one Toni got ages ago, except hers was pink and mine is yellow.
I bought it from Expert Infotech, an online store based in Auckland. I highly recommend them - lowest price and good service.
Speaking of lowest price, I found them on PriceSpy - which is another handy website.
I've been looking at the camera for a while, and after seeing it online for over a hundred bucks better that anywhere else I'd seen it I decided to purchase it then and there and pick it up while we were in Auckland last weekend. In case you didn't know, I'm cheap :-)
So on to the camera itself - it is 8MP (which is crazy in that my giant digital SLR from a few yeards back is only 6MP). It also does movies, has a whole host of specialist settings like "BehindGlass", "Fireworks" etc, and the menu system seems to be really easy to get around.
It also has a panoramic photo-stitching feature which seems even better that the one on my old Canon camera, which I loved.
But the real beauty of this camera is that it is waterproof. No extra housing or anything required - waterproof to 3m straight out of the box. That's a real plus for me. Not that I really intend to be submersed in water during my holiday, but then, I never do! I also figure that if it keeps the water out it must keep dust and sand out too - and I'm gonna be encountering plenty of that I'm sure. Plus there's the ever present danger of dropping cameras into toilets.... (hey - it happens a lot thank you very much)
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