Thursday, June 7, 2012

Favorite Things #24 - My New Canon Camera

I love taking photos, but the SLR camera world intimidates me, so I love the ease of point and shoot. I have had the same Canon point and shoot camera for about 5 years and I was starting to get frustrated with the response times and I was seriously just wanting a new one since we will be going to Europe in the fall.

So my awesome husband, with the help of my Amazon wish list, got me a Canon PowerShot SX40 HS with 35x zoom. This thing is so much fun to use! I am going to a Dbacks baseball game this weekend and I can't wait to see how close this zoom can get. For now I am having a blast taking photos of my dogs and just every day stuff.

Here are some photos I have taken just experimenting with some of the settings and features.

fish eye dbacks
Fish eye!

what did you eat dude, your breath smells!
One of the quick motion settings

Tom at the Biltmore
Finally just a picture of my awesome husband at the Biltmore this past weekend for our anniversary.

Do you use an SLR or Point and Shoot camera?


  1. Congrats on your new camera... have fun!!

  2. I use an SLR and I was intimidated at first too. I took a class by a top notch photographer in Australia. It wasn't cheap but it was money very well spent.

  3. I have both but I'm lazy and mostly use my phone, which takes crappy pictures.


  4. Happy Anniversary!! Congratulations on that and on the new camera. A good camera makes all the difference, happy clicking away!

  5. You are goung to have great fun with that new camera. Enjoy!!! Blessings...MAry

  6. I have an SLR. If you read the manual and play with the settings it becomes 2nd nature. The point and shoots are great though now! Love the doggy pic, so cute! Enjoy your camera and click away :)

  7. Enjoy the camera and all it offers my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. Nice!!! Have fun playing with it!


  9. I'm a point and shoot girl too, don't know if I'll ever graduate into the world of SLR. But yours takes great pics so who needs the complication? love it!