Out and about

Today, Rob and I took a walk with the dog and I decided that I was going to take my new camera for a test drive.  I am LOVING this new camera!  The colors come out vivid and beautiful.  There’s little to no touch-up necessary.  I was doing a little bit of research on it yesterday (after I bought it…yeah, I know…) I wanted to see what kinds of potential problems I could be facing.  Apparently, several people have had trouble with the monitor going out suddenly (and they say that they didn’t do anything to it).  I find that hard to believe because in 2005, I bought a pretty nice camera, stuck it in my purse, unprotected and I dropped my purse (about 2-3 months after I bought the camera).  Yeah, the camera broke.  Completely ruined the LCD screen.  Totally my fault and not the camera’s…it would have cost me more to have it repaired than to buy a new camera–which is exactly what I did–bought a new camera.  But that camera is seriously out of date and I can’t find the battery charger so it’s useless anyway.  The nice thing about this camera is I don’t have to worry about forgetting to charge the battery; it uses AA batteries.  It’s easy to replace AA’s!

Anyway, thought I would show off a few pictures that I took on our walk today.  Absolutely beautiful!  It’s not perfect, by any means, but for what it is, it did the job!  The controls are pretty easy…I can’t change ISO settings and basically the only functions I can change are the white balance, color settings and the exposure compensation, but that’s alright.  It’s not meant to be a DSLR!  It’s a point and shoot; I accepted that fact when I bought the thing.  It is loaded with a ton of scene modes, though.

Well, without further ado, I present the test drive of the Nikon L18 (retailed at $125.00).