FAQ : Point and Shoot Camera

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n our way into the grocery store this afternoon, I took a particular notice of my attire. White tank top, jeans, and flip-flops. Pretty much my uniform when I’m chilling out. But what caught my eye was the small pink emblem in the lower corner of my shirt that read: Wicked.

I laughed out loud because I became one of those people…the kind who wear t-shirts of their favorite musical. I officially felt old. When I was a kid in the 80’s, I saw adults donning black shirts with emerald feline eyes emblazed on their chests. Gnarly old folks and their CATS shirts. Weird.

The first time I saw Wicked, I was so enchanted, I wanted to buy a t-shirt. You know, as proof that I was there and flaunt my love for Alphaba. In retrospect, I know this is weird. Just as weird as wearing a black shirt with cat eyes. I know. But at the time, I would die without a tank top.

A tiny tank top that cost $30.00.

You’re crazy. This was JD’s response to my request for the shirt. I gripped his arm in desperation as we passed the clothing vendor and looked all doe-eyed.

On our way into the grocery store this afternoon, I took a particular notice of my attire. Apparently, the whole doe-eyed thing worked. I turned to JD and asked if he remembered buying me the tank top. You mean the night you turned into Veruca Salt?

JD refers to me as Veruca whenever I get my way.

After a few (okay, three!) failed attempts at finding the perfect point-and-shoot camera, I seemingly morphed into Veruca yet again. JD bought me the Canon SD 870IS.




Thus far, I love everything about it, especially the wide-angle capabilities. I’m often asked for a p&s recommendation and after owning the Olympus Stylus 840 and the Canon A640, this camera is easily far superior and worth the extra investment.

But, then again, this is also coming from the girl who couldn’t live without an overpriced tank top and has a husband who succumbs to requests when delivered with large, hopeful eyes ;)

Happy Sunday!
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Jeremy - I love Wicked! Seen it 3 times, and can't wait for the next. The spelling is "elphaba" not "alphaba" - but nevertheless, great show, and yes a great P&S.  05.11.10 - 6:25am
meg - this is my point and shoot and i love it! nice choice  04.19.08 - 11:00am
New York City Wedding Photographer - I need a lil pocket sized camera peace, parris whittingham New York City Wedding Photography  04.16.08 - 2:04am
photoTristan - Did you now you can hack this camera with open source firmware so it can do things like shoot RAW and shoot super high shutter speeds and such? I'm gonna try it - http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Supercharge_Your_Camera_with_Open-Source_CHDK_Firmware  04.04.08 - 2:16pm
Michael Costa - And thanks for doing the research on the best point and shoot :)  04.02.08 - 12:35am
Michael Costa - You're too hilarious!  04.02.08 - 12:34am
rowena - Popular, I'll help you be popular, you'll hang with the right cohorts, you'll be good at sports, know the slang you've got to know– so let's start, 'cause you've got an awf'lly long way to go!   04.01.08 - 2:52pm
Anna Costa - I totally wore out a black "Lion King the Musical" tank top. It had a huge lion on the front with ruby red jewels for it's eyes! I recently tossed it b/c it was so worn out that it looked almost grey. I love musicals...  04.01.08 - 12:06pm
Kimberly Hill - I took that same camera to that same musical on my birthday last Thursday night. To defying gravity - cheers!  04.01.08 - 11:19am
Jasmine Marie - Veruca! Now THAT's original. lol.  03.31.08 - 10:49pm
Sarah Skow - How perfect! I was just browsing some p&s cameras today-- not sure which would be best. Thanks, Jasmine! :)  03.31.08 - 9:40pm
Amanda Lachapelle - Jasmine - it seems like your talking about the same look I gave my husband when I wanted the last shopping spree :) Wide eyed and a little pouty always works :)   03.31.08 - 8:50pm
Lia Supatra - Nice! I have the same camera and I got it for FREE! LOL. I filled out a Canon questionnaire at WPPI and they had a lucky drawing to give away this sweet little camera. Guess who the fortunate one was? ME!!!! :D I'm a very very happy owner! :)   03.31.08 - 7:37pm
Angel Barnes - sweet!! i just bought this EXACT camera yesterday!! how funny! and i have to say that i love it too. i am so excited (and yea i totally pulled a veruca too!)  03.31.08 - 6:49pm
Jennifer Elaine - I call this technique, "Puss in Boots eyes", and it totally works;) Hope you are doing well!  03.31.08 - 5:50pm
Crystal Goss - Hmmmm.....methinks I need one of these cameras before we come out to Cali!! :) We're booking our flight tonight! Yay! Last week in May, girl! I will be seeing ya then! XOXO!  03.31.08 - 4:13pm
Ryan - Definitely a cool buy. My wife has one of these...and can't LIVE without it.   03.31.08 - 12:31pm
Sundee - I love this camera! I just got it because of your recomendation! Thanks :)   03.31.08 - 12:18pm
brooke b - too funny...my family has called me veruca since i can remember. of course, my husband promptly picked up on that and it continues! glad you are loving your new P&S!  03.31.08 - 11:52am
Michelle Ellis - I have this camera too!!! I love it, it's so nice to be able to carry it in my purse or hand it to anyone for a picture.(: Great recommendation!  03.31.08 - 10:45am
jeanette sanchez - Oh my gosh! My hubby just bought me this camera too, after much research for the BEST one! I used it at a concert last night and got some cool shots with the IS. Congrats Jasmine our hubby's LOVE US!  03.31.08 - 10:32am
Simply Modern Weddings - you are too funny! JD is so sweet...my hubby refused to get me the Wicked shirt. Haha!  03.31.08 - 10:32am
Fabian Boente - Hi Jasmine, It was great to finally met you in person at WPPI when you were at the Shootsac booth (by the way this bag rocks). You are an inspiration. Wish you the best FB  03.31.08 - 10:00am
Melissa Koehler - You are too cute! I have yet to see Wicked, it's on my list :) Thanks for the recommendation!  03.31.08 - 9:49am
Alicia - I'm the SAME way! I absolutely had to get the Dave Matthews Band sweatshirt otherwise I'd die! Now I make sure to rock that sweater as much as possible so my fiance knows he did the right thing buying it. :) We can't wait to meet you tomorrow!  03.31.08 - 9:13am
cathy - I haven't had a p&s for YEARS. :) Oh to have something that fits in my purse!   03.31.08 - 8:59am
Amanda Harris - Perfectly timed! We just registered for the G9 but now I'm reconsidering.....this one is lighter and less expensive! Thank you!  03.31.08 - 7:26am
ricki ford - I am looking for one for my wife thanks for the info I will check this one out.  03.31.08 - 5:57am
Lisa Russo - I'm in search of a good pos to take on a vacation - don't want to lug all the big dogs. Thanks for the reco!   03.31.08 - 4:50am
angel swanson - yay!! this is the camera we just got for Christmas and we looove it. ;-) glad to know i'm in good company with it! xoxo  03.31.08 - 12:35am
WeezerMonkey - Ooh. Me wants! I have the A620, and it is just too  03.30.08 - 11:39pm
WeezerMonkey - Ooh. Me wants! I have the A620, and it is just too big!  03.30.08 - 11:38pm
Jane Lok - So perfect with your timing! We are just in need of a new camera. I cried the first time I saw Wicked. =)  03.30.08 - 11:15pm
MattDJ - Dang...just when I thought I was settled on another P&S... :-)  03.30.08 - 10:36pm
Breanne - Wicked is amazing. AMAZING.  03.30.08 - 9:36pm
Joanna - I love the way he always spoils you!  03.30.08 - 9:33pm
Tristan Tom - I just got this cam too. It seems great for a take everywhere camera and the 3 inch screen rocks. So does the video mode.   03.30.08 - 9:19pm
Jensey! - I'm such a Wicked nerd myself.. I batted my eyes to my hubby when we saw the musical and begged for the I <3 OZ shirt. Elphaba is my homegirl. :)  03.30.08 - 8:45pm
Paul Kremer - The one thing I do appreciate about the Canon A series over the SD series is that the A series is SO easy to use with one hand. When I was in Honduras trying to shoot out the sides of buses and such, it was so nice to have all my zoom features and settings accessible with 1 hand while hanging it out the window! :)  03.30.08 - 8:31pm
DJ - YEA! That's the one I just got! Checkout the Time Lapse feature!   03.30.08 - 8:17pm
Tira J - Hey Jasmine! I just bought, actually, I am "Veruca" also for "D" so he bought me the "PINK" Canon SD1100 IS and it is super cool as well. A photographer always has to have a camera by her side no matter what. They are the perfect size. Looking forward to seeing you on Monday. :)   03.30.08 - 8:15pm
cassandra m - awesome info. i have two small Canons that are ready for retirement. I was looking at investing in another. thanks for sharing ;)  03.30.08 - 8:14pm
Ashley - I'm not a photographer, but I am getting the urge to be one. I have the Canon SD 950IS and I am in love with it! Way to go Veruca!  03.30.08 - 7:57pm
Alyssa Lang - You're not crazy, the SD series is genius. :)  03.30.08 - 7:38pm
Nichanh Petersen -