Over the span of my storied career (of stories), I’ve seen many cameras come and go. We had a good starter, a premium upgrade, and an unfortunate step-down, but now we’re stepping up again, and it’s like Canon has been waiting for us to do it, because it’s so good it will take the pictures and my eyes won’t even know the difference.
I’m going to try to keep this one funny, really I am, but I’m struggling to make this thing work right now, so hang tight a second while I find my clever angle.
Wide angle? Nope, that’s not it. I’ll try again.
We’re not sponsored by Canon or anything, and their cameras have been great for us, but not entirely trouble-free, and they sure haven’t given us so much as a discount. No, we’ve paid more than $1,000 for Canon cameras over the past seven years with an 80% failure rate, but the bible says to let these debts slide every seven years, so we’ll forgive endurance for the quality of the photographs.
And well we should, since the Nikon and Fuji’s have been terrible. Bulky, over-priced, painfully slow and the photo quality has been “meh” at best. Forget Fuji, even though the name is foony, and forget the Nikon, since it’s only middle-of-the-road and they scammed us inside out on the $200 rebate we never got.
Nikon, man, they’re like clowns but without the funny red noses, floppy shoes and remotest semblance of entertainment. They don’t treat the media, so I can only imagine how they treat the general consumers.
Trust me, this is a funny shtick, it’s just got a bit of a biting edge on it. It’s a dark comedy, but I wrote it late, so I blame the darkness outside.
But past failures aside, Canon was the only brand we considered this go-round. My advice is to Google and read the reviews, stick with a killer digital brand like Canon (no, just Canon) and don’t be too cheap with yourself. Splurge the extra $30 to $50 for the features you really want and you won’t hate yourself for cutting that last half-a-corner.
I won’t ask you to believe me or anything, you can just take a look at the quality of these pictures and decide for yourself. We got the A560, and we’re glad we stepped up to it, because it’s got the bigger screen, the 7.1 mega-pixels and the automatic face-finder feature that always identifies a human face, keys in on it, and insures that just about everything is razor sharp, crystal clear and spectacutastic. Don’t even get me started on the video quality, it’s camcorder good, but we’ll burn that bridge when we get to it.
In conclusion, this was a sufficiently funny article, especially the part where I said that all the camera manufacturers were crooked jackals who don’t even offer glossy literature for consideration, but that we’re not even a tad bitter about it, because we just love spending money on cameras… again.
So the Fuji has been shipped off, reassigned to an international division of Daddy-Man’s media company, so it’s out, the Canon is in, and we couldn’t be more delighted about it.