As you may recall, I lost my camera at this year’s SPX. Soon after, Jen Vaughn, bless her heart, started a fund raising drive to buy me a new camera, and — mostly I’m sure because of Jen’s enthusiasm — folks had donated about enough for a more than decent digital camera. I remain profoundly touched by people’s generosity, and strive to pay this kindness forward in as may ways as I can. But anyway, I thought for the folks who donated their money, and for anyone who wants to know about buying a new camera, I would give an update on the disbursement of the funds.
I had hoped to go get a new camera before NYCC, but there literally wasn’t time and I wanted to do some research to figure out the best camera to get. After some research I think I’m set on the Canon Powershot SX210IS, which is the latest update of the kinds of feature set that the lost camera possessed. I’ve read some reviews that have some complaints about the ergonomics of this model, but I’ve always purchased Canon Powershots, and they have always fit all my programmable, low-light needs. Plus, it’s purple.
Honestly, there are probably slightly better cameras in this price class, but I’m lazy and yes, I went with this one mostly because it’s purple, and I’m less likely to lose it.
OH yeah one other thing, I am usually very religious about downloading all my old pictures, but for some reason I now find out that I hadn’t done it in months, and lost 100s of pictures from Heroes Con, family events and more. Very sad. So…the moral is…BACK UP, BACK UP! and then BACK UP some more!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.