Friday, November 27, 2015

Freaky Friday - Camera Change

AYLA:  The camera is dead; long live the new camera!  We are going to be a bit out of order with the pictures fer a few days because we wanted ta post about this today.  But TBT has a new camera and WE are gonna esplain why cuz he probly wouldnt if left to hisself!

Ya see, he has been gettin annoyed by how slow the old camera was about taking flashie pictures.  Ya may have noticed that we show mainly still shots with none of us movin.  Thats cuz the camera gets the slows fer about 5 seconds when it decides it needs the flashie ta help it. 

Which frustrated TBT a WHOLE lot cuz sometimes he never knows when the picture will be taken after he pushes the button.  So a few nights ago, when Iza was doing her "fetch and return trick", TBT was tryin ta get pictures of that an just COULDNT.  Every time he tried ta take a picture of her "oh-so-cutely" (GAG) carryin a tossed mousie back ta him, he couldn't get the camera to respond.

So when he set the camera down on the table "just a tiny bit hard" (koff, koff) right on the stuck-out lens, IT decided it was tired of HIM and it committed "stuckicide and refused to operate anymore.

This is the last picture it ever took; Iza standing next to the toy she dropped at his feet...
So TBT did what he had to do; buy a new camera...  He could have gotten one of those fancy cameras, but we suspect HE KNOWS he is too simple ta operate them.  So he went to Consumer Reports  and looked fer the best few subcompact point-and-shoot types.   He found that the response time was part of "ease of use", and they had a couple rated best fer both that and image quality.  Then he looked up THOSE at a camera site and Amazon to see if there were important negative comments.  There weren't. 

So he decided on a Canon SX600 HS.  It came in silver, black, and red, and he figured he could find a red easiest.  So we have a new red camera. 

TBT is not utterly thrilled.  It has a pop-up flash (why would anyone do THAT - it requires pushing a slide button on the side)?  And you cant FORCE it to flash.  There is only auto and off. 

So, annyway, here is the first picture he took with the new camera. 
It seems to werk well enough though, and he says he figures he will get used to it.

But we have existing pictures ta use and TBT says not to waste decent pictures (week old, max).  So we will be using those until we catch up.  Forgive us; it gets US a few days rest from pictures...

10 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

TBT was clearly due for a new camera - that delayed flash thing means the camera was old, old old! And we want the best photos of you kitties possible.

Megan said...

Sounds to me as though the old camera might have just about had all it could take of Iza! As for her game of Retrieve - I have to ask: is she planning on morphing into a woofie any time soon? That's a game that woofies play, not pusscats. Pusscats are supposed to be too superior, too uninterested in ingratiating themselves with beins, and simply too concerned with the more important things in life to have any interest in retrieving things that beins throw. I think someone (cough, cough) needs to take the girl aside and have a serious chat with her, Ayla.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Wow, meowmy totally is drooling ovfur your camera. She has a Canon SX40HS, gotten a few years ago, and she still doesn't know all it is capable of, MOL! But she loves it. Your TBT's camera is much more advanced than meowmy's and we think he will be furry pleased with it.

She uses the camera function on her Ipad a lot, too.

At least the old camera didn't die a traumatic death like meowmy's furst camera, an Olympus trip 35mm...a car wheel ran ovfur it when it was under that car fur some shade during a camping trip, and she didn't see anyone get in that car...oops:(

Enjoy all the new click sessions!!

And if his hand is steady enough, maybe the flash can stay shut, meowmy hardly evfur uses hers and it drains the battery real fast, then it needs to sit in the charger to get juiced up again...meowmy says she needs to get a back up battery so one can charge and one can be in the camera.

Punapippuri said...

Äiti says no camera is perfect and it is a sneaky device to get folk (like her) to keep buying new ones every year or so, but that keeps her occupied and ensures good pictures of us. We have the problem with bad lighting indoors now and not much more light outside, so low light stuff is really important.
And any pics, old or new, are good of you gang!

The Whiskeratti said...

Mom mostly uses her smartphone camera to take pics of us. She also has a Nikon Coolpix with a neat pet photo setting - push the button and it takes three pics in a row of each shot.

Flynn said...

Sounds like it was time the camera was replaced. My mum wants to get a new point and shoot because there are black marks appearing in the photos. She looked online and it seems it happens a lot with Panasonic cameras. She is thinking of trying a Sony Cybershot next time. She did look at the Canon, but the pop up flash put her off. She will still probably compare both because you soon get used to something different. She is going to wait until after Christmas and hope they are in the sales.

Brian said...

New cameras take some time to learn, at least that's the case here, but once the peeps learn it then they have fun!

Cara n Crew said...

when our mom wanted a flashy box with better zoom, she went with some sort of Cannon and if she uses the flash, it is slow too! she doesn't like that there isn't a sport mode so a lot of the pics she takes are blurry, mol. maybe we shouldn't say this, but her new flashy box is red too for similar reasons yet she still manages to "mislay" it, hee hee! anyhoo, we like that first new picture. have fun breaking in...make that, getting used to, the new flashy monster!

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pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I hope TBT was able to find a deal on the new camera with all the sales this time of year. I look forward to lots more photos of all of you with the new camera. And maybe video too. :)

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Well, WE say that a new camera to show off your best side is TOP priority! We can tell TBT agreed!