In with the new:
It's one of those times where the extended warranty pays off. For $50 we are now sporting a much newer, fancier and hopefully better camera ... just a few months before the warranty expired.
This is not to say I wasn't happy with my Canon PowerShot A620, it was a great little camera the first years - very fast even when using flash, but it's been giving us issues the last couple years and upon bringing it in the third time I was allowed to choose a replacement under the "Lemon Clause". I am not a photographer, so I don't get into all the tech stuff, I just like to point and shoot ... and fast so I don't miss the action. For me speed is the most important factor in a camera and zoom the next. Well we can't afford a SLR, nor do we really need that since I wouldn't use it to it's full advantage ... so this seemed the next best option - the Panasonic DMC-FZ35 ... supposedly in high demand and hard to come by as they leave the shelf as fast as they arrive. Let's hope this means we got something good ... I got a couple weeks to trial it out and see before it becomes mine whether I like it or not.
That being said ... Rob threatened to take it to work with him today so I wouldn't have trouble getting my work done (altho maybe he would then :) ... so I best go get my work done before I decide to play :)