I got an awesome new (to me) camera, a little point and shoot. It is almost the same as the one I’ve had for several years, a Canon Powershot A1000IS, but that one is getting worn out. So, I went with a newer version of that camera, a Canon Powershot A1100IS that Desmond found on ebay. They don’t make these cameras anymore, probably because they are so good. The newer one has 12.1 megapixels, a slight improvement over the 10 that the 1000 has. It also has the viewfinder, like the 1000, as well as the display. I don’t know about you, but I can’t live without a viewfinder.
Another change is that instead of having a dedicated setting for closeups, the new one does them on full auto. I think it did a great job on these photos of my roses:
I like the little Canons as much as I like my big higher-end Canon. A lot of times it is more convenient to carry the small point-and-shoot without risking the more expensive camera.
And no, I don’t buy into the phone-as-camera thing. I still have a “dumb phone,” and that’s fine with me. A camera is a camera, and a phone is a phone!