My Newest Toy

When we bought our new mattress (a tempur-pedic that you know I’ve been gushing over if you follow me on twitter), it was part of a promotion that came with a free television. Only they didn’t actually give you the television – they gave you a gift card so you could buy a television. We don’t need any more tvs so we decided to use our gift card for a much needed camera upgrade.

At first I thought we might put in some of our own money and get a really nice DSLR camera. But then I realized that we don’t really know how to use one of those and we should probably stick to a point and shoot. The gift card was to a rather small South Florida chain so we were a little limited. Ultimately, we decided on a Sony CyberShot.

And so far, I am in love. I haven’t played with all the features yet, but let’s look at a few pictures, shall we?

Sweep Panorama Mode (like the Taylor Swift commercial):

Indian Rocks Beach

It had to be really small to fit on here, but trust me, it’s awesome.

Macro shots (I have never had a camera handle these well):


Pet Mode:


Beach Mode:

Indian Rocks Beach

Food Mode:


And finally, Book Mode (no there isn’t really a book mode, but I like taking pictures of my books):


It’s also supposed to take great low light shots and I despise using a flash, but I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet. I’m super excited to have my new toy with me next week in New York for BEA.

So what do you guys think?

14 thoughts on “My Newest Toy

  1. Jenny May 17, 2010 / 7:54 am

    Awesome! The pictures look great!! My last camera was that brand and it was really good.


  2. Jen - Devourer of Books May 17, 2010 / 11:33 am

    Love! I wish my camera had a panoramic mode! Hmm, maybe it does and I just haven’t found it. May have to do some camera exploration.


    • Michelle May 19, 2010 / 7:31 am

      I think the panoramic sweep mode is unique to Sony. Other cameras have the panoramic lens. This one takes a video basically and then turns it into a photo.


    • Michelle May 19, 2010 / 7:52 am

      The look similar – only the opposite of each other. 🙂


  3. Susan May 18, 2010 / 2:10 pm

    I want one. My birthday is coming up… 😉


  4. Kristie May 18, 2010 / 10:59 pm

    I love these pictures!! I have an old CyberShot, about 4 years old, so I want a new one because I know they have much better features now. I think you just made the decision for me to get a new one 🙂


  5. Dominique May 19, 2010 / 4:10 am

    It looks like a good camera, the macro shots turned out great, I’d love to be able to get such a good result with mine.
    I’ve been thinking about buying a DSLR camera for awhile and doing a course on using it, but you can get such good results with point and click cameras nowadays.


    • Michelle May 19, 2010 / 7:33 am

      I was really impressed with the macro shots. That’s just me playing with it. I think I would love a DSLR camera if I knew how to use it, but I don’t need one now. 🙂


  6. Vishy May 19, 2010 / 3:12 pm

    Your new camera looks cool – it also looks really slim! The pictures are wonderful! Your cats are so lovely! How many cats do you have? I am seeing only Kurt Vonnegut books on your bookshelf 🙂 Is he your most favourite author? 🙂


    • Michelle May 19, 2010 / 3:44 pm

      I have two cats. And the Vonnegut shelf was just the easiest to take a picture of. 🙂


      • Vishy May 20, 2010 / 2:12 am

        Nice to know that. Cats are such beautiful and lovely animals, aren’t they? (and naughty too!) I had two kittens once. One of them was like Daisy – wide-eyed and innocent – while another was like Gatsby – curious about the world 🙂


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