My first digital camera was a point and shoot that showed up under the Christmas tree in 2001.
A Canon Power Shot G2 with 4.0 mega pixels. My newest point and shoot has about 4 times the number of mega pixels. This old friend is heavy, I was surprised when I pulled it out of the closet at how much heft it had. I carted this around until it's replacement arrived on Mother's Day 2006.
So what were the first digital images?
I'm a parent, so of course the first image has to be of the Kiddo (aka Drama Teen). She was 2, sitting in Grandpa's chair watching TV. This is probably the last picture where you will see her in pink, it's not one of her favorite colors.
Of course I had to go buy some flowers at the grocery store to see how well it worked in macro mode in low light.
To be honest it didn't work great, this image had to be adjusted in Photoshop. However, as I have to do that often now, it's not all the camera's fault.
One of the issues I still struggle with when using a digital point and shoot is getting it to auto focus on the right part of the subject. The stems look great, the roses are a little fuzzy. Still I like this image.
The G2 was a fun little camera. It was amazing to be able to take a photograph and not have to wait till you got the film developed to see your pictures. You can check if you got the shot and reshoot if necessary (a great thing with a 2 year old). Though I think with the digital point and shoots it's way to easy to do just that; point and shoot before you engage your brain. It's easy to overlook composition issues. I did that this morning when I took the picture of the G2, I focused on how the light hit the camera and had taken about 3 shots before I realized the "Canon" on the lens cap was upside down.
I get my family back tonight, they should be loading up and hitting the road for the long drive home. No laundry for today, but I'll loads tomorrow. Time to get in a bit sewing before that. Have a great weekend.