The other day I took the plunge and bought a new point-and-shoot camera to replace my old one which had given up the ghost a few weeks ago. I missed having a handy, pocket-sized camera to have along when I'm outdoors doing chores. Here's a shot taken this morning:
The new camera has 16X zoom. The old one had 10X. You can see how I zoomed in on part of the scene above in this next shot. Fun!
I almost bought a camera that had 32X zoom and was priced lower than the 16X, but it wasn't sized to fit easily in a pocket. I stood there in the store, mulling and pondering and weighing the advantages of each camera. The sales clerk tried to be helpful, but I kept wishing he would just go away. I like to be left alone to think things through, though that doesn't mean I always make the right decision.