Hope everyone had a fun Fourth of July!!
My absence from the blogosphere last week was due to lot of work-related activity, personal issues and a little thing called a 4-day holiday weekend. It was also my birthday, so as you can see I was just a tad preoccupied. While I did party like a rock star this weekend, I also managed to get my birthday gift too. After getting some gift cash from the wife and her mom and pulling together money of my own, I finally got a brand new Canon HD camcorder and a tripod.
Too lazy to take my own pic, so i borrowed this from letsgodigital.
I could not be more pleased with the product for the money I spent and that seems to be what I said the last few times I bought camera equipment by Canon. The CRP was even a few hundred dollars higher, but I got that money shaved off via the store's 4th of July sale. This sleek, black gadget is lightweight, compact and has 32 GB internal memory. The LCD touch display is extremely easy to navigate and great for keeping all of your camera options consolidated into one area instead of being in the form of buttons scattered all over your physical camera.
Time this weekend was dedicated to reading the manual and learning the ins-and-outs plus the strengths and weaknesses of my device. Other time with the camera was spent getting used to lighting and framing limitations. Still trying to perfect the zoom as well. The bad thing is that I might have to return my tripod and get a more sturdy one. But if that's all I am displeased with, then I feel I'm in good shape with my purchase.
So that's pretty much it. I got to brag about my gift, but the main reason for this post is to let you all know that this camera is going to be used for some great projects both on and off ETMC. So please be on the lookout for those upcoming projects in the near future.