The Obligatory Post About My Brand Spanking New Digital SLR Camera

New Toy!

Watching Death Cab For Cutie's I Will Follow You Into the Dark video first thing in the morning is really not the best way to start your day. I ended up bawling my eyes out. If you think the song is depressing, wait until you watch the video. I actually watched the video a couple more times after the first time because I'm a glutton for punishment and I ended up bawling. Every. Single. Time.

I did get my brand spanking new digital SLR camera in the mail on Wednesday, by the way, but it came with an additional feature (since Canon refuses to call it a malfunction): a dead pixel on the 2.5 inch LCD screen. If you paid lots of money on a product, you'd expect the product to be perfect, right? So that night we brought the camera back to Future Shop for an exchange. After waiting around for what felt like ages, we drove home with another Canon Digital Rebel XTi. I hated having to charge the battery all over again (90 minutes is a frickin' long time!) but I didn't have any other choice. Once the battery was all charged, I tested the camera and this one turned out to be perfect. Yay!

I wanted to call my camera Chuck Norris but Troy thought it was dumb. He wanted to call it Christi (XTi, Christi -- got it?) but I thought it was lame. I think I'm going to call it Penelope instead. Not after Penelope Cruz, but after one of James Kim's daughters. I didn't post about the camera on Wednesday because I was upset about James Kim -- the CNet senior editor who went missing while searching for help for his stranded family -- being found dead. It's amazing how much the live (or death) of strangers can affect you.

I still have yet to take the camera outside. Hopefully I'll be able to do it this weekend. The weather is supposed to be warmish on Sunday. That would be nice for a change.


  1. Kristin Pishdadi
    December 9, 2006

    Make sure you get your­self a card read­er if you don’t have one. It’s not good for the cam­era to keep plug­ging it into USB. It’s much slow­er to trans­fer via card read­er too :)

  2. Anjaan
    December 8, 2006

    Con­grat­u­la­tions!!! :)

  3. Laura loves pictures
    December 9, 2006

    This cam­era is great. I like it very much too. You have a good tech. taste and I think you are going to have a lot of fun with this new cam­era.
    Thank you for shar­ing this sto­ry with me !

  4. Natasha
    December 9, 2006

    I watched the video and yep it made me cry as well! Although I cry at every­thing so … :-)
    Good luck with your new cam­era — I love get­ting new toys! I have a Canon (dif­fer­ent mod­el) and I think they are great cam­eras.

  5. rebecca
    December 18, 2006

    yay for new cam­era! i am so jeal­ous i could spit!

  6. Liz
    December 27, 2006

    I got the exact same cam­era for Christ­mas, minus the whole dead pix­el thing. Yay for new SLRs.

  7. fish_hfd
    July 1, 2007

    It’s nice

  8. luke
    November 6, 2008

    i got a new k200d which had 3 dead pix­els on the LCD. the online store is in the process of giv­ing me a replace­ment.


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