An unassuming plain
brown box from i4Digital
arrived at the office yesterday. Do you speak Fuji?
Within it was a Fujifilm
digital camera (FinePix
4800 Zoom) and the prospect of glorious digital photos made
camera reviewer did, and DH was impressed with this article (click
here) and ordered it, concluding an intense search for the
perfect camera for me that was user-friendly, small enough to
carry in my handbag, and easy to transfer images from camera to
I am impressed with
DH's shopping skills. According to Steve's article, this camera's
list cost is $699. Using BizRate.com,
an online comparison-shopping service, he was able to get it from
i4Digital for $374 with free shipping and handling and a set of
four rechargeable batteries. A+ work!
Anxious to "share a
moment, share a life," I was forced to exercise great
restraint. My new toy required five hours of charging up
before I could play with it. I willed myself into techie mode and pored
over the instruction manual.
It's not exactly a
simple "point and shoot" camera, but believe me, if non-techie me
could figure it out within minutes, it's close enough.
User-friendly, it says "Hello" when I turn it on and
"See You" when I switch it off.
It's small. Sexy.
Sophisticated. Smart. Simple to use. Sleek and
stylish with a body designed by F.A. Porsche. Ohhhhh. I love it!
Just think, I can take
hundreds of pictures without paying a penny for film or
processing. The photos are instantly "developed". No
more bad shots or "insurance shots." No more running
out of film. I can crop and resize. I can instantly upload. I can
send them home by email or post them here.
I think I'm in
Heaven! Just as I took that quantum leap from the typewriter
to a word processor, I'm moving up from film to digital photos with
DH came home just in
time to figure out how to load the images into the computer to DH. He's a techie and
voila! Here are the first of many more photos to
Freddy B: That's our handsome
O: Our precious, mischievous Girlzilla.
Freddy B & O: Our photogenic dog kids.
Here's a snippet on the
"There is the innate desire for lightweight and compact devices with a stylish design.Realizing this trend, manufacturers, like Fujifilm, have spent more money and resources
on the research and development of digital imaging technology. The Fujifilm FinePix
4800Zoom is one of the resultant fruits of labour in Fujifilm's product line-up of digital
cameras. Aside from being a digital camera, the 4800Zoom contains many other
In case, I misplace
"Life is a Gift."
P.S. If you would
like to share a portion of yourself with words, in response to
this journal entry, you may do it here.
only gift is a portion of thyself..."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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