The Camera  Has Arrived!

Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Down The Hill


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 easy. 

Apparently, this 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 computer.

I am impressed with DH's shopping skills. According to Steve's article, this camera's list cost is $699.  Using, 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 excitement.

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 come:  

Freddy B:  That's our handsome little boy!


O: Our precious, mischievous Girlzilla.


Freddy B & O: Our photogenic dog kids.

Here's a snippet on the camera:

"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 surprises."


In case, I misplace them: 

"Life is a Gift."

Author Unknown

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