Last week while Susan was out of town, I broke the unofficial “Code of Christmas” and bought not one but two things for myself in December. Fortunately, I feel pretty confident that neither of these items were already wrapped up and waiting for me underneath our Christmas tree. Coincidently, for this blog entry I used each new device to take a picture of the other one.
The first item was the Pentax K-x DSLR camera. I’ve been wanting a DSLR camera for a while now, and the K-x seems like a pretty good place to start. It’s a beginner’s DSLR, which means it still has auto focus and plenty of pre-set configurations for dozens of shooting situations, but it also gives you the ability to tweak settings to your heart’s content. The performance is light years past my old digital camera. Picture taking is instant, and the burst rate of almost five pictures per second has come in handy when taking pictures of the kids. I still have a lot to learn about photography, but this camera is making it fun. Most Pentax cameras only come in black, but the company is currently releasing the limited numbers of of the K-x in red, white and blue. My hope is that the bright red will decrease my odds of losing it. Not only does the camera capture 12.4 megapixel photos (in widescreen format, no less), but it also shoots HD video as well.
The other item, I am ashamed to admit, was an iPhone. I’m sorry. I held out as long as I could, but they finally got me. I’ve spent a long time buying “anything but Apple” products. I’ve suffered with crappy mp3 players because I refused to own an iPod, and I tried not to look envious as the sea of iPhone users around me showed me their cool apps. I’ve been an AT&T customer for over ten years now and I got tired of waiting on Droid and HTC phones to arrive, so I caved. I don’t care what you think. In fact, I probably won’t even notice you anymore because I’m going to be Twittering, Facebooking, and whatever-elsing 24/7 now like everybody else. I’ve been assimilated. God help us all.
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