So my camera and I had our first date tonight, and I must say that it went… okay. We have to get a little more comfortable with each other. I just keep comparing it to the Nikon… even though it’s been a year, I still can’t help thinking about it. Everything was just so easy with that Nikon and I. We hit it off immediately. It was like we were meant to be together. The way it just fit so perfectly ergonomically in my hand… but I have to move on. A credit card bill that I’m going to be paying off for the next six months reminds me that I’ve put a lot into this relationship… and it will work.

Now, I’m by no means a camera expert, but I can say that the A610 is a good little camera. It has a nasty habit of turning off too soon while taking a break and resetting your options (flash off, macro/closeup shot, etc.) but I think I can change that. The display is WAY too small, and I didn’t really use the 360 like I thought I would. The battery life is good. Having full manual control is awesome. The user interface is not as intuitive as I would like it to be. Even under imperfect lighting conditions and no tripod, working without the flash produced far less blurry pictures than the Nikon ever did. Overall, I give it 4/5 stars.

On the subject of Canon products, can someone tell me why my scanner and my computer just won’t get along anymore? Since everyone in studio has that same scanner, someone should mail me their installation CD (Graham) and maybe their USB cord (Candace). Please?