My last purchase in pursuit of this goal was a pretty major fail. This cam may be a tough-guy, but the dude takes some seriously krappy pictures, and I've had my fill of fiddling with him in an effort get something decent to show up on the memory card.
I've lately been seriously close to the edge on a Canon S95, which can currently be had for about $290 since the newer-more-better S100 is out, but I haven't quite had the guts to step off the ledge. Maybe there's a different possibility of a solution, though.
Patty and I are way outdated on our cell phone hardware and our service contract expired a very long time ago. Her phone actually totally died a while back and we got her a cheap "go phone" (cheap being the operative term here) and have been nursing that solution along. But we've known the time was coming and it turns out that our patience was all up and today was the day.
I'm graduating from an iPhone 3G and you already know what she's graduating from. I couldn't care very much about most of the differences between the 3G and 4S with the exception of the on-board camera. Back in the 3G days, the on-board cam was just a POS - good enough was good enough and there wasn't a lot of expectation. But we're now a coupla generations evolved and the expectations are way higher and the cam on the 4S has been getting some good press. My hope is that it'll be able to be my everyday picture-taker that's good for 90% of what I wanna show you guys.
|The little tiny eyeball on the back corner of my phone that all my hopes ride on.|
I took some pictures of tonight's activities in different parts of the shop and house, in different light conditions. Without knowing anything about the camera controls or anything else about it. Indoor light stuff just sucks, but I was hoping it would be simply PhD (press here, dummy). Some came out okay and others just okay. So apparently some more goofing around is in order. I'm still hopeful that I can get a reasonable picture with some reasonable effort, though.
Camera stuff aside, you probably now have a pretty good idea about what I've been up to tonight.