My husband, Rick surprised me recently when he said he ordered this camera for me. We had been looking at it for awhile, and comparing it to another Canon that I had my eye on. This was the more expensive of the two, but after Rick did quite a bit of research, he felt it was the best value. I'm so excited to try it out. It runs on a rechargeable battery, so I have to get that going before I can play around with it.
This will be my third Canon PowerShot. I am currently using the S3IS model, but it's over seven years old now. Every now and then it makes a funny noise when the lens comes out, so I don't know how much longer it has to go. Rick said he wanted to use it, so at least it's not going to feel left out. Before that one, I had the S1IS model. That was a nice camera too, but mine died a quick death after being stuck with salt water at Sea World. Yeah, yeah ... I know. They did tell us we were in the splash zone, but I honestly thought I had time to put it away. It was halfway in and — SPLASH — thanks, Flipper. It turned on once, and then it just croaked.
Anyway, I'm excited to give this SX50-HS a try, just as soon as it's all charged up. Having gotten an iPhone in recent months, I'm finding myself all too reliant on that for pictures. Then of course, something really cool comes along and I don't get a good photograph. I guess iPhone cameras have their purpose, but nothing beats a good digital camera.