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Monday, July 11, 2016

The Ole' Second Try

Lately, I have been feeling a bit frustrated having nothing but a smartphone camera.

I am, of course, still mad at myself for destroying my former camera in less than a year. On the bright side, the little, Nikon S9900 did get to record many experiences last winter in Egypt. I had the camera for all of last summer too. So, although I still feel angry that I smashed it on the street in Copenhagen before our recent cruise, I can now convince myself its demise provided a new opportunity.

Surrey Central

Yesterday I went over to the Surrey Central Mall on the SkyTrain. I had scoured the Internet for information about the Nikon P900 and figured it was what matched my requirements. It went on sale at Broadway Camera on Canada Day. I haven't seen it selling for less anywhere in US or Canadian dollars. It's a point and shoot but has an incredibly immense zoom.

I brought it home but didn't unpack the box for a few hours. At around the time the shop closes on Sundays, I took out the beast. (It really is hefty compared to my recent cameras.) I put in the camera battery and unwrapped the charging cord. Just like my last one, it charges in-camera via USB which makes a lot of sense when travelling. The on/off switch lit up immediately but the camera was otherwise dead. What? How could I luck out by getting the box with a lemon in it?

I went back to Broadway Camera today and got a new replacement. It did make me a little skeptical but the sales guys said they'd never seen a similar instance. I didn't see any mention of DOA devices on the Internet either. So, I'll chalk it up as a flook. I guess, it gives me something to talk about. I had no plans for today, so I didn't mind returning to Surrey when the mall opens at 10:00 AM.

I hope I can keep this camera for a while. My goal is at least three years!

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