So I did what I do best when I want to procrastinate on making a decision: I researched. Every time I searched "best travel camera," this Sony was at the top of the results.
I didn't have a very complicated list of things I wanted because I don't know enough to create a complicated list. I wanted a few things:
- A camera small enough to travel with, and small enough to avoid making it a target for thieves;
- A camera with zoom capabilities strong enough to let me see details;
- A camera that showed detail - after I dropped my Canon a couple of times, things began to come out fuzzy;
- A price no more than $300 (the amount I expect to get as a refund of retirement contribution glitch at work).
These comparisons proved I made a good upgrade (hopefully it's obvious, but photos from the new camera are on the right):
And I got to prove that the investment was worth it when I got this shot of another graduation last weekend. I was finally able to successfully capture one of those moments when life is so good your throat actually swells with gratitude and joy.
Even more impressive when you consider that I was sitting back here: