Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lot-Less





















My trusty little Powershot A590 is having problems.  Something to do with a warped opening to the battery compartment is causing the "Change Batteries" sign to come up unnecessarily often, & the screen to go dark.  Right now I'm using it with a rubber band wrapped around it, in an attempt to close the battery compartment more firmly.  An elegant, but inefficent approach. I'm hoping a little creative fiddling on the inside will solve the problem , but if not, I'll need a new camera for everyday use.  I'm trying to choose between the Canon ELPH 300  (a good price & maybe all I really need?) & the more expensive Canon S 95 (twice as expensive, but clearly better, & sturdier).  I have a Canon Rebel, but don't carry it around all the time, so I need a good back-up. Any recommendations, anyone?

3 comments:

Goggla said...

The Canons are great. I'm on my third - the A3300 and I love it. My first one was stolen at Mars Bar and broke my heart. The second was used so much, it developed age-related problems like yours...in the end, I had to lick the battery every time I took a photo.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Thank you! I'm constantly turning the little devil on & off ...

Melanie said...

I have this problem too!!!!I open the battery part and jingle the batteries--blow on them--somehow it works. I am thinking of another Canon too--I had a dream last night I was using a SLR again and was talking and focusing at the same time. Have a Great Holiday Kate to you and yours. Best for the New Year.
Melanie