So after my fiasco at my last trip to Disneyland where I took my film camera, took 3 and a half rolls worth of pictures only to have one roll come out, I made it my mission to go digital.
It took me awhile to decide on a brand. Kodak, HP and Sony were early eliminations because of bad experience with the companies. Nikon was eliminated by lack of selection, Olympus because of their desire to only use their own memory cards. I finally decided on a Canon. Because it has a nice handgrip, I like my dad's canon and it was a good price.
So today I bought myself a Canon Powershot A530 at Sears. It was 189.99 on sale, so was about 200 after tax. I almost bought myself a bigger memory card and went to Best Buy to buy a card reader.
This is the result, the first picture taken of my dog Zoe. I tried to get it far away, but she was too interested in the weird sounds it was making. I was floored by the inital quality, I could see details on her muzzle that I can't see even close up.