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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

 

One Down, One to Go...

Sandy and I were blessed with the unmitigated nachas of seeing our first-born walk across the stage Sunday afternoon in College Park to receive her B.A. Leah earned a double major in Communication and Sociology from University of Maryland, and we're very proud of her.

Leah's 1st Day of School, September 1989 Posted by Hello



Leah and Ben share a laugh after the graduation ceremony Posted by Hello

Now we're all rooting for her in her search for her first professional-level job. She's hoping to land a position with a media company, doing public relations or promotions.

Meanwhile, as a graduation present, Leah asked for a digital camera. She did some research and thought she would like a Canon SD400, which we did go out and buy for her.

Naturally, being the concerned father that I am, I wanted to make sure the camera worked fine before we gave it to her, so... I took some photos with it.

I have to say that even thought the SD400 is basically a point-and-shoot, I'm very impressed with it. Smaller than a deck of cards, it nevertheless has an excellent lens coupled with Canon's outstanding image sensor and electronics. Rounded out with good ergonomics and a 2-inch LCD display, it's a pleasure to use. Here are a few shots to show you what it can do:

SD400 Desktop Fantasy Posted by Hello


SD400 - Small Section of "Desktop Fantasy" Posted by Hello


SD400 Calculator Posted by Hello


SD400 Candy Jar Posted by Hello

Comments:
Hi Steve,

First day, last day. How cool to have photos of these two big events. I wish Leah much success in the job search.

I'm glad you gave the link to her camera review -- it's a more modern version of mine, more fully featured and weighs 50 grams less! I don't have any regrets (yet) over my purchase and am continually amazed at the quality that comes in such a small package.

Portability continues to be a big factor for me and it very well might be for your daughter as well.

Cheers,
Prairie-Girl
 
The SD400 does rock. Anandtech just did a review on it against other ultra-compact cameras and it came out on top.

http://www.anandtech.com/digitalcameras/showdoc.aspx?i=2473
 
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