This morning, while making coffee, I was patting myself on the black for my frugal living -- hadn't spent anything on "wants" in weeks, no clothes, no books, no extras. I had that thought for about 10 seconds when I notice my digital camera was on the floor. It was on a sideboard, and evidently I somehow knocked it off, and it fell about 3-4 feet. Of course, it didn't survive. When I turned it on, the screen was cracked.
I both need and want a camera. I am traveling next week and so I decided to just go to Amazon. I am not a shopper, not a comparer, not a researcher when I buy. I feel as if it's the luck of the draw. Well, of course there are dozens of digital camera... none were rated five stars, but I looked at the ones where there were four plus a fractional of the fifth star. Read the reviews including one by the most obsessive tester who tested this camera against all these other models and it finally got so boring that I started to skim and decided, that's good enough for me. Skimmed a few other reviews.
Then I did the bundle. I bought the camera, a memory card and a case. Then I got free shipping. I leave on Tuesday, in the confirmation it said that the camera would arrive on Monday. This is the angst I hate. I get (ahem) economical in not wanting to pay, knowing that in all likelihood, it would arrive before Monday, and then thought I am not this broke. I can afford overnight shipping so I went back and changed it.
I ended up spending more time on the color than the camera. Almost went with "violet" thinking that it would personalize the camera and no one would pick it up thinking it was theirs, but I decided on silver.
So here's what I got, and if you think this camera sucks, don't tell me. Elapsed time of purchase: 180 seconds.
"Panasonic DMC-FH25 16.1MP Digital Camera with 8X Wide Angle Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD - Silver"