FAQ : Point and Shoot Camera


On our way into the grocery store this afternoon, I took a particular notice of my attire. White tank top, jeans, and flip-flops. Pretty much my uniform when I’m chilling out. But what caught my eye was the small pink emblem in the lower corner of my shirt that read: Wicked.

I laughed out loud because I became one of those people…the kind who wear t-shirts of their favorite musical. I officially felt old. When I was a kid in the 80’s, I saw adults donning black shirts with emerald feline eyes emblazed on their chests. Gnarly old folks and their CATS shirts. Weird.

The first time I saw Wicked, I was so enchanted, I wanted to buy a t-shirt. You know, as proof that I was there and flaunt my love for Alphaba. In retrospect, I know this is weird. Just as weird as wearing a black shirt with cat eyes. I know. But at the time, I would die without a tank top.

A tiny tank top that cost $30.00.

You’re crazy. This was JD’s response to my request for the shirt. I gripped his arm in desperation as we passed the clothing vendor and looked all doe-eyed.

On our way into the grocery store this afternoon, I took a particular notice of my attire. Apparently, the whole doe-eyed thing worked. I turned to JD and asked if he remembered buying me the tank top. You mean the night you turned into Veruca Salt?

JD refers to me as Veruca whenever I get my way.

After a few (okay, three!) failed attempts at finding the perfect point-and-shoot camera, I seemingly morphed into Veruca yet again. JD bought me the Canon SD 870IS.

Thus far, I love everything about it, especially the wide-angle capabilities. I’m often asked for a p&s recommendation and after owning the Olympus Stylus 840 and the Canon A640, this camera is easily far superior and worth the extra investment.

But, then again, this is also coming from the girl who couldn’t live without an overpriced tank top and has a husband who succumbs to requests when delivered with large, hopeful eyes 😉

Happy Sunday!

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  1. Nichanh Petersen

    March 31st, 2008 at 2:32 am

    I got one too. I love it

  2. Alyssa Lang

    March 31st, 2008 at 2:38 am

    You’re not crazy, the SD series is genius. 🙂

  3. Ashley

    March 31st, 2008 at 2:57 am

    I’m not a photographer, but I am getting the urge to be one. I have the Canon SD 950IS and I am in love with it! Way to go Veruca!

  4. cassandra m

    March 31st, 2008 at 3:14 am

    awesome info. i have two small Canons that are ready for retirement. I was looking at investing in another. thanks for sharing 😉

  5. Tira J

    March 31st, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Hey Jasmine! I just bought, actually, I am "Veruca" also for "D" so he bought me the "PINK" Canon SD1100 IS and it is super cool as well. A photographer always has to have a camera by her side no matter what. They are the perfect size. Looking forward to seeing you on Monday. 🙂

  6. DJ

    March 31st, 2008 at 3:17 am

    YEA! That’s the one I just got! Checkout the Time Lapse feature!

  7. Paul Kremer

    March 31st, 2008 at 3:31 am

    The one thing I do appreciate about the Canon A series over the SD series is that the A series is SO easy to use with one hand. When I was in Honduras trying to shoot out the sides of buses and such, it was so nice to have all my zoom features and settings accessible with 1 hand while hanging it out the window! 🙂

  8. Jensey!

    March 31st, 2008 at 3:45 am

    I’m such a Wicked nerd myself.. I batted my eyes to my hubby when we saw the musical and begged for the I <3 OZ shirt. Elphaba is my homegirl. 🙂

  9. Tristan Tom

    March 31st, 2008 at 4:19 am

    I just got this cam too. It seems great for a take everywhere camera and the 3 inch screen rocks. So does the video mode.

  10. Joanna

    March 31st, 2008 at 4:33 am

    I love the way he always spoils you!

  11. Breanne

    March 31st, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Wicked is amazing. AMAZING.

  12. MattDJ

    March 31st, 2008 at 5:36 am

    Dang…just when I thought I was settled on another P&S… 🙂

  13. Jane Lok

    March 31st, 2008 at 6:15 am

    So perfect with your timing! We are just in need of a new camera. I cried the first time I saw Wicked. =)

  14. WeezerMonkey

    March 31st, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Ooh. Me wants! I have the A620, and it is just too big!

  15. WeezerMonkey

    March 31st, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Ooh. Me wants! I have the A620, and it is just too

  16. angel swanson

    March 31st, 2008 at 7:35 am

    yay!! this is the camera we just got for Christmas and we looove it. 😉 glad to know i’m in good company with it! xoxo

  17. Lisa Russo

    March 31st, 2008 at 11:50 am

    I’m in search of a good pos to take on a vacation – don’t want to lug all the big dogs. Thanks for the reco!

  18. ricki ford

    March 31st, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I am looking for one for my wife thanks for the info I will check this one out.

  19. Amanda Harris

    March 31st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Perfectly timed! We just registered for the G9 but now I’m reconsidering…..this one is lighter and less expensive! Thank you!

  20. cathy

    March 31st, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I haven’t had a p&s for YEARS. 🙂 Oh to have something that fits in my purse!

  21. Alicia

    March 31st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I’m the SAME way! I absolutely had to get the Dave Matthews Band sweatshirt otherwise I’d die! Now I make sure to rock that sweater as much as possible so my fiance knows he did the right thing buying it. 🙂 We can’t wait to meet you tomorrow!

  22. Melissa Koehler

    March 31st, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    You are too cute!
    I have yet to see Wicked, it’s on my list 🙂
    Thanks for the recommendation!

  23. Fabian Boente

    March 31st, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Jasmine,
    It was great to finally met you in person at WPPI when you were at the Shootsac booth (by the way this bag rocks). You are an inspiration. Wish you the best FB

  24. Simply Modern Weddings

    March 31st, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    you are too funny! JD is so sweet…my hubby refused to get me the Wicked shirt. Haha!

  25. jeanette sanchez

    March 31st, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Oh my gosh! My hubby just bought me this camera too, after much research for the BEST one! I used it at a concert last night and got some cool shots with the IS. Congrats Jasmine our hubby’s LOVE US!

  26. Michelle Ellis

    March 31st, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    I have this camera too!!!

    I love it, it’s so nice to be able to carry it in my purse or hand it to anyone for a picture.(:

    Great recommendation!

  27. brooke b

    March 31st, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    too funny…my family has called me veruca since i can remember. of course, my husband promptly picked up on that and it continues! glad you are loving your new P&S!

  28. Sundee

    March 31st, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I love this camera! I just got it because of your recomendation! Thanks 🙂

  29. Ryan

    March 31st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Definitely a cool buy. My wife has one of these…and can’t LIVE without it.

  30. Crystal Goss

    March 31st, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Hmmmm…..methinks I need one of these cameras before we come out to Cali!! 🙂 We’re booking our flight tonight! Yay! Last week in May, girl! I will be seeing ya then! XOXO!

  31. Jennifer Elaine

    April 1st, 2008 at 12:50 am

    I call this technique, "Puss in Boots eyes", and it totally works;) Hope you are doing well!

  32. Angel Barnes

    April 1st, 2008 at 1:49 am

    sweet!! i just bought this EXACT camera yesterday!! how funny! and i have to say that i love it too. i am so excited (and yea i totally pulled a veruca too!)

  33. Lia Supatra

    April 1st, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Nice! I have the same camera and I got it for FREE! LOL. I filled out a Canon questionnaire at WPPI and they had a lucky drawing to give away this sweet little camera. Guess who the fortunate one was? ME!!!! 😀 I’m a very very happy owner! 🙂

  34. Amanda Lachapelle

    April 1st, 2008 at 3:50 am

    Jasmine – it seems like your talking about the same look I gave my husband when I wanted the last shopping spree 🙂 Wide eyed and a little pouty always works 🙂

  35. Sarah Skow

    April 1st, 2008 at 4:40 am

    How perfect! I was just browsing some p&s cameras today– not sure which would be best. Thanks, Jasmine! 🙂

  36. Jasmine Marie

    April 1st, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Veruca! Now THAT’s original. lol.

  37. Kimberly Hill

    April 1st, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    I took that same camera to that same musical on my birthday last Thursday night. To defying gravity – cheers!

  38. Anna Costa

    April 1st, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I totally wore out a black "Lion King the Musical" tank top. It had a huge lion on the front with ruby red jewels for it’s eyes!
    I recently tossed it b/c it was so worn out that it looked almost grey. I love musicals…

  39. rowena

    April 1st, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Popular, I’ll help you be popular, you’ll hang with the right cohorts, you’ll be good at sports, know the slang you’ve got to know– so let’s start, ’cause you’ve got an awf’lly long way to go!

  40. Michael Costa

    April 2nd, 2008 at 7:34 am

    You’re too hilarious!

  41. Michael Costa

    April 2nd, 2008 at 7:35 am

    And thanks for doing the research on the best point and shoot 🙂

  42. photoTristan

    April 4th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Did you now you can hack this camera with open source firmware so it can do things like shoot RAW and shoot super high shutter speeds and such?

    I’m gonna try it – http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Supercharge_Your_Camera_with_Open-Source_CHDK_Firmware

  43. New York City Wedding Photographer

    April 16th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I need a lil pocket sized camera

    parris whittingham

    New York City Wedding Photography

  44. meg

    April 19th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    this is my point and shoot and i love it! nice choice

  45. Jeremy

    May 11th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I love Wicked! Seen it 3 times, and can’t wait for the next. The spelling is "elphaba" not "alphaba" – but nevertheless, great show, and yes a great P&S.