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May 1st, 2008 | Posted by Davey in Pre-Travel Posts - (1 Comments)

Sorry, it has been a while since we have uploaded a post to our blog.  I keep rattling on about our busted camera which has been driving us both potty for some time.  We had taken several photos of the previous weekends activities,I went to download them only to discover there was nothing on the memory card…grrrr.  I have to say, it has served us well for the last four years.

Good news, we have a new camera.  We spend a week or so running to and from Jessops reviewing a range of cameras that would suit our everyday needs and our up and coming travels.  Our neighbour, Tim, who is studying photography suggested a few bridge cameras, but they felt to cumbersome, especially with limited space in our rucksacks.

To cut a long story short, we chose a Panasonic Lumix 9.1 Megapixel Compact with 10 x Optical Zoom (wow).  As a little treat for scuba diving, we purchased a Panasonic Marine Case.  Accessories also include: 3 x batteries, 3 x 2GB memory cards and a case.  So now we are fully kited out but all-in-all a pretty expensive purchase.  Taking full advantage of the the weak dollar, we purchased the items in America saving around 50% off the cost if we had purchased in the UK.

Good to be back posting again.  More updates soon.

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