As I mentioned yesterday, I plan to take pictures of my CSA wares for posterity. I love to take pictures, some say I take too many. Some (eh,ehm) would be wrong…you know who you are.

I have wanted a DSLR camera for years and years. I had an old SLR from my Aunt that I used in high school, but it broke in college. But, when it came time to get a DSLR, I got close, but could never bring myself to actually purchase one. I ended up with a line of really great point and shoots. My current camera is a very nice Nikon Coolpix that works really well. I’ve taken some great shots with it, like this one, which might be one of my favorites that I’ve ever taken:

Its my wonderful husband dutifully trying to catch a sheep for me while we were walking in Wales.  Isn’t he sweet?

And this one:

My first homemade pasta attempt, in the DC snowpocalypse, pre-pasta roller (too thick!).

I’ve avoided a DSLR for one reason. TOO BIG. I traveled a lot internationally and I could never imagine carrying that big, not to mention expensive, thing around my neck.

But C. kept his eye out and was on top of it when “it” was announced last month. The “it” that was the solution to my complaint.  The “it” that is to become my next camera. Hopefully.

Um. Yes. Please.

Small, but with most of the functionality of a traditional DSLR,  not to mention gorgeous. I have no grand plans to be pro, I just want to take good pictures with something that doesn’t require its own luggage.  It comes out July 9th. The reviews are pretty great so far. I can’t wait to hold it in my hand and see if it’s really right for me. So excited!