The camera that went to Disneyland: G11

After the previous post, I received various comments from everyone on the blog and on Facebook.  I considered everything, and decided to take the G11 (point-and-shoot) to Disneyland with us for the following reasons:

1. It’s lightweight.

2. We’ll be outside in the California sun for the better part, so the fact that the G11 is not so great for low light conditions will not be detrimental.

I mentally had to prepare myself for the lower quality pictures, and knowing there are certain shots I won’t be able to do with the G11.  While we were on our trip, there were definitely moments I wish I had the 7D with me.  I had to tell myself I was there to have a good time with my family, not to be a photographer.  However, I must say, for the most part, I was so glad it was the G11 I took.  We did about 8 hours per day in Disneyland, and I was carrying Savanna in a baby carrier and a diaper bag the entire time.  That’s about 15 lbs of baby and gear for 8 hours a day.  If I had to also carry the 7D, I probably would have hung myself by the camera strap.

I’m not all that excited about our trip pictures in the photographic sense.  But I am glad I got to enjoy the experience of seeing my son’s eyes light up at the sight of Lightning McQueen and Mater in Cars Land.

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