The best part of having a “real job” is being able to buy new toys at will.

After breaking my old camera last month, I spent forever procrastinating about buying a new one, but I finally did! I’m not going to lie: the main reason I decided to go for it and finally replace the thing was for making video and picture posts here using something other than my phone. Anyway, behold my newest toy, the Casio EX-Z550! (Apparently that color is “red,” but it looks really purple to me, so hopefully it’s true to the image and not “fire engine red” when it gets here on Wednesday.)

New camera, yay!

My last camera was almost three years old, so this is a huge upgrade for me: 14.1 megapixels, 4x wide angle optical zoom, 720p video recording, and image stabilization. I may just have to screw around and stage a photo shoot with my new zombie action figures (shut up, I hear you laughing) to try this thing out when it comes. Excitement!