I was going through my old stuff from school ,or “Kachra” as everyone else calls it. And I found one of my favourite items of my “Treasure box”, which helped me in transforming moments into memories and those memories shall be preserved for the rest of my life, Insha’Allah. And so this item too shall be treasured for the rest of my life as well.
I was afraid I had lost it, so when I saw it lying in the corner of my box, I was filled with joy and relief.
My first camera ever, Sony Cybershot S600. I remember the days I spent dreaming about digicam, I remember discussing with my brother and telling him how badly I wanted it. I remember pestering dad to get me one. And I remember the day when I finally got it. It was in the last week of June 2006 (Yup eight years ago), those days digital cameras were the “trend”.
Back then I didn’t even know much about the cameras (Not that I really know much now), all I NEEDED was a camera to capture the memories. That doesnt mean it wasnt good, it had pretty good features, was easy to handle and it did take pretty clear pictures. Clarity was one of the things that I loved about it.
One of the two cons of this camera was, it was quite heavy and the other con being, it had rechargeable AA batteries. Firstly, it was hard to find them and secondly, charger wasn’t available anywhere, when I’d bought the camera. So for the first few months I relied on non-rechargeable batteries and recharged the original batteries that came with the camera by giving them some rest.But I loved it.
I used it for nearly three years. It was even confiscated in school once. 😛 It was hard to sneak in that camera, hence found itself in Principal’s room for a week, I guess 😛
I had to replace it, when it started losing its sight and was crippled ( the lens would get stuck every now and then) . I was going to throw it away lekin dil nahi badha aagey, after all it was my first camera ever. How can I throw it away?! I am glad I didn’t, in the future I’m sure its gonna make it to the “antique” list. 😉
Then came my second camera, Sony Cybershot T700, bought on 11th May 2009. I LOVED this one. It had such cool features. This one had a 3.5 LCD touch screen. It also gave you the choice of choosing different photographing scenes/modes. Loved experimenting with those scenes. And pictures were crystal clear. It had a smile shutter as well,( was the latest feature, I guess ).
Its slim and sleek body made it easy to sneak it in my shoes ( Ihave done that soo many times) but I had to walk awkwardly in the school.
This camera’s in a good condition, just that I havent used it in ages. Thanks to smartphones.
Better than all of these fancy shancy cameras I prefer, Reel wale cameras. They are the best. They help you in preserving your memories lifelong, literally, unless and until kuch hojaye n photos jaljaye ya some photo-chor steals it form your collection (Ammi tells me about how they used to stealthily take out their favorite photos from their cousins album and vice versa). Haha! Good Old days. Those cameras didn’t have the delete option, thus captured memories as they were. No editing, preserving emotions in their purest forms.
Haaye! Really pre-technology days were good. Life was simple yet enthralling. Nahi? what do you think? Are you Pro or Anti-Technology?
Thats about it people. Hope you enjoyed reading my random bakwaas. Stay tuned for more bakwaas. 😀
P.S: My T700 is beemar thoda sa, does anyone have an idea, how to revive it back to life? Thank You 🙂