Southern Man

Monday, September 10, 2012

Requiem For A Camera

The faithful old Sanyo VPC-T700 digital camera has made its last ride. After valiantly recording the water wars on the float trip it got a little too wet and wouldn't turn on again so Southern Man dried it out as best he could and worked on it a bit and finally had to take it apart...

...and by tinkering and jiggering and plain good luck managed to get it to (a) turn on and (b) connect to the PC so that the photos could be downloaded.

But the damage was done and it will no function as a camera so the little Sanyo must now go the way of all things. Farewell! You (and your predecessor) served well. But the phone camera will have to step up to the plate for the foreseeable future.


At Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are an educator...what do you think of the Chicago Teachers union striking during their contract (school in session or supposed to be)

At Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Blogger Southern Man said...

I'd fire every last one of them.

At Sunday, September 16, 2012, Blogger Exploding Unicorn said...

The death of a camera is always a sad occasion. Even worse, experts are predicting separate cameras will soon be extinct now that smart phones can take pictures. I'm a holdout, though, because I fear the scenario you describe in your post. Breaking a $99 camera would be tragic, but breaking a $450 phone with a built in camera would make me suicidal.

At Monday, September 17, 2012, Blogger Southern Man said...

Well, lesson learned: I'll just pick up disposable film cameras for expeditions like this.


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