Wishes DO come true...our FAMILY in FLORIDA!! :)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

so, we decided to UPGRADE...

our camera from the usual digital small camera to a SLR CAMERA!!! WOOO-HOOO am i excited!!! i am so happy that i will FINALLY be able to capture a picture of my children without them having to wait FOREVER for the thing to actually TAKE it and then another shot taking that much LONGER!!! soooo, all day long, we were determined we would get a camera for our trip to buy had a pretty great deal where you got the camera we wanted and a lens and a battery for $799.00...not tooo bad...well, we went to walmart and the exact camera was about $30 cheaper and a lens that was BETTER was cheaper, we decided to look at one of our BENEFITS which would be with AAFES EXCHANGE ONLINE....and guess what i just bought????

Canon® EOS Digital Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm IS Lens Kit
Price Was...$595.00
Price Now...$545.00

Capture the moment and all it's details frame by frame. A DIGIC III image processor and advanced 7-point autofocus system help you take total control over every frame you shoot. Compatible with all EF lenses, E-TTL wireless autoflash and many EOS system accessories. Integrated cleaning system. Direct printing capability with compatible printers.

10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
2.5" LCD
Lens Optical Image Stabilizer
SD / SDHC memory card compatible
USB 2.0 connection
Kit Includes:

Li-Ion battery pack
Battery charger
Video and interface cables
Wide strap
EOS digital solutions disc
User'™s manual
Color: Black

Power: 100-240V (auto adjusts), AC, 50/60Hz

Size: 3 3/4"H — 5"W — 2 3/8"D

Weight: 15.84 oz

AND this is what we ended up paying....$545.00 - 15%(using Coupon Code: 8286pcr3) = $463.25 TOTAL!!! we saved $81.00 with the 15% off deal!!! and NO SHIPPING AND NO TAXES!!!!!!!!!!! can you say DEAL?! and we swere SOOOOO CLOSE to going for the package deal at BEST BUY because it had the extra lense and, just right now, this camera came out to be $187.00 CHEAPER than BEST BUY!!! and yes we didnt get the lens BUT the cannon lens that they had at WALMART for a 75mm-300mm was $175.00 compared to the one that was part of the deal at best buy for $349.00 (75mm-220mm)!!! sooooo, as usual, we learned our leason not to rush into it! and to look at our benefits! we just got a GREAT camera for sooooo much LESS than we could find it anywhere else AND we do have to pay TAXES ON IT!!! :) sooo, it should be here by the end of the week, PLEASE GOD!!! that way we can learn how to use it!! :)

anyway, just had to share our good news!!! we have 20 days LEFT till we LEAVE!!! :)