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For sale: Canon PowerShot A95

  • 28th Jul, 2006 at 11:11 AM


Canon PowerShot A95
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I am selling my Canon PowerShot A95. It's a good, sturdy, faithful camera which won't let you down. Whether you're an absolute neophyte or you've taken some photographs before, this little guy will capture excellent memories. And it takes rather decent pictures, if I say so myself.

It comes with the original box, a 1GB flash memory card, some cables, and thick manuals that describe what all the buttons do. But you don't really need the manual, you can just start taking pictures and have the joy of discovering what looks good. The A95 has a great automatic mode, but you can also fiddle with the manual settings if you want control. It's a great camera for someone who wants to learn about digital photography—you can really grow into it.

What isn't included are a camera bag, rechargable AA batteries (get the NiMH ones), and a lens-cleaning kit. These are all very cheap. You may also want a compact-flash card reader, but that isn't strictly necessary. Those are also very affordable. Oh, and you'll also need a sense of adventure. Which is completely free.

I'm selling this for $150, unless you have a story of passionate art, in which case I'm willing to offer it for less. I had a lot of fun with this camera and I hope you do too.


Comments

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denkizero
28th Jul, 2006 15:26 (UTC)
oooh so you're upgrading? :)
sfllaw
28th Jul, 2006 15:33 (UTC)
I already have! I'm using an A620 and I love it. It's like the bigger brother of the A95.
tristia
28th Jul, 2006 15:50 (UTC)
i have the a620 too and it makes me insanely happy. ^_^
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 14:14 (UTC)
We should go out and take photographs together some time. I'd love to get some tips from you.
tristia
7th Aug, 2006 16:19 (UTC)
but you're a fantastic photographer! you hardly need any tips from me. :)
sfllaw
7th Aug, 2006 17:18 (UTC)
Indeed I do! I like your style and adore your angles. I'd love to learn from you.
vierge_en_trop
28th Jul, 2006 15:52 (UTC)
Would you consider selling the memory card separately? I need one for my travels.
sfllaw
28th Jul, 2006 16:46 (UTC)
Sadly no. The camera is pretty useless without its compact flash card.

You will find, however, that memory is rather cheap these days. You can just waltz in to the Future Shop down on Ste-Catherines and pick some up. I don't know if they're still having their renovation sale...
urbangeo
28th Jul, 2006 16:47 (UTC)
Don't forget that camera has a compact flash (CF) card. If you need one and he won't sell it separately you can get cheap cards from this site:

http://www.softmagic.ca/dept.asp?dept_id=08-004
elektrafying
28th Jul, 2006 16:00 (UTC)
It's very sexy, and I am definitely interested.

I LOVE photography, and would love to take more pictures, but I find my current digital camera doesn't have a fast enough shutter speed, so taking action shots is impossible. What's the speed on this one? I studied photography in college a little, and absolute love taking pictures [especially now that I have a very fetching model in my life ;) ]

Can we chat over e-mail a bit more? elektrafying at gmail dot com.

Thanks!
sfllaw
28th Jul, 2006 16:49 (UTC)
You can open up this camera to f/2.8 and it takes acceptable pictures at ISO 200. For all outdoor scenes, you can get excellent shutter speeds.

However, night-time or indoor photography are less than ideal. You'll be able to take still-life shots, but freezing motion is not possible. This camera has trained me to look for an abundance of natural light for my subjects. And to cheat whenever I'm at a concert.
kyotto
28th Jul, 2006 17:29 (UTC)
DOH! I have been looking for a camera to get me started... but tight on cash... I am sure it will go to a good home... if ever it's not gone by the 15th... it's mine? maybe? *superhugs*

C.
sfllaw
28th Jul, 2006 17:48 (UTC)
It seems a tad unlikely, but I will keep you in mind.
girlintheclouds
28th Jul, 2006 18:03 (UTC)
i could totally use a new camera, mine's something like 4 years old and i have a 16 mb memory card. lol. but i'm not visiting until mid august!

btw, that's still on, right?
sorry i haven't been in touch with you on the subject...
sfllaw
29th Jul, 2006 01:34 (UTC)
You're quite welcome to stay. I have your visit blocked out in my calendar.
jedward
28th Jul, 2006 20:04 (UTC)
I'll take it if you can get it to Toronto.
springbird
28th Jul, 2006 21:51 (UTC)
Um. It's probably too late but I would totally be interested in purchasing the camera too. It would definitely be put to good use I can assure you. I am in Toronto too as well.

Xuan-Yen
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 14:16 (UTC)
I'm sorry, the camera has been sold.
evildrgo
29th Jul, 2006 12:02 (UTC)
yo... i am interested in the camera.
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 14:17 (UTC)
Sorry, but I sold the camera to someone else.
eveglass
30th Jul, 2006 06:23 (UTC)
Hey Simon. Give me a call when you wake up and we'll make plans. If you don't have my number, email / comment and I'll call you. Let me know what time is the earliest I can call.

Hugs!
sfllaw
30th Jul, 2006 22:07 (UTC)
Lunch was excellent! I'm glad we found each other.
jedward
31st Jul, 2006 04:59 (UTC)
so is the camera still for sale?
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 14:17 (UTC)
Alas, I have already sold the camera.
(Anonymous)
12th Jan, 2007 17:00 (UTC)
A95 for sale
did u already sell your camera? because mine was recently stolen and i have the underwater case for it so i'm not sure about upgrading yet. please e-mail me at outlaw8_wes@yahoo.com
sfllaw
12th Jan, 2007 17:14 (UTC)
Re: A95 for sale
I'm sorry, the camera is no longer available.
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