As if we did not have enough technical gadgets on our minds these days, we seem to be in a period where a lot of these technologies begin to converge. First we had film cameras, then we had digital cameras, then we had digital SLR cameras, then we had high definition TV's, and now we have digital cameras that do high definition. While there is often no shortage of marketing hype with most digital gadgets, HD (high definition) is one that really describes most of the press it receives.
I bit the bullet a few years ago, and finally got rid of my 20 year old television and came into the HD age with a new 42 inch LCD TV. Can not imagine going back now. Now it seems though, that my old (and new) digital camera (s) are not quite good enough anymore. As, they do not shoot in high definition. Initially, high definition cameras belonged only to the big studios, as they filmed a talented of new broadcasts in HD. Even now though, not all the HD channels on my cable box transmit in HD all the time. The newest television shows and the big sporting events all are. So, it seemed strange to me at first, that if the big networks could not do everything in HD, then how could I on my modest budget be expected to do so.
The thing is that at the rate technology is changing, it seems to be reaching the common folks before the big guys have a chance to fully implement it. And, who after all, would not want to capture those oh so important memories with the highest possible resolution available. ESPecially, with the rapid price drop in digital HD cameras these days. Cameras like the new entry level Canon XSi Rebel cameras has HD capabilities. And to be honest, for under $ 1000 you get a great SLR camera with a long pedigree of success and HD movie making capabilities. What more could camera gadget geek ask for?