Aug 06

Nikon CoolPix P520 Camera

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Inspired by some awesome photos I’ve seen taken by you guys I decided to upgrade my camera from a Canon PowerShot SX150 to a Nikon CoolPix. Not that a camera will make me a better photographer, it will however, (I hope) make my photos pop with less of a need to rely on editing software.

My husband recommended that I go to Cameras etc and take a look at their selection of used cameras of which was extensive, but I was more interested in the Nikon Coolpix P100 on sale that I had seen in the newspaper.

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Armed with the advertisement I drove into Newark, to Main Street on the campus of the University of Delaware and fed 4 quarters into the parking meter.  Entering the store I was immediately greeted by Imaging Consultant Todd.  I explained what I wanted, showed him the ad and stated that I had “Liked” them on Facebook hoping for a discount.

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Unfortunately, they didn’t have the advertised model in stock but Todd did show me a higher priced model the P520, but before you scream, “bait and switch”, he didn’t try to push me into purchasing it.  He called their Wilmington store and asked to have one shipped for  arrival the next day.

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Todd explained all the features on the P520 and how it compared to the P100 so that I would be familiar and comfortable before making the purchase.  He also took time to show me some used Nikon cameras in the same price range but after I took the camera outside, snapped a few pictures I decided then to buy it.

The time and patience that Todd spent in explaining all the features was awesome, I even had to feed two additional quarters into the meter, I see why they have been a successful business since 1977.

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This camera is an early birthday present to myself and I am looking forward to using it this weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and at the BLMGirls event in DC on the 31st.

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Thank you friends for your inspiration and thank you Todd for your patience!



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  1. imagesbytdashfield

    Congrats on the new purchase. Only you can make you a better photog and there is nothing wrong with doing post production editing (but the goal is try to get it right in camera). Snap on!!

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Yes, thank you – hope you had a nice vacation!

  2. TheBigForest

    Much better to get personal service in a store than buy on the internet for a camera. Now we expect too see breathtaking photos with every post!!!!!

    1. DeDivahDeals

      oh no…too much pressure – there will definitely be a learning curve – lol

      1. TheBigForest

        Think of it as positive encouragement! LOL!

  3. 1mommasunshine

    OMgoodness!! Can’t wait to see the photos from the BLMGirls Event!! and Happy Early Birthday! and major kudos for 23 years of marriage! xx

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Thank you thank you thank you!

  4. Nikki Hendricks

    Love your new camera. I need to purchase myself one also. Snap a few photos and share how it’s coming along. Also I will be in touch sometime today with my order. Ttyl

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Thanks, the boys have been taking pics, I need to view the DVD to learn the features. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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