Jimmy at the Christmas Meeting of Kathleen's Book Club

Jimmy at the Christmas Meeting of Kathleen's Book Club
Jimmy at the Christmas Meeting
of Kathleen's Book Club
: Here's the
picture of my son Jimmy that
everyone in Kathleen's Book Club
wanted.

Kathleen took our new Canon PowerShot A540 to the Christmas meeting of her book club on Sunday. This is always a really nice affair, and it got everybody who was able to attend in a festive mood.

When I got home from my hockey game on Sunday night, Kathleen showed me the photos she had taken, using the LCD screen on the back of the camera. When she got to this photo of our six-month-old son Jimmy, she said that this was the photo that everyone said they wanted a copy of.

I thought a few of Operation Gadget's regular readers would want to see it as well. Seeing it puts me in a little more of a holiday mood myself.

I think that this is the kind of photo that shows the PowerShot A540 at its best: a snapshot of a person or a small group of people where the subjects are relatively still and well within the camera's flash range. We keep the PowerShot A540 in the "Pets and Kids" scene mode most of the time, so that we get the best possible photos when Jimmy is part of the picture.

This is a very good camera for the money, although it isn't as good at stopping subjects that are in motion as our old Canon PowerShot A95 was.

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