Monday, June 8, 2009

Looking for Camera Advice....

So I'm finally ready for a grown up camera ;o)...

I love our point and shot camera, it takes fantastic close up pics for my jewelry, but I've wanted to get a camera to take more artistic pictures, especially of the kids.

That said I'm totally in the dark on what to get. True to my nature I'm going to learn as I go.

I've heard the Nikon D40 is great, but some swear by a Canon.... What do you think, what's your favorite? Positives negatives?

Please keep in mind with your advice that I don't have a limitless budget!

Thanks!
Cheers!
Canela

7 comments:

Whimsical Creations said...

I personally just bought a sony dslr camera. I had a minolta 35mm and wanted to be able to use my telephoto lens...sony bought minolta and the new sony's work with the old lenses. I love my new camera.

Here is a blog post about dslr cameras that might help (she posted it today). Her photos are amazing!
http://www.momtog.com/2009/06/buying-your-first-dslr/

Good luck with the new purchase!! =D

Christina said...

In my opinion, go with Canon or Nikon. They are both great and you will have a lot more choices for lenses and accessories.

I personal own a Canon SLR, and I love it. Some of my work is on my site www.somethingbeautifulphoto.com if you want to see.

One way to help make your choice is by checking out reviews on Amazon and Consumer Reports.

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Thanks Gals! I checked both out :O)
Gorgeous photos Christina!
Canela

Liz Casstro said...

I also think I'm ready for a grown up camera and started asking around as well. A friend of mine uses a Nikon and swears by them. I have yet to save up enough to make my purchase-but that's the road I'll travel! Good Luck and happy shooting!

Ollie Girl! Custom Boutique said...

Hi Canela :0)I like my Canon Rebel XT SLR. I haven't really had the time to master it, but like what I am getting out of it so far. There are lots of options with it that I've yet to discover. Love that stamped Id bracelet! Hope your'e doing well! Hugz, Angela

Katy and Landon said...

There really is no major difference between Canon and Nikon. Often, people choose their DSLR based on what someone that they know will help them use it have. I had a photographer friend that exposed me to Nikons, so that's what I went with, though I've heard many times that both are a very good brand and worth the money.

I got the Nikon D40 and love it. Great price and easy to use. I'm venturing out of auto mode now and experimenting with settings, but even the auto mode is better than my P & S! The higher end Nikon D lines just weren't worth the extra money to me. I'm not professional and knew I wouldn't use a $900-1000 camera to it's fullest so I went with the D40. Also, even the next step up, the D60, only has a few differences (that weren't worth the extra money in my opinion).

For instance, a really high mega pixel count isn't really important unless you plan on enlarging your photos greater than around 16x20. Mine has around 7ish and that is plenty for a fantastic photo.

Anyway, good luck in your search. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my camera and it has made all the difference in the world to me because I value pictures so much!

Sheila Nielsen Photography said...

I second the canon or nikon...I agree with everything Katy & Landon said.... :)