I've been in the market for a new camera for a while now. I'm not a pro, but I take a good amount of photos, and would like to take more of design projects that I do, and the point and shoot just isn't doing it for me anymore. So, I'm thinking it's time to upgrade to the snazzy digital SLR. I did a little research, and it seems that I have 3 front runners.
The first one is quite a pretty penny, but it was recommended by The Pioneer Woman so it must be good! That woman is a photo genius and I would love to emulate her work. And her red hair. But with my skin tone, that's just not meant to be. Anyway, she says this little baby is the bomb dot com:
The Nikon D5000. It looks serious. It looks complicated. I would love to strap this baby around my neck and travel the world. But do I NEED this for my little old Alabama, pillow tossin' life? Am I that serious? I can buy a LOT of shoes for 629 buckaroos. You know what I'm sayin. Then again, I think cameras are one of those things that you don't want to skimp on. And Uncle Sam was nice to me this year.
Option 2: The Fuji Finepix S1500.
It's the more cute and compact version of serious. The reviews say it's the next best thing to a dSLR. and at just under $200, it leaves a little more wiggle room in my shoe budget. It would also look adorable with a cute strap around my neck (fixation). But the lenses aren't changeable. It leaves less room for me to grow as a photographer, but let's be honest, I would probably be more comfortable using this right out of the box, whereas the other guys would most likely require some study.
Last but not least and the winner in the Miss Congeniality department:
I'd be lying if I said the name didn't have me at hello. I mean, its THE REBEL. I fancy myself a bit of a rebel actually. No matter that I arrived at least 15 minutes early to every class for the entirety of my school career, I am working on my national census form (it's required by law! Fill it out!), and going over 75 on the interstate makes my blood pressure rise. I AM a rebel. So initially, I think this might be the one for me. It's the front runner within it's brand, comparable in price to the Nikon model, and wins better than average points in the strap-around-my-neck category due to the fact that it looks slightly more symmetrical than the other 2 choices. I'm thinking a red strap would be adorable.
But really, what do I know? My current camera was
a gift from mi padre et Rona and the main reason I like it is because it's blue and fits in my purse. So, what do you think? I'm sure someone out there has an opinion about this. Have any better suggestions?
In other news...
stop the presses!!!
This little doll has my name all over it...
But then again, so does this one...
...well, there goes the camera debate!
Maybe next year!
Off to play a rousing game of Presidents!