Monday, August 23, 2010


I just realized that when you add an "s" to the word "camera" and capitalize the "c" is suddenly looks like an exotic vacation destination.

Where are you going for your third honeymoon?  
Oh, we're spending a week in Cameras. 

But I am actually wondering about this kind of cameras.
Sometime in the next year or two S and I want to get an excellent camera with which to document our lives.  Now that digital cameras make amazing photography available to amateur everyday-life, run-of-the-mill photographers, we want to find a camera that will help us get those crystal clear gorgeous photos that we see on blogs and facebook photo albums.

So, what do you recommend?  Can you get gorgeous photos with a camera that's not an SLR?  Have you found a camera that has cool features like color balancing and such that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?  If we invest in a fancy-ish camera, have you found one that might last us for 10+ years? 

Thanks for your help!


  1. I started out with Olympus point and shoots and loved them and have nothing bad to say about Olympus. But when I got my "Big Girl" camera I went with the Canon T1i Rebel. I absolutely fell in love. I don't think that you can really go wrong with Canon, Olympus, or Nikon. Good luck and you will love it!

  2. I'm a fan of the canon cameras, myself. If you don't want video (and really you probably don't--you probably want an actual video camera instead) I agree with Kelly. The Canon Rebel series are pretty kickin. And with a 50mm 1.8 lens (~$110-$115) you can do some pretty amazing things. It would be GREAT for pictures of babies and kiddos, btw. If you're willing to go for one of the Rebels that isn't the top-o-the-line/newest release, you can get it for a very reasonable price!

    also, if you're willing to have a point and shoot that doesn't fit in your pocket, canon also offers a lot of inbetweeners. like their sx130 or sx120. they take very good pictures, they just don't fire as rapidly or allow you as much control as an SLR would. this is what I started out with, by the way--one of the hybrids from canon.

    and I think if you want a camera to take incredible pictures and "go the distance" you really don't want a pocket-sized point and shoot. they are handy and fun, but you give up a lot of things in order to get that small size.

    for the record, though--I think saving up for an SLR is your best bet. And if you get a canon I'd be glad to give you a crash course. :)