Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Camera Purchasing Tips From an Ameature Photographer

A dear friend blogged about the need to purchase a great camera since hers just died :-( She is a busy mom of 3 sweet little boys and you MUST have a great camera to capture all the fun moments of life they have ahead of them!

I LOVE taking picture and I know how important it is to have a nice yet affordable camera that takes great pictures and won't break the bank! So, I sent her this information and thought...this might be helpful to other bloggers...Soooo....

Below are 3 recommendations I have...they're listed in order of cost from least to greatest :-) Canon Powershot SD1000 Elph- This is the one I bought before I went to India and I LOVE IT!!! It's small, takes fantastic pictures, lots of different settings to choose from, video, great zoom, etc.

I chose this picture so you could see the size

Canon Powershot G11- I saw this one in Malawi, my friend had just purchased's not as cumbersome as the one listed below. It has great resolution, the distance that it can zoom is great, has video, an Lcd screen that flips out, and the list goes on and friend that has this camera had a much larger camera when we were in Ethiopia and multiple lenses. She LOVES this one over her other was a Canon as well.

Canon Eos Rebel T1i This one is that my cousin Josh got for's's more on the semi-pro can attach different lenses. It's a good size and a bit heavy but I was impressed with the pictures it took. I know lots of Mom's like to buy a great camera that will last through the years and grow with the needs of their children...My cousin Rhonda had one similar to this because she wanted good quality pictures and her boys play sports so she wanted to be able to zoom in and get nice clear action shots. Sometimes with a smaller camera, when you zoom, the pictures can come out a bit grainy.

Ok...I LOVE taking pictures...and these are the 3 I would suggest depending on how much you want to spend, your needs and size. If I were to go out today and pick one...I would get the Powershot G11...I think it's a great combination of the other 2...light weight, great zoom and all around great quality pictures! As you can see...they're all Canon...I'm pretty much sold...they make GREAT cameras!

Hope this is helpful.

Happy Shopping! :-))))

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