I finally got a new camera!!! It was on my wishlist for Christmas, but hubby and the kids had no idea what camera to get (even though I had given some specifications). So they opted to give me a late Christmas present, and I could help pick it out! Back in May when I knew my camera was starting to say a farewell, I asked readers for opinions on good cameras. There were lots of great recommendations, but Canon cameras won in most suggested. After looking around quite a bit, it finally came down to two choices: a trusty Olympus (all my cameras have been from Olympus - very user friendly) and a Canon Powershot. I opted to go for something new with the Canon, especially since my blog buddies highly recommended Canons.
And now for the drum roll...Here it is!
photos taken with my daughter's iPhone
I really, really needed to get a camera sooner rather than later, because even my daughter's camera wasn't working. I was able to take a only few shots of just a couple things over the holidays, but normally we go snap-happy with photos during the holidays, especially with two birthdays mixed in there as well.
Waiting for AFTER Christmas turned out to be a great advantage, because we got a bundle package for WAY less than the suggested manufacturer's price. It's still not my dream camera, but it sure is nice, and it was really something we needed.
It's the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS. The IS stands for Image Stabilizer, which will be really handy with helping to stop camera shake (a constant problem with my old camera). It has a 30x optical zoom (pretty cool, right?) and is 16.0 megapixels (a far cry from the 7.1 of my old camera...Yes, it was really that old). But I love Olympus cameras. Always have and always will. We haven't played around with our new Canon very much yet, but be expecting some photos REAL soon!!! I can't wait to take some new product photos with this baby and test the macro setting!
I've always loved photos, but I've never been really good at taking them. I am by no means even an amateur photographer! In starting our Etsy shop, I truly gained a new view of and appreciation for the art of photography. I'd love to take a photography class some day. And I would love, love, love to try it old school with a dark room too. Wouldn't that be awesome?
How about you? Which do you like better - taking photos or the photos themselves?
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