Camera recommendations

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I'm in the market for a new digital camera (which is funny because I posted a picture of a vintage one... What can I say, it's so cute!) and I wanted to ask you guys for recommendations. I have a point and shoot right now (Sony Cyber-Shot), but I'm looking to upgrade. A high end professional camera isn't what I'm looking for, as the camera will mostly be used for blog photos, but the point and shoot doesn't exactly have the most amazing quality.

What kind of digital camera do you have? What do you love or hate about it?

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  1. I have a Canon SX500 IS and my only real gripe about it is that it doesn't have a viewfinder, just an LCD screen. If you plan to take a lot of outside pics, you're going to want that or bright sun will be a serious nemesis...or maybe my eyes just suck? Anyway, if you don't plan to take many outside pics, it's a great "budget" type option (amazon has it for around $250) to get you something in between a point and shoot and a full-on DSLR. One thing I do like about this camera is the amazingly sharp pictures, even on the "auto" setting, great if you aren't a photography guru. And honestly, even if you struggle with seeing the screen outside, I've gotten lucky and taken some pretty decent pictures using the zoom and pray method. ;-)

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  2. I wanted a DSLR but didn't have a huge budget, so I bought an older, refurbished Canon Rebel T1i (directly from the Canon website, so it was guaranteed!). I think I paid about $360 for the camera and kit lens, but I didn't fall in love with the camera until I grabbed the $80-ish f1.8/50mm lens, too. The combination is amazing for making backgrounds blurry and portraits pretty. Totally worth saving up for so long!

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  3. Canon s100 is a great camera if you're looking for something a step up from a point and shoot but not as high tech as a DSLR.

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  4. I got the nikon d5100, which is awesome, but you know, kinda big. I hauled it all over on our trip, but sometimes I got tired of carrying it and pulling it in and out of it's case. If you want something a little smaller and less expensive, but a step up from a point and shoot, maybe check out the Nikon J1. I haven't used one, but the size is attractive and the lens can be changed.

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  5. I have a Nikon D90 but they stopped making them. I got a standard lens to go with it but I recently invested in a macro lens, which I really love. The D90 was one step up from the cheapest DSLR that Nikon makes.
    A lot of family and friends have Canon, though, which also makes good cameras and there are more lens brands you can use with them.
    I would really recommend a macro and/or portrait lens for blogging.

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  6. Oh, and a remote if you're going to take selfies!

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  7. I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3 and it's a great, more advanced camera for beginners :)

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  8. My point and shoot is a Panasonic Lumix. It's a good camera and the best point and shoot I've owned. I recently bought a canon rebel t3i and I absolutely love it. Best thing about it is the remote!

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  9. I have one of those big massive DSLRs, which I love. In fact, I love it so much, I've been hauling it everywhere and recently broke my two favorite lenses. I've been limping it along for months now trying to save up for new lenses. Not cheap! Since you're not looking for one of those, I'd recommend a Sony Nex-5, which is basically a point and shoot with a really fancy miniature DSLR lens. It is just an awesome camera - great photos and still easy to carry around.

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  10. I went on amazon looking for a new camera and it has taken about two weeks but they sent me a "we noticed you looking at..." email with the Canon Rebel T3 priced at 40% off which is $249...I hope this helps...

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  11. I have an older model low lever Cannon DSL. It works great but they don't make my model anymore. If you get a DSL I'd say go one level up from from the bottom and also make sure you can use a wireless remote with it (mine can only used wired, lame) 'cause it will save you so much time with taking self portraits.


    The thing with DSLs is that you have to commit to the brand 'cause lenses are not compatible with other brands.

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  12. I second Rochelle's reccomendation on the Canon Rebel - I have one too, and it's great. Takes great pics on auto mode but is relatively simple to use manual too. Also takes hi-res video too! :)

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