Monday, July 11, 2011

a question...

Today my trusty little compact camera's  LCD screen was found to be smashed.  I think it was actually my doing and not little babishki.  As we are heading inland to this big wide land I have been pondering should I just get another handy compact or invest in a digital SLR?

Wondering if anyone has thoughts on this most pressing question and if so what camera would they recommend?

10 comments:

Jane said...

Hi Jill
definitely get the best you can afford. you have so much ahead of you, not only your new adventure to Broken Hill, but the growth of your beautiful family. Says she with a compact digital!!! have a great day. Jane x

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

Hi Jill, we have a digital SLR (Nikon) and I adore it. I am no photographer and put all the credit down to the amazing camera we have!

Hope you are well. xoxox

Naturally Carol said...

We bought a good camera several years ago..digital a Fujiflim finepix S9500 and it's brilliant. I would say though, that these days you can get cameras that don't take batteries..and that would be the way to go!

Catherine said...

Oh no:( I have a compact digital and I love it for the convenience and size but an SLR is on my list of things I'd like to buy one day, they take amazing photos. Goodluck with the new camera purchase. x

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Jill, I'm so pleased they arrived today and glad you like them too!

Tai Tai said...

There's a great hybrid between SLR and compact by Canon called a Powershot G12. People rave about it and I've had a play and it is pretty amazing. A great mix of everything you need. Check it out x

sarah said...

I would have to say SLR - for the long term. You will have great photos so a great investment. If you will only use it as a point and shoot (which I did for many years which was a waste) then I would go the handy compact....but if you are willing to eventually use the SLR manually - then you can't go wrong with the upgrade. It only took me a weekend course to use it as it was intended (to learn what all the buttons and dials were for) and the whole world opened up. It's so satisfying taking a great photo. Anyway, a nice problem to have Jill!

Sam-O said...

We went for a SLR after much whining about the quality of photos from our cheap kodak.

It has spent 80% of it's life in the drawer while I take most of our photos with my Nokia N8 which has a great lens and is 12 Megapixels. It takes such good photos (I'm a scrapbooker so I appreciate a decent photo) and is so convenient compared with carrying my camera as well as everything else...

Sam-O said...

PS. Our kids have an Olympus breakproof/smashproof/waterproof/snow proof etc 12 megapixel camera too. It takes OK photos (still think the phone lens is better) and the kids love it. It was money well spent, much better than the SLR just because it gets used alot.

Lisa Haymes said...

Hi Jill. I have just picked up where I left off all those months ago. Still find it hard to do the blogging... Leah is about to come over to help me get started again. Your photos are just great and it is so good to hear about your family life. All the best with your new adventure. I have both SLR and the Canon G12, and love both - obviously, but the G12 is a superb snappy, in your handbag type of camera, which is so easy to use manually as well, with lots of room for experimenting.