I have a question for all my readers and hope you can help me in narrowing my decision.
Mr. Wonderful and I just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary last Thursday. We usually exchange a special gift with one another...something we put our thought into. This year I had been
telling dropping hints that all I wanted this year, was...a new camera.
The camera I have been using for all my photos has been good, just not "good" enough. Being that I am a very visual person...a picture really does tell a thousand words. Many times I am drawn into following a blog or interested in wandering through a blog, website, etc. because of the beautiful photos.
I have a love affair with photos that show vibrancy of color, fine little details or a washed romantic feel. Here are just a couple of examples of some photos I liked from Google....
I would love to try and capture photos that look like this.
Mr. Wonderful originally picked out a nice camera for me. I told him not to spend too much and stay within a certain price range. He has dabbled some in photography and has always had a preference to Canon cameras. One of the cameras we have is a Canon that uses film instead of a memory card. I would use it, but I know then I would never have any pictures to show you all, because I want instant results.
So...back to where I was...he had picked out a camera that he thought would get the pictures I wanted but was not a DSLR. He ended up buying a Nikon P90 and I was happy...that was until we went out to dinner.
Mr. Wonderful had set up reservations for our anniversary dinner at a very nice restaurant in an area that is know for historical Inns and places. We were looking forward to an evening of just the two of us enjoying a unique meal of different foods we don't normally eat...such as wild boar, elk, red deer. I thought, I better bring my new camera and have someone take some pictures of us, I wanted to take some of the food and surroundings.
As the evening went on and I kept snapping pictures here and there...(is it just us bloggers that do this?) I could see in the view finder that the pictures were not coming out as I had hoped and they had a yellowish hue. I wasn't too worried thinking that once I edit them in paint, they should be just fine. That was not the case at all...nothing was helping them. I usually take some good pictures, but for having a new camera that was a higher quality than what I already owned....I was not happy.
We both agreed, it needed to go back and we would look a little further to see what would be a good camera for me.
I have decided to go with a DSLR. I don't need anything too fancy being that I still am in the beginning to intermediate stage of photography. Something just enough to keep me content and easy enough for me to learn how to use it. We are looking at two different cameras and are wanting to see how each one stack's up to one another. They both are in the same price range.
So the question I have for all of you...which camera do you prefer and why?
Here are the two brands we are looking at....Canon XSi/450D vs Nikon D3000. I have heard good things about both....just thought I would ask the experts...all my bloggy friends! Would love to hear your thoughts before I make my decision.
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Look forward to reading your comments. Thanks!!