Post # 1
We’re going on a trip to a destination wedding and a mini-honeymoon in December/January.
I know I want a new camera. Right now we have our cell phone cameras (Galaxy S4 & iPhone 5s) and a really crappy old point and shoot.
Should we get a good point and shoot? Should we invest in an SLR?
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
MsGinkgo: I’ve always had awesome results with the Canon point and shoots. My grandpa also have a larger Canon that takes even better pictures, and it’s getting pretty old. He only brings it out for vacations or special occasions, so it’s still in awesome condition, and it’s at least 6 years old.
Post # 4
AllyCRN: My dad has a Nikon point and shoot and a larger Nikon D90 (I think it’s a D90) it’s a few years old now. I just don’t know what I should do. I’m leaning towards the point and shoot, it’ll just be easier. I’m also thinking that we’ll stock up on SD cards so we have backups and don’t have to worry about offloading regularly (although I’m sure I will).
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
MsGinkgo: I love the point and shoots because of the convenience. The quality of the pictures is still very high, and the camera usually has a lot of features. Getting more SD cards is a good idea. Maybe an extra battery as well. If you’re worried about memory, don’t take videos. They eat the camera’s memory like no other.
Canon or Nikon are usually the best brands. For really in depth and non-biased reviews (of anything electronic) go to cnet.com.
Post # 6
AllyCRN: OOH! Good call on the extra batteries. That’s something I wouldn’t think of until it died and I’m sure it’ll be cheaper to get a backup here than there! If I remember correctly from the last time I was in England everything is expensive because what costs $1 here costs 1pound (don’t know how to make the symbol) there – or something similar!
Post # 7
I’m not even close to a professional photographer but I love my Canon PowerShot G12. It has a lot of the same features and settings as an SLR.. But its simple to use. Our friend who is a professional photographer was very excited over it when we had it on vacation and ended up using it to take a bunch of pics, after about 30 minutes he decided he needed one. The picture quality is amazing.
We have both extra memory cards, and an extra battery in our camera bag. But haven’t found we’ve needed either while on vacation.
Post # 8
If you don’t typically take a lot of pics, I wouldn’t spend the investment on an SLR. I have a panssonic Lumix and love the manual control and 20x+ zoom on them. But if I were to buy a camera right now, I’d get a mirrorless compact like a Sony NEX. Interchangeable lenses and SLR quality, but SO small and compact compared to SLR.
Post # 9
I have a point and shot and a SLR camera (both Olympus) and use the SLR more or less exclusively. The photos are so much better and I love that I can switch lenses and get those types of shots that I would normally miss out on.
Regardless of what you choose in the end, get one of those films that prevent scratches for the display.
After thought, I might be wrong, but I think you’re a Canadian bee. If so, I would start with checking out Henry’s. I got both my cameras from them and their customer service was great both times.
Post # 10
I have a Sony NEX 3, which is an interchangeable lens camera. Think of it as a baby DSLR- the body is about the size of a point and shoot, but you can switch out the lenses, like a DSLR. The sensor is the same size as entry level SLRs, so you get the same quality as an SLR with half the weight.
Post # 11
My husband and I invested in an Canon powershot sx510 hs after much researching for a camera for the same reason. We both have a galaxy s4 and I have an older Nixon Camera that still works good, but we wanted something that would take some good pictures. The canon wasnt too pricey and fairly easy to use. We actually let his sister use the camera for rehersal and she loved it so much she plans to buy one very soon. We did take it on our honeymoon to Aruba and the pictures it took was beyond amazing. We are so happy we eneded up going for a better camera. The options for picture taking are amazing. We were able to learn the settings fairly quickly and use them to the best of our ability to capture some landscape pictures that people think are professional!