Post # 1
We’re going to Alaska and have decided to upgrade from our Canon pocket camera. Does anyone have any suggestions for a higher quality digital camera that is still appropriate for automatic settings/a beginner photographer? It is so overwhelming to just search on Amazon. Thanks!!
Post # 3
Would you be willing to spring for a DSLR? We have a Nikon and adore it.
Post # 4
Yes, I think we’re aiming at spending around $500 give or take. Do you have a specific model number or name?? Thanks 🙂
Post # 5
We have the Nikon D60 and love it. It’s not as fancy as a lot of the newer ones, but we got a good deal by purchasing it body only (R already had compatible lenses from his Nikon SLR) and then splurging on a great zoom lens later on.
Post # 6
Go Canon. The XS is super easy to figure out and the price range is about what you’re wanting to get. It is great for beginners. I do not own the XS but my friend does and it was super easy for her to figure out. I have a 30d and a 40d currently. The lens it comes with it pretty versitile. Walmart carries the Canon XS in store as does Target and Best Buy. Also check out Craigslist. You can find good deals there too.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I’d get a Panasonic Lumix. It’s still a point and shoot, but with various manual modes.
Post # 8
I have a Canon Rebel Xsi and I find it very easy to use as a beginner. It is a big improvement just from my canon point and shoot. It is close to your price range with a lens.
Post # 9
I did a lot of research when I worked in corporate communications for a point and shoot for our department. I was surprised when, hands down, the Panasonic Lumix blew everything else away (one of the higher-end models). It’s fantastic, easy, and takes gorgeous pics.
If you think you might be interested in learning more about photography, then go with a dSLR; otherwise, I’d definitely go with the Panasonic Lumix.
An amazing (although not entirely intuitive–but worth looking through) site: http://www.dpreview.com/
Post # 10
I have a Nikon D40x SLR. It’s about two years old. It takes fantastic pictures and I adore it.
Post # 11
If you aren’t willing to lug a dSLR around for your honeymoon (its kind of cumbersome) we have a Canon Powershot SD780 that I adore.
There are also the transitional cameras–canon calls them advanced digital cameras that are right in your price range and a little more user friendly than a dSLR
Post # 12
Thank you SO MUCH! I have a lot of reading to do 🙂