(Closed) Camera for our Honeymoon – what should we get?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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 # 5
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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 # 7
4702 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
16 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

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!

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