(Closed) Need a new camera – suggestions?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Check out the mirrorless cameras such as a Sony NEX.  They have interchangeable lenses, controls and quality of an SLR, but the size of a compact (without the lens). 

Other than that, you really can’t have a DSLR and something compact enough that you wouldn’t mind carrying day to day.  I have a Canon DSLR, if you are used to Canon power shot, the learning curve should be minimal (I usually like to start with auto to see what the camera wants to do – and then adjust from there if need be) and a Canon powershot S something to carry with me day to day.  Personally, I need the two cameras.  Even as small as the Sony NEX is, it’s just not something I’d want to carry with me everyday.

Post # 4
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have a mirrorless camera as well, an Olympus (epl3). Its small enough to fit in my purse when I think I might want to take pictures, but takes the same quality as a similar canon or Nikon. Controls are more or less the same too, with auto settings if needed. I think they’re great! The only other camera I use is my phone so it is possible to just have one, and I user it like a point and shoot when traveling. I’d look into them.

I’ll also add I have non zoom wide lens so it’s smaller than others, so depending on the lens it might be less convenient to carry around. 

Post # 5
3638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

If you want something really small, GREAT at low light photos and without interchangable lenses so you aren’t always wanting to spend more money – I love my SONY RX100 ii. It has Wi-fi so I can send the photos straight to my phone and even control it with my phone for better selfies (:P). 

It doesn’t take good macro shots though. Just a warning. 

Post # 6
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I second a Canon DSLR since you already have a Canon point and shoot. I have the Canon t3i, which shoots HD video and has an lcd display that flips out. I think it’s a good beginner camera with all the bells and whistles of a nicer one.

I use it for big events and travelling, and still have a Canon powershot for every day use.

Post # 7
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ditto Everdeen. I have the Sony RX100 as well, and love it! I’ve had a Nikon DSLR for several years that I rarely use because it was too heavy/bulky to carry around often, especially when walking all over while sight seeing. I chose the Sony RX100 because it’s compact, but still has many of the features of a DSLR, so still takes amazing photos.

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