I finally got my new camera and I’m so excited and a little overwhelmed too. I chose a camera that would stretch me as a photographer. I wanted something that I could mess with manual controls to start learning more about ISO, aperture and those fun things. I decided I didn’t want to jump straight into a DSLR and overwhelm myself to the point I only kept the camera on auto mode.
I went into a local store to try out the camera’s after reading many reviews and narrowing it down to one camera. I was looking at the Canon S95 I read many great reviews on it and it did one thing that I knew I wanted took good low-light shots. Living in the Pacific NW this is a must, we rarely have good weather for those amazing shots and I do a lot of indoor photos of the boys.
I found out the store was price matching even online prices (from certain dealers). I started playing with th G12 and debating buying a little larger camera with a little more omph. Then the sales person also pointed out a new camera for me to look at it was the newest Nikon point and shoot. I forget the name because after reading the very few reviews I decided it was not for me.
I discussed the G12 and the S95 with my husband and we went back to play with them a little more. After handling them I decided on the G12, I felt like I would be more likely to learn all those dials with them right there. I went up to the sales person and they had none in stock, grrr. They offered me 5% off the display model but it had been on the floor for months. The salesman mentioned the Nikon P7000 was the comparable Nikon camera but was a little more.
I played with it and found the images were even better than the G12. I pulled it up on Amazon just hoping they may have it in my price range and wouldn’t you know they had it on sale $140 off making it less than the G12 and the S95! We went to lunch so I could think about my options and read the reviews.
So after such a long story I ended up getting the Nikon P7000 and I’m very excited about it. And now for my photo this week:
Join Project 52: Self Portraits
Lynda (from Daily Window) and I are putting up a new linky every Monday and inviting you to participate in this project with us. I hope you will join us!
This month we are taking a break from themes, so just pull out your camera and start snapping your photo!!
You have a full week to link up with us. There are only two rules:
- You should share a recently taken self-portrait
- The link should be the absolute URL of your photo or entry, not a link to your homepage. Links to Flickr pages are fine!
If you want to use the Project 52 badge feel free and grab it and use it on your post. You don’t have to do every week with us you can post just once even and you don’t have to follow the weekly theme either. We just hope that you will join us for some fun.