my camera:

March 11, 2010

( my camera )
i wanted to post about my camera, cause it's just a great little camera. it's the camera i use for all my photos i post here on oh, hello friend. it is a sony cyber-shot that my mom + brothers bought for me about 5 years ago when we were on a cruise in alaska. i loved the red color. and back then, 7.2 mega pixel was legit.. considering i had a 3-megapixel camera at the time.
( my camera )
this camera has a great macro lens for what it is - i'm able to get pretty decent detail on close up shots. you might be able to tell that it's been well-used .. aka: dropped a bunch of times aka: really loved ;)
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one time i dropped it and the whole front popped out, i was so bummed. but it still worked! tough little guy. but as i'm taking more and more photos for different things, it would be nice to upgrade to an SLR camera. my friend has this camera, which is soo sweet. the pictures almost don't need any editing they come out so amazing. if only i had $3k. but i'll definitely start with something smaller. so we'll see. do you have a camera you just love? care to share? :)

85 hello's:

  1. I use the Nikon D40 which I think has been replaced by the D3000. I do love my Nikon. :) I'm thinking I need to get a camera like yours since it's such a trooper for days when I don't want to carry the big boy around.

    My@tha hotness.com

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  2. I have the D3000 and really like it. It's the first nice camera I've had. It was reasonably priced and takes good pics. I need to invest in some more lenses though.

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  3. My hubby and I purchased the Canon Rebel T1i for Christmas for each other, and we are smitten. We love learning about photography, and feel that it's a solid camera to grow into, and then hopefully, out of, as well. :) With the warranty and tax, it was around $1000 at Sam's Club, but I know that there's also an entry level Rebel for a few hundred less that still takes great shots. I haven't regretted our purchse so far, and only wish we could afford 2 so that we each had our own! ;)

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  4. I'm a 2 camera girl. I have a little guy, a Canon Powershot SC800 IS, that I carry around everywhere. It's always in my purse because I never know when I'll want to take a photo. My big guy, a Nikon D40x, is my go-to camera for real photo shoots, vacations and anywhere I know I'll want the good quality that comes from my SLR. With my SLR, my go-to lens is my Nikkor 18-200 VR. It's great because it covers pretty much any range of zoom that I might want and I don't have to switch back and forth between lenses. There are newer models for both of my cameras, but I would definitely recommend either of the ones I have.

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  5. what a trooper your little camera has been!! I have a Canon 40D (they've replaced it with a 50D but you could probably get a 40 used for a good price), and I ADORE it. Make sure you get a good lens, regardless of what camera you end up w/. That makes a big difference.

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  6. oh no you're replacing it!!! jk :p heheee. Well dear, I have a canon 450d and I love it. It's really easy to use and great for non professional photographers like us ^.^ plus it wasn't super expensive, under $1000! Good luck finding one!
    xo

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  7. Like several others, I have two cameras...the big camera and the purse camera. For the SLR, I have a Nikon d40, which I am really happy with - it wasn't too expensive, and is great for my needs. It's pretty basic for an SLR, but I'm really just an entry-level photographer who always shoots on auto-no-flash, so it's perfect for me! The small camera is a Canon Powershot for my purse, which is really a great little camera, too. I also have a flip video camera in my purse, and I love it! We've been able to capture so many great on-the-go memories with it.

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  8. i do love my nikon d40 i just need to learn how to use all the snazzy features!

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  9. I just got a Canon XSi. It's *really* nice.

    You want to be weary of the Nikon D40s. The camera body doesn't include the motors for autofocus, so the lenses must have the autofocus motors, which makes the lenses more expensive. Or something like that. You should really look into it carefully before purchasing.

    dpreview (http://www.dpreview.com/) is a REALLY GOOD source of information/reviews of cameras.

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  10. hi danni, i just got a D200. i think it can compete with the D200 and purchased it {very carefully} used for a really good price. before this one, i used an N65 which came with a decent lens. another option would be to purchase a specific high quality lens for a less expensive camera. you have a lot of options {obviously}. good luck finding one. you've done a fantastic job posting great pics w the one you have so obviously. . . the photographer is key. : )

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  11. I have a Canon 450D (Digital Rebel XSi) which I love to pieces. It's a fairly low-end SLR, but I get a lot of use out of it, and I recently bought a macro lens for it that I don't think I will ever tire of - my only regret is not getting it sooner! Before the 450D, I used to have a compact Canon Powershot that actually gave very good results, but I outgrew it and decided that I wanted to have the more creative freedom that comes with an SLR. Have never looked back.

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  12. I am such a Canon-baby. They are great cameras with the best features. They are extremely user friendly. Their features are easy to find and understand.
    I recently owned the Canon T1i [but it got stolen :( ]. It's an incredible camera, although considered to be the amateur SLR. What is incredible about it is that it is affordable and has HD video capabilities. I would say, spend the money to buy that body and use the rest of your money for a nice lens. The lens really makes the difference in your picture. Although if you are willing to spend the money, the Mark II D is a monster of a camera. It's what all the professionals use now and it has HD video capability as well!
    If you are looking for a point and shoot, I suggest the G11, S90 or the SD940, all canon cameras.
    Sorry I had a lot to say, I've just done so much research on cameras that I love the share the information that I've collected.
    I hope you have fun choosing and making your purchase!

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  13. awww i'm so nostalgic of my very first camera!

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  14. this cracks me up. your pictures are always amazing - and yes - those macro shots you take are fab. and all this time - it's been your trusty, rusty cybershot??! love that. can definitly see the love. don't worry - you'll still need her. to pack around in your purse when then fancy new camera is just too big to lug around.
    love, lindsay

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  15. danni, ur blog was the one that inspired me to get a more legit camera. i have a Canon Powershot that i LOVE! and now that i know uve been using that little thing this whole time, im gna do some experimenting with my little canon!
    although i have to admit, im thinking of buying one of my friends Nikon d80 that she has not time to use...i want to get into photography more:)
    now i just need to know about photoshop!!!! any suggestions?

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  16. Danni- I think you would love the G9/G10 series. They are the ext best thing to the DSLR, even though I have a Canon DSLR I really want the G9 for when I am just with family + friends.

    xo,

    Miss B.

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  17. this camera is too cute! i just purchased (last weekend) and am so excited about my new canon rebel. i'm having so much fun taking pictures with it!

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  18. that is one "loved" little camera!

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  19. What a great little loved camera that is!

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  20. Those kinds of cameras are the best! You can clearly see it is well used!

    My camera is also nothing special, just a regular Lumix point-and-shoot but also with a good macro lens. In terms of digital cameras, I really can't bring myself to get another one, it would feel wrong somehow.

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  21. love your camera! the color is awesome! i actually had a silver sony powershot that looked just like yours as my first camera. but after a year or two.. it just stopped working. :(. i didn't even drop it or anything! the lense just wouldn't open and pop out anymore. so anyway. if you'd like a new memory card so that camera, i have one i am willing to spare!

    then i got a canon sd1000, but after a few months, it was stolen (out of my purse!) at a party. sad.

    so then i got a canon sd1100is... in chocolate brown. and i love it!

    :)

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  22. thanks for posting about your camera. It takes great pictures. I have a Canon 30D but wanted to buy a smaller camera and wondered which one. Now I know. Thanks again! Awesome pics that little thing can take...

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  23. I have a Canon 500D and I love it but I need a new macro lens. You make fantastic photos with your little cybershot.
    Federica

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  24. I had a Nikon D300 until about a month ago- I LOVED it. But, OMG, do NOT pay $3K for one!! Seriously, the price jumped because the 300s came out and the 300 is now "out of stock." You should be able to pick one up used (body only) for about $1K. A 50mm f/1.8 lens is your best bet to start with.

    I traded up from my D300 to a D3 (used- Craigslist rocks) about a month ago and am in heaven!

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  25. I have an HSC-50 Sony. It is kind of the middle ground between the camera you have and the SLR. And I think you can get the newer version of it for about 550$. It does such a wonderful job! It is nice enough to have a remote so you can take family pictures with everyone included and no running involved, or if you just don't want any movement from a human. And it doesn't need extra lenses making it heavy and bulky. I liked it specifically because it wasn't k's.

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  26. One other note about the HSC-50 is being a sony you wouldn't have to relearn everything about the camera.

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  27. I have a Canon digital SLR. I didn't have a ton of $ to spend on a camera and since this was my first "real" camera, I got an entry level one. It is an older model and I bought the body and lens separately so that I could get a better deal and get the lens I wanted rather than a package deal.
    It has been such a great camera for me. I do nothing with my images--mostly cause I don;t know how. I have 3 little kids and writing my 2 blogs is all the computer time I can manage. But I hope to start learning how to do things with my photos cause I am sure I would enjoy it. I also dream about a fancy, schmancy camera like the one you posted. Maybe someday.....
    This is a great post. It is so interesting to read all the comments.
    Thanks!
    Greta

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  28. That is a stunning little camera, to live by you for 5 years. Most of mine die after a year, :(

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  29. Ooh!!! Nikons are nice cameras - I doubt I'll ever afford one lol.

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  30. You've definitely gotten the most out of that little camera. Canons make great point and shoots! All our P&S cameras are Canon, but when I went to a DSLR, I bought Nikon. Started with a D60 and now have a used D200 and a new D90. The D90 only cost me $780 at B&H Photo and it is awesome!!

    Can't wait to hear what you decide on .

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  31. I finally broke down and bought a nice nice digital. (just before Christmas) Nikon D5000

    It is an AMAZING camera. Stop motion is my new love, and it makes it so simple to just let it go.

    Good luck on your hunt!

    ♥ Tiffany Patterson

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  32. I have a Canon T1i that I just got last year. I like it, but I could've gone with the Nikon d5000 also (my sister got that one). Just realized, though, that my point and shoot (also a Canon) is a 6 mp! Wow - that's it? How bizarre.

    A friend of mine has the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 and absolutely loves it. He says he won't ever go back to Canon after this. I think I'm going to get a Panasonic for my compact camera when it's time. They have some great super zoom options and their lenses are awesome (of course, the Zeiss lens on the Sony is pretty awesome too).

    Good luck! So exciting to get a new camera!

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  33. I have a Nidon D200 which I nabbed after they came out with the D300 from Bestbuy.com for $650!!! It was my second D200 and I was buying it as a backup - I paid over $1200 for the original :) It's a great SLR and very similar to the D300 if you can find the body. I agree with the poster who recommended the 50mm 1.8 lens - you can buy the less expensive version of it for around $100!!!

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  34. it's so sweet that it's been well-loved. that's a great little camera! And your photos turn out gorgeous, always.

    I used a Canon eos XSI - so much fun! It's my first SLR, so I'm still learning the ropes....

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  35. I bought myself a digital Canon Rebel XS for my birthday in December, but I have to say, I love my Polaroid 600 more than anything.

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  36. :) Ill bring my D70 this weekend and you can play around with it and see if you like it!! see you saturay

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  37. I love my sony camera too! It doesn't appear as loved as yours lol, but it is with me everywhere. I haven't yet taken the jump into DSLR cameras either and I adore the macro feature on my cybershot. It works so so so well. I'm thinking of getting the Panasonic Lumix G1 soon.

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  38. I have a small canon and am waiting for the good one! When you find it, let me know!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

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  39. I have the Nikon D80 and really like it! I also have a Sony Cybershot which I almost never use because I hate the quality of the pictures, the SLR is so much better! I want a small camera for in my purse but I want the quality of my SLR, oh and a free price tag also=-)

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  40. It's so funny that you posted this while so many people are buying SLR brand-new cameras. I also have a Sony (different model) that I love. It fell from a mountain while rock climbing and it still works like it has never happened. I don't think I want part ways with it :)

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  41. I'm the biggest Canon fan!! I grew up with the T50, and now I use the Rebel xsi

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Camera-18-55mm-3-5-5-6/dp/B0012YA85A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1268348134&sr=1-1

    LOVE it! :)

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  42. i actually just upgrade by beat-up 4 year old canon to the canon G11! i must say i've only had it for a day, but the quality is very impressive. it's especially nice if you don't want the bulk of an SLR. i was told by a friend that the G11 is the "point and shoot" of the pros so you know its legit :) i definitely see myself owning an SLR someday tho!

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  43. my camera is my professional companion. i'm very protective of it & my kids think i'm crazy for being that way. i don't care, you all understand...great post!

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  44. Sony is very good. I like their lenses, the Carl Zeiss. My first digital camera was a Sony. This little red one does a great job. Keep on shooting. https://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=3769&N=4294966273
    and the recent reviews: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/

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  45. But if your camera is being featured in this entry, which camera did you use to take the pictures? ;)

    You take pretty darn awesome pictures...do you do a lot of processing?

    (jummy79ATgmail.com)

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  46. you can tell that yours is a much loved camera! my first digital camera was a 5.1 megapixel nikon coolpix that was a great camera but was a bit bulky and towards the end wouldn't open or close at times... but that was probably due to the time i dropped it on an ancient stone the size of a refrigerator with chinese characters etched into it at a museum... and because it got caught in several rainstorms... my new camera is a canon powershot SD770 IS and i love it! fits in any pocket/purse and takes wonderful photos. i highly recommend it! most of my friends have canon powershots (different models) and they love them all too.

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  47. How do you take such amazing photos with that? I have a similar one, and don't get near as good quality of close ups as you!!!
    :)

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  48. I love my Sony Cyber-Shot. Would never have bought something so high-tech for myself, it was a gift, like yours.

    Thanks for the lovely site! Still enjoying it!

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  49. i just bought the new sony cyber shot! its 14 megapixels, i just upgraded from my kodak which was also 7 mega pixels like yours, but i am sooo happy that i upgraded, my photos are beautiful now!!!!

    Megan

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  50. I just bought the new Nikon D90 and LOVE it! Absolutely great camera for the money, has video capability, and amazing lens. I would recommend it!

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  51. I love that that's the camera you've been using all this time. I simply love all of your photos!

    I have a Canon PowerShot but just bought a Canon XSi and totally love it. Still learning, though.

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  52. Great little camera, it looks as though you got a lot of use out of it!

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  53. you take such lovely pics that its hard to believe its with this one. goes to show an exp good camera doesnt equate to a good photographer. i recommend eos 50d its not too exp though a bit heavy. i also like rebel.
    www.mochatini.org

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  54. I've got a Canon 450D (Digital Rebel XSi). I love everything about it. I've learnt so many things about photography since I got it. But you probably know that lenses matter as much (if not more) as the body. If you afford one, I recommend you something from the x0D series (what's above the 40D...etc.) and a good lens, something like the 50mm f1.4 or f1.2 (it gives an amazing DoF. The kit lens is pretty good too and it has image stabilization too. And a circular polarizing filter (it's not expensive at all). It reduces the reflection on glass, water (you can actually see through it), it makes the sky bluer and the clouds whiter, the colours of a landscape more saturated in bright light. It's a marvel!

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  55. I stumbled upon your blog in my travels and wanted to say hello :)

    Your camera looks like my little one! I have dropped it many times too and the door of it is all busted up now. Whoops. I think I need to invest in one of those shock proof ones in the near future. My other camera is a Canon 40d. It's intermediate grade, for beginner professional or serious hobbyist. I love it, it's a beaut camera for what I need at the moment.

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  56. wow, what an adorable beat up camera! I love my Canon Power Shot.

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  57. oopsie old blog...
    but yah the Canon PowerShot is amazing!

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  58. I have had a Canon Rebel XSi for a year and it's my second digital SLR. Before I had one of the first Canon Rebels that took ten of thousands of photos over seven years and was still working great I just wanted to update my camera last year.

    I think Costco has really great deals on SLR cameras...and they often offer an extra lense as a package.

    Happy camera shopping. :)

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  59. I loved your post! I also have a small compact camera, a true trooper! is a Canon Ixus70 and does the job perfectly! It takes some amazing pics considering the lens it has and the limited zoom.

    What is great of compact cameras is that you can just have them in your bag ready to capture that amazing picture!

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  60. What a sweet little camera! Love! Have a great weekend!

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  61. Danni keep this camera anyway for everyday pictures. I have a bigger one but is too heavy to carry it everyday. I wonder, how did you take these pics?

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  62. i heart my nikon d3000. reasonably priced and perfect for beginners like myself. i just bought the new 30mm lens and it is sweet! the guy i bought it from at wolf's camera says that the d3000 is the top seller these days. you can't beat the price!

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  63. I am using a similar type camera for all my shots - the fujifilm, finpix and it also works great but my hearts desire is also a digital SLR. Seems like most people her like the Canon.

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  64. I have this exact same camera. I originally purchased it for a solo trip to Rome. I too loved the red color. I believe that was something unusual at that time? Anyway I'm delighted that you feel as you do about it because I couldn't agree more. I recently inherited an older SLR yet I prefer my Little Red Cameraette. I love that you can tap a menu button to see the most immediate shot without having to switch over to a different mode. I love the color. I love the screen. It fits in your pocket so nicely. I use it the most because it travels so discreetly and I've come to depend on how it takes the photos. It's really quite the charmer. Thanks for posting this!

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  65. i have a sony cybershot t200 that i adore. it takes wonderful natural light pictures. i love it but do plan on getting a professional one this year. xx

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  66. I always wonder what cameras people use, I've decided its definitly whose using the camera not what they use!
    I have a canon 40D which I'm really missing using properly with the winter, but I'm going on holiday and me and my daddy have invested in a digital underwater camera which is going to be so much fun!

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  67. i really like the newer Cyber shots. the picture quality is just great.

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  68. Hi Danni,

    I have to say I am IMPRESSED that your little P&S was the one taking pictures for your blog this whole time. I could have SWORN you were already using an SLR camera! You really have some great lighting in your house and a great eye for how to take photos!

    I have a Canon 50D and I love it. The thing with SLRs is that the lens is the most important thing for giving you great quality photos. So if you want to go the Canon route, I would recommend any of the Rebels or the D lines.. and just get some really nice L lens! I wouldn't go and splurge on a $3000 body and then have to spend thousands more on lens too, eeks!! Can't wait to hear about what you decide to get and I'm sure your photos will be SOO great after you get used to using the camera! =)

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  69. Check out http://www.kenrockwell.com Anytime I'm thinking of purchasing a camera/lens I always go there first. He compares them with eachother and really helps you get the best in your budget.

    I have the Nikon D60 which is a great camera. Basically the Nikon D40x, D60, D90 and 5000 are all similar but they have a few different features that make their prices different. I chose the D60 because It had everything I needed and was in my budget.
    The lenses are really what matters..more than the camera... So definately make sure budget wise you have enough money to buy the awesome lenses to make your photos amazing.

    - melissa
    http://www.melissacopeland.com

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  70. There are PLENTY of cameras on the market where you will get GREAT shots. You don't really need a $3000 one...this is a cute post. My cameras ar a Canon point & shoot, Nikon D100, Canon Rebel SLR. :)

    Jen Ramos
    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com
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  71. Yes. My sister is spoiled! :)

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  72. i can't believe your pretty pictures all came from a good ol' point and shoot! someone once told me, it's all about the person behind the lens isn't it? :)

    i have canon SX110 IS which is also a point and shoot but it has macro lens like yours and also some manual settings. it's doing a pretty good job for the money i paid. if i have the $$$ i'd love a DLSR though! :)

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  73. I love my point and shoot camera as well! The hubby got me a Canon Powershot SD 780 last Christmas, and since then it has been well loved and well used! It's cute, tucks right into my purse and has inspired me to start my own Project 365 :)

    I really like this post, so that your readers can share their camera-loves! Thank you!

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  74. I have a cybershot too! it's a great little camera for every day.

    but I LOVE my Canon Rebel DSLR. :)

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  75. I am drooling over the Nikon D300 as well! I am so happy with my Nikon D80 though! It takes lovely photos every time! No editing either (if you read the manual that is). Ha ha, I was Photoshop editing like crazy, till I finally figured out how to work the thing, and now I never use Photoshop except to make watermarks and such.

    love your blog! I have been a silent reader for some time, thought I'd start commenting to show the love.

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  76. It's not how expensive your cam is, it's how you use it. My husband just got me a Nikon d90. I have to learn to use it. Your pictures are very nice.

    God bless, from United Arab Emirates

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  77. I am new to the blogging world and I am so encouraged to know that I don't have to have a super fancy camera to create pretty pictures for my blog. I have a Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS (whatever that means) and I love it! I keep it in my purse all the time so I always have a camera in case a picture perfect moment comes along. :)

    What do you use to edit your pictures? They are all so lovely!

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  78. I have a Canon Rebel XTi and I absolutely love it. I definitely recommend it as a great intro DSLR, very easy to use and the photos come out fantastic.

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  79. I love this! I would love you to link this post in my Favorite Things Friday party this Friday if you are interested...

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  80. i have a canon s90 which is like an SLR in a point and shoot. it's really nice and fun and shoots great pictures and i love it!

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  81. husband has a Canon 5D and I have a canon G9. We both love our cameras but we have noticed that the G series seems to be the pocket camera for professionals. I love love love mine.

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  82. I love it! A camera that has really seen it all there. I fell in love with the Casio Exilim S-100 when I went to India in 2007 and after dropping my first one down the toilet (it's not a nice story) by accident I have gone through 4 of them all bought on ebay for under £20. I'd love to keep one til it got old and knackered like yours!

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  83. i adore my nikon d50 and my diana f+. plus i've got my first camera - a kodak advantix - which bridges the gap between film and digital.
    :)

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