and a camera is among them.
I have quite a conundrum going on at the moment, one that goes beyond graduate schools. My parents have promised me some money to help get a new camera (mine is pushing 6 years old; it has 3 .2 mega pixles). And I have a few contenders.
The Canon SX 30IS
This is the first one that I fell in love with. A friend of mine has one, and I got the chance to play with it for a few days, and I really liked it. It was a definate upgrade from my camera, and I loved the super zoom feature and flip out screen. It was a new and fresh idea compared to my camera.
One thing I didn’t like about it was the bulkiness of it. It’s def not one that I can grab and go, but then again these days I’m not grabbing and going any where.
The Canon G12
Another camera that I fell in love with. It’s a step up from the SX 30, and still has the flip out screen feature that I like. Plus its compact! It’s a little/a lot more complex than the SX 30, and by extension my current camera. Its kinda like a baby DSLR, and I think its adorable.
But I feel it may be a little too complex for me. I would feel bad getting a complex camera that I won’t use like half the features on. On the flip side, I do want to improve my picture taking skills and get into photo retouching/editing (but not too much editing).
Panasonic Lumix GF2
Along the same lines of the G12 is the Lumix GF2. I heart the compactness of it! I got to play with one while at work, and I thought it was amazing. It made me feel like a paparazzo, minus the whole stalking bit.
I wasn’t too keen on the giant lens attached at its front, and the lens I did play with, didn’t have that great of a zoom on it. I would like to not have to go broke trying to get more lenses for the camera, but the one that comes in the box doesn’t do it for me.
The Nikon D3000
The entry level DSLR that I also got to hold for a minute was the Nikon D3000. I liked the feel of it, but it was waaay over my head, and I panicked holding it it my hands, so I quickly passed it back to my co workers.
Since work offers classes on how to use DSLRs, I feel like I might be able to handle it, but like the Lumix, I don’t want to have to dig myself into a hole trying to get better lenses for the camera.
I was hoping that you, intrepid reader, could give me a hand in helping to decide between my “top” four choices. I feel like I do want to get a DSLR and (as one of my coworkers said) “grow with my camera”. But I just don’t know how much growing I’m gonna do.
ARHG! This is so hard! Help!
PS, we’re gonna go with an update schedule of M/W/F (that aren’t guaranteed to be sprints) with a possible weekend update for now. Creativity and my muse ran off somewhere, and I have to go find them.