Thursday, March 12, 2009

Camera Talk

Lately I've been thinking of getting a more advanced camera. Currently I have a Sony that I've really enjoyed, and have a friend that would like to buy it. I like the size of the Sony, and don't really want a big camera like the Canon Rebel.

I'm really looking for something portable that takes great pictures!

I've been thinking of the Canon G 10 which has lots of features.

I would love to know which camera you use and would also like any advice!

Thanks for stopping by today!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, I have a Canon Powershot S 45, and I have a hard time reading things on it because it's so small. I am not a techy so Mr. Magpie sets the dials, and I just shoot. I wish I could be more help. He seems to like it fine. I just wish it took better closeup shots, but there is a setting for low light that I love. I just experiment with it, and see where I go! LOL! It's called flying by the seat of your pants. ;-)

I think that Janie has excellent pictures along with Kim of Daisy Cottage and Pat of Back Porch Musings. Mine was recommended to me by an artist, and it probably does more than I am capable of making it do.


Sheila :-)

ellen b. said...

Dear just ordered me this one for my birthday.
1 "Pentax K2000 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DA L Lens and AF200FG Flash

I haven't gotten it yet so I don't know how easy it will be to use, etc.
The reason he went with this one is because it has an anti-shaking feature built in and I have a slight hand shaking problem :0)
Time will tell how I and this camera enjoy each other.

Darlene said...

I'd like a new one also so I'm just going to see what everyone says.

Deb said...

Hi Diane
I have a Nikon D50 - absolutely love it! Still lots to learn but that's part of the fun :-)

santamaker said...

Love my Sony it for my birthday and it's a nice size for me. Good luck on your search.

Diane said...

Hi Diane,
I just got back from the big PMA show in Vegas where all the camera manufactures were... it was fabulous. I am going to write about it on my blog... anyway. I do wonderfully with a Leica DLux 3 ... Leica makes the best lens in the world. Come to my blog or web site to see the quality of pictures... anyway... that lens is not interchangeable but you can see it does an amazing job and people tend to over buy when it comes to cameras. I have won awards with photos from my Leica. I teach a creative photography class ... I call them Photo Journeys.. I teach small groups everywhere. If you are looking for a big camera with interchangeable lens .... the Leica has them but very costly... the next best is the Pentex K20 --- incredible lens. Nikon (the D series) and Canon are also great, a little less complicated than the Pentex.
One thing I would love to suggest to all blogers and photographers STOP using the flash... it whites out the picture and changes the mood. Any questions just write me at

April said...

Hi Diane~
We have a Nikon D40 and I love it! It is a bit larger than what you might be looking for, but it sure takes great pictures...I'm still learning!

Joanna said...

I just have a Casio Exilm 10.1 megapixels, but I love it. There are so many settings to choose from to creating your own settings. Although if I were to recommend a camera, I'd go with the Nikon...I forget which one, the P80, I think. My sis n law has it and it's wonderful!

Blondie's Journal said...


I wish I could help...I am learning as I go along. Great question though, I picked up some advice as I read through the comments.


Shell in your Pocket said...

I have the Canon D..I love it! Of course, I am still on the automatic feature ;)
sandy toe

Gone said...

Hi Diane...

I use a FUJIFILM Fine Pix S700, with 10X optical zoom...and I absolutely LOVE it.

I hope you've checked out this LINK...this is where I went before buying the Fujifilm camera. They give you MUCH info on DESIGN, FEATURES, RESULTS, VERDICT and more. Check it out!!

;-) -say cheese-

SmilingSally said...

I began with a Kodak EasyShare (under $100) but I was unsatisfied when it came to details. I just got a Canon PowerShot SX10IS. It's 20x zoom. Details are quite good.

Southern Lady said...

Diane, I have the Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, which I use for most of my photos, and I absolutely love it. I also use a telephoto lens with it which makes all the difference in the world. But, like you said, it's not a real small camera.

My husband gave me a Canon PowerShot SD990 IS for Valentine's, which is a very small camera that fits in my purse. I love it, too, because I can take it with me everywhere I go and it takes great pictures. It also has an automatic stabilizer which is really nice. One of my favorite things about it is that you can take movies with it, too.

My husband got mine from DeVille Camera in Jackson (talk to Mr. Brown), but you can probably get it for less money online.

Good luck shopping ... I hope you can find one you'll be happy with.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane

My husband bought me a SLR Nikon D6o for Christmas. It;s BIG and has a lot of thinsg about it that I have to practice and learn more about. I haven't been thrilled with many of the photos I've taken with it as yet but I'm sure that is my fault. Hopefully with time and practice I'll learn more.

For everyday use ( and most of my blog photos) I've used a Cannon Power Shot A 360. It's a little heavy but maybe they've made it smaller since I bought it.

Hugs, Pat

Dawn said...

I have a Canon Digital Rebel that I bought about 4 years ago and I just LOVE it!! It takes wonderful pictures. It's not the kind of camera to fit in your purse but I don't mind that.

take care,

bloggin' Chrystal said...

I love photography so you might not want my opinion but here goes...I started with the regular digital point and shoot cameras but I HATED the delay. So...I saved and saved and bought a Nikon D40x a year and a half ago. I LOVED IT! I started doing a some side photo sessions for babies and mommies. After 7 months of this, I earned enough money to pay for that D40x all over again and then some. Let me warn you...once you use an SLR camera, you'll never want to go back to the regular point and shoot cameras. Now I used a Nikon D90 and love it too. Good luck camera shopping. and are great places to buy cameras.

Anonymous said...

I had a garage sale 2 years ago, to finance my Canon Rebel xti. I love it, but it is a tad heavy. I also have a little kodak point and shoot and another little point and shoot. Both fit in my purse. Some of the photos I do at the blog are done with those smaller cameras.

My granddaughter went to school at Rocky Mountain School of Photography last year on their summer intensive program. She has the Canon Rebel. I tend to borrow her lenses. It's a swap...we paid her tuition to the school and I borrow her lenses.;-) She's 18 and has had an interest in photography since she was little...even before school. Has a natural eye and several of her photos were chosen for the school's website and their catalog. She loves the rebel.

Kris said...

This is a great post and full of comments from helpful bloggers. I've been wondering the same about which one to buy. I now use a cheap hp camera. I like the size but it lacks many of the options the newer cameras offer.

Have a happy day


Anonymous said...

Hi Diane, My dh gave me a cannon Power Shot SD770 for Christmas and it is tiny and convenient for carrying in my purse. My real camera is a big old thing and alot more expensive and I love it. It is also a Cannon but with my dh not here to tell me what style, I am no help to you at all. Besides, I am sure you would not want a camera of this size. Good luck with your search. I will say, your photos always look great.


Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

Since you've had experience with the point and shoot, maybe the SLR type camera would be the best choice. I don't like the delay of the point and shoot either. As many trips as you go on, you would love that feature.
And...I could borrow it!!

xinex said...

Hi Diane, I am using 2 Sony cameras, one is DSC-H9 which I really love with an 8.1 megapixel, has 15x zoom but it's not small enough to leave in my purse so I use it for taking pics at home, tablescaping, etc.It is great for using it when taking pics without flash. I have a Sony DSC-T77 which is very small and has 10.1 megapixel, which I carry in my purse all the time. I love both of them...Christine

Bo said...

Hi Diane...just dropping in to tell you I featured 2 of your wonderful recipes on Foodie Friday tomorrow linking back to you for credit...Thanks so much for introducing me to them! yum!!!
;-) Bo

Gretchen said...


I have a Canon PS A650 IS that my husband got me. It has a power zoom and lots of extras but is easy to use.

I would buy the same thing again.


Anonymous said...

For the last 5 years, I have used a Sony point and shoot. It is not a small camera, but it has been a good camera. However, digital cameras have come such a long way in the last few years!

This past December, I bought a Canon G10. I bought it the day before my family and I traveled to Key West, Florida. I LOVE this camera! I took about 1500 photos during a 4 day trip. It was a lot of fun learning different features. I still have a lot to learn with it. I eventually want a SLR camera....but right now, I am really enjoying my new Canon camera!!! Deb

Missy Wertz said...

The cannon g10 in the photo looks good. I am not an 'expert' on cameras. (people tend to think photographers are..) I am a photographer. There is a difference. I have a Cannon A75 P&S, very old and love it. I am in the process of writing a post for my photo blog with comparison photos. It is taking longer to write than I thought. I was getting emails and posts of "what camera should I buy..." When the A75 goes completely belly up, I am still going to get a tiny p&s camera to fit in my purse. I want something convenient. And I will be doing the research everyone else is doing. I think I want a credit card size camera with a large screen on the back. LOL!

I think Rue has that camera and is getting very good results with it.