A Vice, a passion, an obsession... I suppose that we all have them. For some it is shoes, others it is the latest and greatest technology, and for others it is chocolate, wine, a wonderful cocktail, or the wonders of the world of food.
For me, I hate to admit it, it is the digital camera.
Yes, that's right, I am drawn to the latest and greatest in digital photography. I can spend hours online reading about the newest releases and in the stores admiring the feel of the casing and the placement of the buttons.
I love taking pictures!! That said, I wonder how much of this love is about the features of the camera over anything else?
Anyway, over the weekend, the zoom on the Diva's camera broke. Given that she loves taking pictures, is developing an eye for the process, and my own passion for cameras, I decided that one of us needs a new camera. But I have no idea what camera to buy?? I mean, they each have great selling points!
I have always wanted a Cannon Rebel because they take great pictures and look like lots of fun (great technology with lots of features etc). I checked out the newest of the line and considered just how likely it is that I will be carrying this camera around with me? Will I carry it on our hikes? What about to the park? Will I want it at ballet while I am steaming and preparing press packages etc?
I am going to have to continue dreaming about the Rebel!
I happen to love Panasonic cameras due to the lens, Venus engine, and image stabilization, but while looking at the newest editions to the Panasonic line, I found the Cannon SD 1100. Now, this might be the perfect camera for the Diva? And it comes in blue her all time, most favorite in all the world, color!
I have never used a Cannon so really don't know how they do for noise and softening - but wow, the SD 950 and the G9 look like lots of fun too.
My head is spinning - do I stick with a Panasonic for the Diva? Do I try out the Cannon 1100 in that great blue color? Or do I give her my old camera and go with a new one for myself?
I know that those who read this own some great cameras because I have seen the fabulous pictures they post or have sent me via e-mail. I am truly open to all suggestions, ideas, advice, commentary... lay it on me.
Keep in mind that I am more about the quality of the picture than having that new 14 megapixel camera that was released. I don't want to worry about noise but I love image stabilization and great lens quality!!
so please... Help!!!