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"What camera should I buy?"

Probably the question I get the most is from people who are looking to buy a nice DSLR camera but aren't looking for professional quality and are at a loss as to what to buy.  

I would like to be able to shoot with all different brands and models of cameras so I could give personal recommendations, but at this point, I can only tell you what I know. So, with that said, I thought I'd share what I bought and the pros and cons of that purchase.

For those of you who are frustrated that when you click the button, there's a few seconds delay to taking the picture, I would recommend a DSLR camera.  That is a camera where you can switch out the lenses...there's a much more technical term, but for our purposes, that's how you could know what a DSLR camera is.  

My first DSLR camera was a Nikon D90.  I would recommend this camera all day long as she has been such a sturdy and reliable camera for me.  I continue to use it for my second shooters and it produces very beautiful images.  I shot all the images I have posted (with the exception of a shoot with my nephew) in 2010 and before with this camera...

This was my first wedding and shot with the D90.  There is very little editing done to this picture.  Yep, my bride really had skin that beautiful!!

Another image taken with my D90

One of my favorite images to date taken with the D90...

I've never used a Canon Rebel T3i but it is the most comparable (in price) to the Nikon D90 that I can find, and I have heard really great things about the Rebel.

The one "con" I would say with my purchase of the D90 is that I bought the kit (meaning I got a lens in the same box with the body).  If you know what kind of lens you want, don't waste your money buying the kit.  However, if you don't know what lens and you just want some place to start, the kit can be a great option for you! 

The Nikon D90 has a pop-up flash, which is great to have, and it also produces great images in low-light situations without having to get too grainy.  

I could go into lenses, but I'll save that for another post if people are interested...so for now, if you like Nikon, the D90 was a great camera for me.  If you like Canon, the Rebel T3i would be the closest thing to the D90 and I hear great reviews on that camera as well!!!  I think that both Nikon and Canon are very reliable brands, so any of the DSLR cameras are most likely going to give you really great images!

Hope this helped!!


leah said...

nice review, great pictures :)

also...i thought of you last night...i took a 'pre-nap'...first time in a long time & it was wonderful!

Daveana said...

Great post! Looking forward to more camera related posts! :)

Alesa said...

:) thanks tam

heidi said...

I do so love the pic of bekah and her husband!!!!

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