Over the past fortnight, my family came to visit us in our little box in the sky. In that time, I only took one photo of them, and it was taken on my iPhone. But it’s just not the same as having a camera.
So the time has come for me to purchase my first digital SLR. And I’m pretty excited but it’s a big commitment for a girl who is rather clumsy. Looking back on it, it’s disappointing I didn’t arrive at this conclusion earlier, in time to capture some of the fun we had in San Francisco. But what can you do?
For me, I feel that rather than missing out on seeing the beauty or the wonder of a space because I’m too busy taking photos, I actually seem to appreciate things more when I have a camera in my hand. I see all the little bits and pieces that I would have otherwise overlooked, the little moments in time. And these photo trigger memories, smells, and feelings for me when I revisit them, for my memory has always needed a little coaxing.
The key features I’m looking for in a new DSLR are:
- ease of use
- battery life
- weight and
- the feel of the camera in my hand.
So, I have decided, after much research, that the Nikon 3100 is the best camera for me.
What DSLR do you have and what do you like about it? Would love to hear your thoughts!