Jul 30, 2013

What Camera to Buy?

Bloggers help needed! As you may have seen from some of my pictures, the quality is not great. I generally use my iPhone to take photos as I always have it on me. I think it is time to get a real camera and face the music. There are so many different camera's out there I get overwhelmed. Do YOU have any suggestions?

If so, please let me know in the comments section below!


Lindsey Pin It


  1. Lindsey, had to elaborate on my tweet! I did a ton of research before getting my camera and factored in A LOT of reality. Although not the best camera on the market, I use the compact Sony NEX 3 camera. I absolutely LOVE it and I think it takes incredible pics. It has DSLR capabilities but also significantly lighter and smaller. Which means I can put it in several of my purses and still look cute at events. Not to mention you are more apt to bring it with you. The uber pro DSLR cameras are HUGE and you basically have to carry around another purse. That is my personal experience and more of a realist. Hope this helps! xoxo

    PS. Thanks for the comment :)

  2. Don't feel pressured into getting a really high-end camera if you don't know how to use it yet! Start with something mid-level that offers you complete manual control. I would suggest the Canon T series or a Nikon D7000. A good beginner to mid-level camera should cost you between $600-$1000; you could also look into the Nikon D90. I shoot Nikon, personally, because that's what I learned to shoot on wayyyy back when I got my first camera, but I also shoot a simple Canon at work. The brand is really personal preference. Make sure you get a camera that has the option of being fully manual (meaning you can set your ISO, shutter, aperture (also known as an f stop), white balance, image size etc.). I'd recommend an intro-level class, which you can usually find for no more than $100 locally, to get fully acquainted with your camera. Your camera with come with what's called a kit lens; I'd recommend investing in a 50mm/1.8, which costs about $150-200 depending on the brand and where you buy it. It's considered a "fast" lens, and will also get you great depth of field. Unless you're shooting at night a lot or on really rough surfaces, you can get a decent tripod for $25-40. I personally never really use mine and just improvise with surfaces around me if I need one!

    Blonde in this City