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How I chose a Digital Camera
We'll probably all have to do this eventually....
When I decided it was time to update our technology to a digital camera I had no idea the can of worms I was opening. Which make? Fuji? Canon? Nikon? Which size of memory? What kind of memory card? What pixel size? All things I had to research.
I decided the first digital camera we would road test would be a Fuji and I would buy it for my husband's Christmas. That way he would not complain if a) it was a terrible idea or b) I picked one he wouldn't have bought in a million years. As it was he was thrilled and it was worth all the hours of searching on the internet, reading reviews and quizzing colleagues on various models. Just as a fall back though, I made sure we still had film for our trusty film workhorse. With two small children a camera was never far from our fingertips as we didn't want to miss a one in a million moment.
Two years down the line and technology had moved on so quickly it was time to upgrade our trusty Fuji with a second more advanced camera. Many more hours searching on the internet led to me buying a less chunky Fuji. Again I bought it for my husband's Christmas knowing that it would be straight out of the box and focusing on our two wonderful children with joy and glee on their faces as they unwrapped presents from Father Christmas. It was also perfect for fitting the top pockets of casual shirts and it went everywhere with us.
We were always impressed with the quality from our digital cameras and were able to rationalise our photographs to such an extent that we started using photobooks. The photobooks were completed in January for the previous year and were a joy to leaf through, handy to take to show family and were narrow enough to stop my husband "nagging" at me because they took up so much room on the bookshelves.
We were happy with our little Fuji for a few years before we decided we needed a camera with a optical zoom lens. Yes, we went with another Fuji. This time we bought an E900 which was great as the children were no longer glued to our sides and able to go off on little adventures by themselves. We managed to capture wonderful photographs of sports days, the children having fun without feeling as if we were watching them, all through the joy of optical zoom.
Bang up to date and I decided to buy my husband a digital SLR. Do you see the pattern developing here? He's a difficult man to buy for, as he asks for and expects nothing, and I thought if I bought a digital SLR camera it might turn into a little hobby for him and the next few years could be made easy on the gift front as I could continually buy accessories for the camera.
This time after much research and browsing websites, I moved from the Fuji brand and bought him a Nikon D90 with a great Nikon carry case. Was he thrilled, you bet he was. He was like a puppy with a new chew toy as he clicked at everything that moved, and a lot that didn't move. The Nikon D90 is a lovely piece of kit. It's easy enough for the children to use but then it's so much more for someone who knows what they want to do. My husband is thrilled with the results and we now have so many sunset photographs we could make a book out of them. But it hasn't stopped there. Christmas presents have included a new flashlight, with the results creating much ooing and aahing from the family, and software to enhance photographs and create a professional look.
All in all we have loved our progress into digital photography. We have long since ditched the film camera and are well and truly in the digital age.
I now own a NIKON D90 and highly recommend it. Take a look at the Amazon link below for current prices and notice the very high 5* rating the D90 receives from happy customers
I can certainly recommend the D90
It is a superb Camera. Take the leap into taking better photographs
One of my picture on my first outings with my new Nikon D90, on a visit to Edinburgh. I was particularly pleased by the cameras Black and White settings.
Taken on one of our trips to Disney World - With my NIKON D90
No shortage of good prices for good accessories
Loch Ness - Scotland - My Picture of Loch Ness
The versatility of settings on a Digital Camera will suit your creativity
Fuji also have some worthy alternatives if you fancy a small leap
Nothing Like A Video to give a good detailed impression. This is good!
Dont Forget To Keep Your Precious Camera Protected
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Spotlight Review on NIKON D90
The NIKON D90 is a superb way of leaping into the DSLR world without having to step through the ranks of disapointment with lower spec models before deciding that you really wanted this type of performance right away. Equally sufficient to say that the D90 also is excellent to stick with and avoid the expense of higher spec cameras. A great all rounder which you will not be disapointed with.
My Birthday Roses
I couldn't resist taking a picture of my birthday roses. I used the D90s macro settings for the first time.