What kind of Camera do you have?

kendra30752 kendra30752
Just curious what kind of cameras everyone else uses or likes. What kind of camera do you have and do you love it? Or is there another camera you want?

What do you love about the camera?

Sorry. Just curious what you guys like and what you look for in a camera.



I had a FujiFilm FinePix z30 (the purple one in the picture above) that I picked out for my birthday (gift from my mom) and I'd used that thing about every day since I got it (reviewing, family pics, pets, etc). It was a great camera in terms of durability and I loved that it had the slidey door that covered the lens (I'm destructive with cameras and need that). But a month or two ago, I was taking picures of something I was reviewing and bam! My camera died. I went to charge it and it was not working. It acted like the port was loose or something because I could jiggle the charger in there and it'd blink red and charge for a second.

Anyways, I had dropped that camera a million times! I'd drop it or accidentally send it flying across the room more than one time while taking photos! Poor little thing sure did withstand a lot of abuse from me. I loved that it would hold up to my damage, but it wasn't a camera for high quality images, which was sufficient for my needs a year ago. These days though, I need good quality photos of the finger nails I design for work and I've been wanting to do videos and my FinePix did not work worth a crap for that. I considered buying a new one, just like the old one because I liked the slidey cover over the lens. It's no longer sold though. Fuji upgraded to a different, but similar model and I just decided I needed quality over damage-proof. I can learn to be careful with my camera if it means quality. I then got really interested in another Fuji I think it's the X series because it's like waterproof and sand and slightly safer to drop!



So, I'd been shopping around, reading reviews and asking advice from other people, even people on EF who use photos in their reviews. I decided a Canon seemed like a good option, but was not sure.

Lastnight, my lovie and I went out to eat and done some shopping. We stopped by Best Buy and there were 2 cameras I had my eyes on until two of the employees told me they were awful cameras! And these two were very expensive, so I wasn't taking a chance on that. We done some more looking and went with the Canon PowerShot SX500IS, which was recommended by the employee and he seemed very trustworthy since he could've sold us a $600 camera and instead led us to a $500 (actually $270 on sale).



Anyways, so this camera is my Christmas gift from my lovie. I haven't got to use it yet because the battery's charging. So I thought I'd ask you guys what you all like in a camera and what you use. I'm anxious to use mine!

Does anyone else have this same camera and if so, tell me what you think about it! Strangely enough, I can't even find online reviews on this guy! Any specific brands you love? Can't wait to hear what you guys think on this. Sorry to be so lengthy. I just want to be 100% sure this is the right camera for me before my 30 days are up to take it back. I'm thinking I'll adore it though.
11/24/2012
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AliMc AliMc
I mostly use my Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 but I also have a Canon EOS 500d
11/24/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I use a Nikon D7000 DSLR for my main photography and have a backup D5100. Tons of lenses...looking to upgrade soon.
11/24/2012
G&L G&L
Nikon coolpix S6100
11/25/2012
laflauta laflauta
I use the camera on my Android. The picture quality isn't great, but for me it beats having another thing to carry.
11/25/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I have a Sony Cybershot HX20. I freaking LOVE it. I had a cheaper camera before this one and it took terrible pictures if the flash wasn't on or if you got too close. This one takes beautiful photos in all lighting and even in extreme close ups. I bought it just for my reviews and I couldn't be happier with it. When I got it, it was around $600, but since then the price has dropped a good deal.
11/25/2012
nikki0668 nikki0668
I have had only HP cameras in the past. They were good cameras, but the battery door on both cracked. My last HP camera still works, but I don't like to use it very often knowing that at any time the battery door will fail. I have not gone shopping for a new camera yet, but for now, I have my Android phone.
11/25/2012
tami tami
I have a Samsung cell phone that takes decent pics...I also have a camcorder...I also have a Nikkon digital camera and a few other point and click cameras here an there but I love my digital camera
11/25/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
Just curious what kind of cameras everyone else uses or likes. What kind of camera do you have and do you love it? Or is there another camera you want?

What do you love about the camera?

Sorry. Just curious what you guys like and what ... More
I have a sure shot but don't really use it much. I generally use the camera on my phone.
11/25/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I have no idea. I actually don't even know where it is! Damn it! Moving sucks!!!
11/25/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I have a Canon Rebel XSi but for my review Ive been using my cell phone because of computer problems.
11/25/2012
Vanille Vanille
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
Just curious what kind of cameras everyone else uses or likes. What kind of camera do you have and do you love it? Or is there another camera you want?

What do you love about the camera?

Sorry. Just curious what you guys like and what ... More
I have a Sony Cybershot that is beyond its time. Haven't found the need to upgrade it since I mostly use my phone & iPod nowadays.
11/25/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Olympus Four Thirds DSLR & micro four thirds cameras. I'm a fairly serious photographer
11/25/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
A couple of Sony point and shoots for snapshots.
Nikon D90 for serious shooting.
GoPro HD's for whitewater video.
11/25/2012
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