5 Jul

Cheating on my Rebel

posted by ninahelleny in DAILY DIARY
I received my Canon Rebel xsi for my birthday a year ago December and it's one of the best electronic pieces I've ever owned. The only downside is I've never really learned how to use it. The little dial never leaves the "auto" setting. It's amazing how wonderful the pictures turn out even when you don't know what the heck you are doing!

With all of that being said, in anticipation of our wedding weekend, honeymoon, Jenna's wedding, two family vacations before the end of the year, Kiks becoming a Chef and hopefully JH and I starting a family in the middle of all of that... I'm considering cheating on my Rebel! Gasp, if you will.

I only started thinking about this because JH and I were discussing purchasing a video camera. My immediate thought was if I have to carry around another large electronic item, I'm going to need to trade in my Louis Vuitton for a rollaboard!

And since that is not going to happen... I quickly pulled out the Mac and starting researching alternative options that would give us everything in one device. Most camera manufacturers are making what they call "bridge" cameras. Point & Shoots with DSLR features + Full HD Video recording sans the lens changing! All in one... camera with high quality pictures and a HD camcorder, oh my!

Let me introduce to you the newest item on my Must-Have List... The Nikon Coolpix P100 10 MP Digital Camera with 26x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black).

My biggest concern was losing the high quality images from the Canon but look at this photo from a Nikon P100 owner. Pretty nice, huh!? (And red, white and blue for the 4th!)

Here's the top view of the Nikon P100. In case you're interested ;)

But if you're interested in purchasing a very well taken care of Canon Rebel xsi + 1 standard lens + extra lens (a fancy one I've never used). Email me at nina@accordingtonina.com and we'll talk details.

Are you an "Auto" DSLR owner too? Have you ever thought of switching back to a Point & Shoot? Do you own a Nikon P100? Do you own a "bridge" Point & Shoot? Which one?

And Happy 4th of July Recovery Day to all!

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  • http://www.3rdysomething.blogspot.com Officially Mrs.

    I have been hinting heavily to T about getting a Rebel. Just sent you an email!
    .-= Officially Mrs.´s last blog ..Decisions- decisions =-.

  • http://www.pleaserestassured.com Rachael

    I’m a point & shoot type of girl, but I’d love to purchase something fancier. The problem is I have a short attention span and don’t think I’d ever learn how to use it properly and the picture quality would suffer.

  • http://www.woodsyivy.blogspot.com Jill

    I’m so glad you did this post right now! I’m getting ready to buy a new camera and I love that this one shoots video too. Sounds perfect!

  • http://www.thisbeautifulthing.com Sara

    Well, I’m a Nikon dSLR user and I love it. I often leave the settings on Auto, but I’ve taken classes to better learn how to use all of the features of the camera. The one thing I haven’t figured out if how to shoot video on it, which I’m told it does…
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..In Memory of Cohen =-.

  • http://emmyloublogs.blogspot.com EmmyLou

    I am clueless about photography. As long as it’s digital and takes pictures, it will satisfy me! ;)
    .-= EmmyLou´s last blog ..Sugar Doll Award =-.

  • Jennifer

    I’m a Nikon girl and I love it! One of my friends has the Rebel and loves it as well! I too have not taken my camera off “auto” and still amazingly happy with my shots!

    Love the new camera you found

  • http://pfphotographyblog.blogspot.com Amy

    You can never go wrong with a NIKON!
    Beats a Canon anyday, but that’s just my humble opinion.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Coming Soon- Madalyn Southern Illinois Child Photographer =-.

  • http://lifeasacaliforniawife.blogspot.com CAwife

    We simply have a point and shoot right now, and I’m super frustrated with it! We’re looking into possibly purchasing a Rebel soon, but that new camera you found sounds fantastic!
    .-= CAwife´s last blog ..A Day of Blogging Silence in Memory of Cohen =-.

  • http://ellenandbill.blogspot.com Ellen Baker

    I have the P80, which is 2 versions before. I also have a small point and shoot and the rebel 2ti. Would not trade any of them. For most pictures, the Nikon is FANTASTIC. We are outdoors a lot and take pictures of birds, so I have a 400 lens for the Canon Rebel. You can not go wrong with the Nikon. It takes fabulous pictures and fabulous movies!

    I am not sure I could part with the rebel too! And yeah, we have a rolling bag for the electronics. But didn’t trade in any bags for it.
    .-= Ellen Baker´s last blog ..From Luxury Car to an Alien =-.

  • http://www.thewaspyredhead.com The Waspy Redhead

    Just sent you an email!
    .-= The Waspy Redhead´s last blog ..Fish Tacos With Cilantro Garlic Crema =-.