23 May 2007

SLR Cameras

I have been thinking to get a camera, the one that I can use to take good photos. I know I have a digital camera already but it isn't functioning ideally, and the batteries go flat very quickly. Not only that, practically I can only use three modes: PLAY, VIDEO, PHOTO (the basic photo-taking mode). And my digicam is supposed to have more than ten different modes!! I know how to use these modes, but the problem is everytime I try to use them, they fail me, or should I say the batteries??

Of course, I am also aware that I'm not a pro photographer and I shouldn't spend too much hard-earned money on something I don't know how to utilise fully. That's just a question for the time yet to come. So my question for people out there NOW is:

What camera should I buy if I want to be a serious photographer at a beginner's level?

Some said canon, some said nikon......I did browse the websites and shoot, I'm lost in the information. So if you think you have some worthy yet easy-to-understand piece of advice, you're more than welcome to drop me a line or two. I'm so eager. Much appreciated!

P.S. Had a talk with yeowza and he recommended Nikon D80/Canon 350D. Suitable for amateurs like myself. Could go for the lower ones if it's not within my budget. Check out David Yeow's link. He's one talented photographer. No, he has never taken any photography classes in his life.

6 comments:

jam said...

I am currently using a casio camera. I choose this one over the others cause you can manually adjust the shutter speed, aperture speed, etc, not like the rest dummy camera. I personally recommend you not to take Sony or Olympus cause these two manufacture their own memory sticks, which is much more expensive than the normal memory cards used by other brands of digital camera.

Flora & Henry said...

Jam, could you give me the model of your camera? I have a SONY *bummer*

Henry said...

Sigh...For my opinion, buying an expensive camera is totally wasting of $. It's good to own a camera. No harms to capture something good from our daily life.. but i cannot see any necessities of pursuing latest technology.

Amanda said...

it depends... how u wanna use it...
it can be as simple as the normal cam that u can buy (the handy ones) and it can be as complicated as the professionals used (the big bulky ones tat comes with the big tripods)
i don really have comments but i've had experience with a canon ixus which is not good at all (not sure it's the cam or the hand) but the resolution is damn blur if u shake a little. so, if u have shaky hands, don get that...

Lorraine said...

get a camera that is within your budget and offers the functions that you are going to use; size also matters if you're going to travel a bit. you can never buy the best camera cos the technology is advancing everyday...

Flora & Henry said...

Hahaha...Amanda, I was laughing when reading your comment. Thanks for sharing!

Yo, my love enemy (Lorraine, that's you if you don't know that, haha), apparently I found sth within my budget, so cool~~