For as long as I can remember, I have wanted a DSLR. The past year or two being on Youtube my desire for this camera has increased. I have alwasy been hesitant about buying one though for two reasons.
1. I could never justify the price. Even the older models cost $500 and up. That is/was alot of money for a want and not a need.
2. I am technically challenged. With a DSLR comes a TON of learning. I would need to learn about white balance, ISO, and aperture. Things I had and have no clue about it! It all seemed so difficult and I wasn't sure I wanted to put in the time to learn something new.
Within the past couple months however, I have been having issues with my current camera, A Canon Powershot Elph 320HS. I bought this guy about a year ago from Amazon for just under $300. It served my purpose well however I had two, quite big in my opinion, complaints. I wasn't able to manually focus this camera which led to an issue with the auto focus always going in and out of focus making my videos blurry. The sound quality was decent but not the greatest and one big drawback was the inability to add an external microphone to help improve this quality. About a month and half ago, my husband and I talked about finally getting me a DSLR. He said since I make Youtube videos and daily at that, having a good camera could only benefit me. Also with having a DSLR I would now have a camera that could grow with me as I can buy different types of lens as well as the ability to purchase an external microphone.
My sweet sweet husband worked a couple Sunday shifts so we could use that extra cash to purchase my camera. This allowed us to leave our savings account and normal money alone. We often joke that weekend work is our fun money or our toy money. Many times Colby will work a weekend or two in order to buy a new 'toy". His recently was a new upgraded part for his computer and mine a DSLR lol.
I have been having so much fun with my new camera, taking all kinds of photos and thought I would share some in this post. I can't get over how clear the photos turn out! I am still getting used to having a heavier bulkier camera and of course I still need to learn all of the buttons and controls and how to change everything and use the correct settings, but I am sure all that will come in time. I have also ordered two different external microphones for my videos on Youtube. This should really help with the sit down types of videos that I do.I decided to purchase two different kinds so I could do a little bit of experimenting to see which one produces the best sound. I figured it couldn't hurt to try them both and go from there
For those interested in what items I bought, I will have them listed below with links to where you can find the item/where I purchased the item. I can't way to continue learning about this awesome camera and I hope it helps to increase my quality in not only photos but my videos as well. Until next time :)
Nikon D5200- Best Buy $749.99