I found this post that promoted a few cameras, but didn't really seem to have enough information and real life experience for me, so I continued the hunt. THEN....I ran upon this post that was superb, so great in fact that I pinned it to my Pinterest board for later reference. This post surveys well known food bloggers and gives the honest pros and cons to the camera of their choice, with sample shots of each camera. If you're searching for a camera for food blogging, I highly recommend you go there and read the information.
Based on this research, I chose these two cameras to look at further:
|Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens|
|Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Black)|
Both of these cameras run anywhere from $500-650 depending on where you go and if it's on sale or not. Now this seemed a little out of my comfortable price range for an amateur blogger who only blogs for fun, not for a living. I talked to some people who had the Nikon and they said it's really for a more experienced photographer who wants to adjust their f-stops, etc. I'm not looking for something that's going to take 3 hours to read a manual on and that my hubby can't pick up and take a photo. If I want to travel, I also don't want to lug around something that heavy, expensive, and with attachments. So, I decided to check a little further and found this mid-range camera:
This camera runs anywhere from $250-375, depending on where you go and current sales. I found it on Amazon Wednesday for $265. I also found someone that owns this camera and took food photos with it. The quality isn't as awesome as the $600 camera, I'm sure, but it's worlds better than my little Kodak EasyShare camera. He even took photos of a baseball game from the nosebleed seats with the 20x zoom and the photos came out crystal clear like he was sitting on the front row. So, half the price, less than half the weight, and point and shoot with the ability to make high-end manual adjustments sounded pretty good to me. I bought it Wednesday from Amazon and it should be here tonight. I'll let you know how it works and post some photos with both my cameras so we can all see the real-life difference.
So, what kind of camera do you have? Do you blog with it or is it just for family use?