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My Christmas Gift

The single, one and only thing I requested for Christmas this year was money to buy a nice camera. I'm sick of taking blurry pictures of a toddler and a puppy. A couple of people have asked what kind of camera I got, so here's the scoop...


My cousin by marriage is a professional photographer and my neighbor is an amateur, but very good photographer, and they both recommended the Canon Rebel. I was leaning towards the Nikon D, which is probably a great camera too, but they both suggested I pick the Rebel.

My neighbor gave me a great site to buy the camera. Their prices are great and shipping is free: B&H Photo. He suggested I go with either the 10.1 megapixel Rebel, or the 12.2 megapixel model. I went for the 10.1 model because it's $484 vs. $589 and the only main difference is how large you can blow up the pics to print out. He also suggested I get the camera bag, the memory card, the rechargeable battery and the UV protector filter.

I also want to purchase an additional lens, but I'm going to have to save my pennies up to spend a couple hundred more on this hobby!

Comments

  1. Very exciting! I almost bought this one last year but was talked out of it and am now so disappointed in my decision. My birthday is coming up... maybe if I'm very good....

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  2. How fun!! I am dying for a new camera. So glad you posted about this! I have been going back and forth on Nikon D and Canon. Have fun taking lots of pics :)

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  3. We are planning on purchasing a nice camera in the next week or so-before the baby comes. We were looking at a Nikon but this one sounds like a great deal. I do not know much about cameras so forgive me if this is a silly questions - but is there a time delay on it? That is one of the most important features we are looking for - no time delay so we can capture all those cute moments!

    Thanks for sharing and congrats on your new toy!!!

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  4. Just discovered your blog minutes ago. I too just posted on the subject of photography today on my blog. I am happy to read of you camera recommendation. Loved reading your blog. Come and visit sometime ya hear!
    ~KD
    www.southernwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  5. That is so awesome! Congrats - what a great investment! I can't wait to see lots of pics!

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  6. What a great purchase. Can't wait to see your pics!!

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  7. i'm so lazy... i haven't even used my rebel yet. i'm terrible.

    what camera bag did you get? i still don't have one and really need one.

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  8. In high school yearbook, all we used were Cannon Rebels - they are fabulous! I'm so glad you chose it - you will love it!

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  9. I have a Rebel from before the digital ones came out and it's great - I would rather a digital, of course, but they do take lovely photos! Have fun!

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  10. Have fun exploring all your new camera can do -- looking forward to seeing the results on your blog.

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  11. I agree with them, that is a great choice! I hope you enjoy it!

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