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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!


  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....

  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 :)

  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!!!

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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!

  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!

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

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


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