People love taking the photos generally. I personally love taking photos of natures. I take time off from my daily work time to time and go out to the outdoor areas with my camera. I really enjoy this time. Not only this is a good exercise but also, it helps me to keep my stress level down. I enjoy it and I make time to do this very often.
Because I enjoy this time so much, I spend a lot of money on cameras and camera accessories. My Canon EOS series has multiple expensive lenses and this DSLR camera is brought with me to all places. I assure you that this isn’t the only camera I have. I have several “low” digital camera models. Also, I have a few SLR 35mm film cameras as well. Honestly, I do not spend too much time with the film cameras these days because it’s a lot of effort to get the film developed, but I enjoy using them very much.
Please allow me to show you my three best cameras I have in my storage room right now.
1. Canon EOS Rebel T3.
This one I purchase back in 2012. I particularly remember the day I bought this camera because it was the day that I got into a huge fight with my girlfriend (now my wife). She had another Canon camera and I broke the lens. I swear I still don’t think I broke it because it just popped out while I was holding it. Anyway, she was very upset and we ended up going to a local Best Buy to pick this one up. Even though I bought this one for my girlfriend at that time, I’ve been using this everywhere I go. Some of the key features are:
- Up to 3 frames per second continuous shooting
- 12MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 9-point AF system
- ISO 100-6400
- 720p HD video recording
- 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 dots
Over the years, we bought several lenses that are interchangeable with the camera. We can say that we use them very well. I personally like the wide angle lens because I take a lot of nature scenery shots. With all the accessories and the camera, I think I can say I spent good $3,000 in the past 6 years.
2. Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera
As you may have guessed, we love the brand, Canon. There is nothing wrong with Nikon or Sony digital cameras but my wife and I prefer Canon cameras. We think they are more durable than the other manufacturers’ cameras and the images come out more detail than the others. We bought this one a few years ago because we were going to a wedding and we didn’t want to bring our DSLR camera. It was a destination wedding and we needed something we can carry easily without packing too much. This camera was the answer. It was compact enough to fit in our pocket and it was relatively taking great photos during the wedding. We kept the camera. Typically, we keep this one in the car so we can just pick it up and start taking photos. On a side note, I hear that it is a good practice to keep a camera in the car for any accidents. Here are some key features:
- 8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer helps you capture images with flexibility and ease
- 20.0 Megapixel CCD sensor combines with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to help deliver stunning image quality
- 720p HD video capabilities.Focusing Range:Normal: 2.0 in. – infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) – infinity (T)
- Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings based on predefined shooting situations
- Digital IS helps reduce the effect of camera shake and subject movement.Operating Temperature:32-104°F / 0-40°C
- Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome provide creative freedom to capture your photos
Finally, my Canon AE-1 film camera.
This one has to be my favorite camera all time. You can’t buy a brand new one these days but you can still find a good used camera on Amazon. The AE-1 camera can be used in full manual mode (obviously) since it is a 35mm film camera, but also it has 3 different automatic exposure modes available that you can choose to take amazing photos. The camera feels sturdy and makes a great shutter sound when you are taking photos. This one is my favorite because I can really appreciate the photos. However, it is very expensive as the film rolls can add up very quickly. Here are some key features:
- 35mm SLR (Single-Lens-Reflex) camera with electronically controlled AE (Automatic Exposure) and focal plane shutter.
- Canon FD series interchangeable lenses with full aperture metering and AE coupling. Canon FL series with stopped-down metering.
- Standard lenses for the Canon AE are Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 S.S.C, Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 S.S.C, Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 S.C.
Canon makes great cameras. We love them all. When we go out and take photos for the loved ones and outdoor scenery, we have to pick and choose the one that we are going to use for that day. It is a hard decision but the camera makes big difference when you are taking photos. We are so lucky that we have the luxury of choosing the best of the best.