I love taking photos on and off “the cam.” Since my blog started back in 2011, I’ve always used either my phone camera or my almost 8-year old Sony point and shoot camera to accompany me in my events or as I do product shoots. My husband has been encouraging me to get a better camera so I can take better photos to put in my blog. Over the years, I know I need one but for some reasons, I keep on telling myself that I don’t need it yet since I am comfortable with the cameras I use. Or is it really because I am not ready yet to embrace the challenges and responsibilites of owning a “real” camera?
3 Reasons Why I Don’t Use a DSLR Camera:
- Because I don’t know what camera is the best for me. — This is the main reason why I still stick to my jurassic type of camera since I don’t know what kind of DSLR camera best fits me. We all know that many different types of cameras are ubiquitous online but I admit to have a little to none expertise support on this. Plus the fact that DLSR camera don’t come in cheap so I want to make sure to get my money’s worth.
- Because I don’t think I can maximize a DLSR’s capabilities yet. — Looking at the kind of photos that I see online everyday, you don’t need rocket science to understand that most of them were taken using a hi-tech camera at least. Whenever I pass by a camera shop and attempt to press the buttons of a DLSR camera, I feel like my brain doesn’t welcome its technicalities yet. I just simply cannot absorb everything about me doing photography version 2.0.
- Because I feel like having a DLSR camera is too inconvenient. — Sometimes I hear my blogger friends complain about how heavy and bulky their DLSR cameras are, while I enjoy moving around carrying my mobile phone that has a “sufficient” camera. In my head, I don’t think I am ready to give up my comfort and convenience yet.
In everything, there is a yin and yang. One real problem that I have with using my smart phone camera is that I cannot take a nice shot from afar. If I am able to do so, the image quality suffers because of its limited pixel size. My camera requirement is very simple: powerful, portable and uncomplicated.
Taking all these into consideration, I finally realized what I really need to take better photos for the blog. I have always wondered if there is such a thing in between digital (point and shoot) and DLSR cameras today. An aha moment came to me when I discovered the so-called Bridge Cameras in the photography market. If you’re like me who’s also hesitant to get an DLSR but desires to produce better-looking images, this post is also for you.
What is a Bridge Camera?
According to Mr. Wikipedia, “Bridge cameras are cameras which fill the niche between the single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) and the point-and-shoot camera.” For me, this is the best transition camera from point and shoot and later on an upgrade to a DLSR — a practice camera, but a little serious for me.
I won’t pretend to be knowledgeable on the ins and outs of bridge cameras but I’d like you to read more about it and some recommendations for Bridge Cameras at TechRadar.
And yes, I got my own bridge camera yesterday and I decided to pick on a model from Sony’s HX series. Last night I stayed up and watched some YouTube video tutorials and I am so relieved. This camera is very user-friendly and I love its 50x zoom! Oh yes, now I am confident to be sitting at the end of the room during an event since my camera companion has my back.
Let’s all look forward to seeing better photos here in Moomy Musings from this point on. This is my blog’s commitment to improve to thank you for all the support! I want to be able to make your online reading time worthwhile. ♥