Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wildcard Wednesday and I Need (Want) a New Camera

I'm having issues. I can't make a decision.

I want a new camera. Last time I didn't research enough and ended up with a super expensive Olympus ILC (interchangable lens camera) that just isn't cutting it. Well, it is, for certain pictures. But if I ever want to take a picture inside -- um, all the time -- my camera doesn't hold up its end of the bargain.

I'm also one of those strange people that thinks inanimate objects have feelings, so I feel really bad saying these things about my Olympus. It was also a graduation present from my mom, so I'm sure she's not thrilled with the idea that I want a new camera already.

I love my Olympus, I do. Really! I just can't handle editing every single photo I take anymore. There's always a yellow tint to my pictures because it doesn't do well in low lighting. I'm so over it. By no means do I want to get rid of it, I just think I'll keep it for outside picture-taking purposes. Yes, that's what I'll do! I spent months reserching the camera I wanted the first time around and then set my mind on the Olympus. But considering how unhappy I am with it, I feel like I didn't research enough. Now I have a complex.

I've known I wanted a Nikon FOREVER. Why I didn't get one when I had the chance is beyond me. Dumb. But I can't change the past. So instead I will dwell on doing research about which new camera to get in fear of making a wrong decision again. (Here's my problem: I become attached to things.)

I've narrowed it down to two choices. This is good news.

If any of you know anything about photography and/or Nikon DSLRs, please let me know your opinion.


 My two "favorites" are the D3200 and the D5100. If you can help me out, I'd really appreciate it.
I'm also linking up today with Samantha at for Wildcard Wednesday!
*Sorry about the URL. I'll add the button later. Work computer, guys. Boo.


Amy Shaughnessy said...

I don't have a Nikon, I have a Canon, which I love. I wish that I had researched just a bit more when I was shopping for one because I would have picked a 50mm lens instead of a 58. I didn't really know though when I picked it.

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Maggie said...

I know nothing about cameras. I use my phone for everything and they always look horrible.
If you find the perfect camera, fill me in :)

Krystle Wuethrich said...

Ahh, I want to trade in my Canon Rebel for a Nikon but then I lose use for all my extra lens too. Decisions, decisions! :)

Martha said...

I bought a Canon, based on cost and (wait for it...the most nerdy thing...) the Consumer Reports best buy. The Nikon was higher rated, yes, but the Canon was a better price.

Susannah said...

I'm looking for a new camera too. I just found out about a compact DSLR that I'm going to look into. Hope you find what you're looking for. :-)

LaynahRose said...

I'm in the same research phase as you and I thought I had my mind set on a canon, but the comment up there makes me worry about it!

Yikes! It sucks to not really know before you buy something so expensive!