24 Jul 2007

My dream digital camera?

I have always loved photography and it has become more of a passion ever since I started blogging. Now my friends are quite used to the fact that whenever we go to a restaurant, I have to take a picture of every dish before we actually dig in. I never leave home without my digital camera, always by my side. You never know when you see something interesting.

This is a picture of my father. We were going for a walk in the park in Melbourne, Australia, when it suddenly started to rain and we had to take shelter in a hut. Love this picture. I edited it a bit by cropping and converting it to Greyscale for that classic look.

Right now I am using my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9. It was a birthday gift from my wife and it's a great camera. However, having tried some digital SLRs, somehow using my Lumix seems so amateurish. I console myself saying that it's not the equipment but the artist that matters but I cannot help myself.

My dream camera is the Nikon D2X (12.4 Megapixels). So far I have not read any bad reviews about this camera. It has won the best product accolades for 2005-2006 from the European Imaging and Sound Awards and was also named European Professional Camera of the Year. I guess it's only con is that it is a bit on the expensive side. Another camera I would consider is the Canon EOS 400D also known as Rebel XTi in the US, known as the ultimate entry-level digital SLR. That should take me to the next level.

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