Buying a New Camera

f2bac1ee-f164-4cc0-aba8-032a027e431aWith the purchase of an iPhone last year I thought that I would never have to carry a camera again due it’s picture taking quality. It does take fantastic pictures but there are too many opportunities I miss out on while not having a camera with a good zoom lens.

So I broke down this week and did some extensive research to try to find a camera that will fill this void. I didn’t want a bulky camera that would weigh me down in my travels and there were many good camera’s available to choose from. I ended up going with the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS due to its 30x Optical Zoom (25-750mm) and 20.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 6 Image Processor. I also like the Built-in Wi-Fi which allows wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices. This will save me a little time after coming home from a long hike.

My old Nikon was over 5 years old and started giving me broken pixels in my shots so I had to make the move. I do still love to use my iPhone for many pictures that I take while on the run, but for those good quality nature shots I needed something better.

For years I have thought about purchasing a really good quality professional camera, all the software and taking photography classes. Due to both a lack of time and resources this may have to wait until retirement as much of these are dedicated to paying down the mortgage. So for now a $300.00 compact camera is perfect for all of my picture taking needs.
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Blood Sugar- 110, Weight- 192.2

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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14 Responses to Buying a New Camera

  1. Thanks for this you helped me so much with this piece!

  2. When I left Australia for North Cyprus, I asked the camera shop for a compact camera, high zoom, easy-to-use, good quality and they recommended a Lumix which has really been excellent. Easy to use, great images but more in-depth features if you want them. As my eyesight is a bit dodgy and I need a cane for walking, a simple, easy-to-use camera was just what I needed, sounds much like yours.

  3. Healthy Not Nuts says:

    Thanks for the info! I am currently taking pictures with my phone and am thinking about buying a $300.00 camera as well. I was considering GoPro but I had one before and it’s kind of hard to operate so I was checking out some other options. Thanks, again!

  4. facetfully says:

    You won’t be sorry!Having worked as a semi-pro photographer, I find I rarely want to hassle with the weight and bulk of my pro camera any more! I, too, use the phone for snaps and am happy with that. However, you are correct about the rest…and the damaged pixels creating red spots in the images are no fun. My point-and-shoot needs replacing too…just not sure I am ready to even fork over the $300!!!

  5. I think finding a camera is easier than figuring out where/how/when to organize and store the digital photos!

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