December 13, 2008

Connected Life goes digital–cameras that is

This week’s Episode of Connected Life covers something near and dear to me–photography.

I’ve been a photographer for about 30 years now. My first camera was a Polaroid One Step (interestingly this week Polaroid ceased production of that film) and now I use a Nikon D300. Pretty big jump over they years I’d say.

This week Connected Life looks at two point-n-shoots and two DSLRs, any of which would be fantastic cameras to use (and I’ve been using them a bit).

The Sony Alpha 300 is on the lower-end of the DSLR market, but does have an awesome tiltable LCD live view that lets you get the shot even if you have to stretch for it. The Nikon D90 is the first DSLR that lets you shoot HD video with sound. If you’ve a Nikon DSLR before you’d be right at home with the D90.

The Sony Cybershot T77 and the Nikon S60 are great little point-n-shoots that are light, slim, and compact. I love cameras this size for slipping into a pocket for parties and just snap shots around town.

If you want my buying advice, do want our host Bradley Shende and I suggest: hold it, try it out in the store and see how easy it is for you to just figure out. The other key things for me in a camera are the size and placement of buttons/controls. Not only do I have big fingers, but I’m also left-handed, together this can make for a lot of camera fumbling if I don’t make sure a camera fits my hand and fingers well.

My two primary cameras are Nikon D80 and D300, these have pretty good button and dial placement. I wasn’t too happy with any Cannon DSLRs I tried because of buttons, but I love my old Canon Powershot point-n-shoot because everything just works with my.

Also on Connected Life this week is the premier of Bits and Sass.

Hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave comments or feedback here.

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