If you’re looking for a great starter DSLR Camera – check this Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical IS Zoom:
We own this camera and only because my 15yo decided she wanted to get into photography. I was like – seriously? What’s wrong with the camera you have that I bought you a year ago? “Well Mom, it doesn’t do all the cool stuff you can with a DSLR camera.” I was like…we’ll see…but I’m not spending a lot of money on a DSLR camera. I also told her after she kept hounding me – that if we got her one – she’d have to take care of this camera like it was her kid. She promised she would.
Of course I still had to research this camera online to make sure that it was all that they said it was. Much to my surprise (I was pleasantly surprised at that) to read so many positive reviews on many sites. I felt the price was right too. I didn’t want to be spending $600 – $800 on a starter camera for a 15yo! I also learned through my research that one can buy additional filters which I thought was a plus.
Needless to say, after I compared apples to apples, I decided that I was going to purchase this bundle at Amazon.com:
- A bag that did secure the camera well with many pockets,
- 2 tripods- an extendable 8″ tabletop and a 50″ with carrying case
- Additional NB-10L Rechargeable Replacement Battery Pack
- 32 Gigabyte SDHC Secure Digital Memory Card
- Secure Digital USB Card Reader
- Universal Memory Card Wallet
- Package of LCD Screen Protectors
- Lens Care & Cleaning Kit
- HDMI Cable for direct connection to HDTV
- and a BONUS!! FREE 25 Quality Prints
Frankly, my daughter has quite the set up now and she just needs to learn more about the camera’s features. She’s really enjoying taking pictures of the moon:
She’s also beginning to learn how to blur out objects and focus in on what matters to her:
All in all, I am thrilled with the decision that I made to get this starter DSLR camera. It takes great shots, the battery life is good, it was priced right, came with extras that would have cost me more should I have bought them all separately, and most importantly – my daughter is more than thrilled with the camera. Now if I could only get her to rename photos and put them in folders – all would be very cool! Oh – backing up the photos would be a nice thought too!