Here I am holding onto my lovely new Olympus OMD (oh my darling) Em-5 camera.
In my dreams :)
Call me crazy but I think this is one very beautiful camera. Look at that great retro styling!
Oh yes, come to mamma!!
Sadly, I think I am dreaming. I have been hoping to buy a new camera for a long while. Since I last bought a camera in 1997 (it used film!!) I have been making use of Lyn's digital camera, the dslr from work and my iTouch. I really would like my own digital camera.
But how to decide which one?
I have ALWAYS loved taking photos. As a little girl I would sneak Mum's camera out of the car glove box and snap people walking down the street. I ended up studying photography as my Major at Uni. It was still all film back then and I loved it.
Hence, the reason why I love the retro styling on the Olympus pictured at the top. It reminds me of Mum's old Pentax K100 - the first slr I learned to use.
There is such a proliferation of different brands and types of cameras on the market. Big dslrs, smaller compact systems and point and shoot styles. I just want something that can take a great shot. I'm not interested in sitting in the 'digital darkroom' for hours sprucing up shots. I'm old school like that.
So, what to do? Well, I wish the young boy at the store hadn't showed me the Olympus "oh my darling". Starting at $1200 it's beyond my budget. Maybe I wait for a few months and hope it drops in price?
Or do I go for a dslr, but something not too heavy, as I know I'll just end up not using it?
What do you guys use?
Advice and opinions gratefully accepted!
But whatever it is, it positively must have a viewfinder. Old fashioned me likes a viewfinder :)
Wishing you all a lovely week.
first two images via the Olympus website