Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New Camera, Who dis?

Oh Hi!

As I mentioned in my last blogpost, I had ordered my first DSLR camera and was waiting for it to arrive. Well guess what? It arrived!
The impatience I felt, as I charged up the battery was a whole new thing. I don't think I've ever been that impatient before. But while the battery charged I attempted to read the manual and I got about half way through it, before I decided that it was enough for one time. One day I will finish it though. However, I wanted to learn about the key features because I don't want to be one of those people who buys a 500€ camera and then only shoots using auto-mode, because in my opinion that's some serious waste of money.

I looked at many different cameras, mostly Canon and Nikon, before deciding on the Nikon D5300. I have to be honest and say that the reason I bought it was because of the reasonable price and the flip-screen. Many DSLR cameras that have a flip screen seemed to be too expensive, but this one was reasonably priced at 495,90€ for the body and the AF-P 18-55mm VR lens on DigitalRev. I originally ordered the Nikon D5300 with 18-55mm VR lens but there was some problem locating it so they asked me if I wanted to upgrade to the other lens without extra cost, and of course I said yes. Honestly, I don't know the difference between those lenses, but oh well.

So far, I'm really enjoying the camera. It's smaller than I thought it would be, but that's certainly not a negative thing. Because of the size of it it's easy to hold and I can imagine that it's going to be a lot easier to carry around for a longer period of time than if it would've been bigger. 
What I also enjoy about the camera is the Wi-Fi. I read a lot of reviews saying the Wi-Fi isn't very good, but I have nothing to compare it to. I like the fact that I could just download an app and then connect my phone to the camera, and voila I get all the pictures I take with my camera to my phone. I also like the fact that I can place my camera on a tripod or something, and then use the app to take pictures with the camera. And I can also use a timer so I press the button to take a picture and it waits a few seconds before taking the picture. That way if I have no one photographing me, I don't have to run to the camera back and forth, and can instead use my phone to take the photos. Also spares me having to buy a remote control for the camera.

One thing I don't like about the whole Wi-Fi thing is the fact that every time you shut of your camera the connection gets dropped. So every time you turn on the camera, if you want the Wi-Fi you have to turn it on and then connect your phone. And because I'm extremely lazy I don't like that I have to do that. But I guess it's something I'm going to have to live with.

Now I'll leave you with some test-shots I took yesterday, after the battery had been fully charged. I'd like to note that these pictures haven't been edited in any way, I've just resized them and added my logo. All photos were taken using the manual setting.

What do you think? Do you think I wasted a lot of money buying a DSLR camera or do you think it's a smart purchase? Do you own a DSLR camera? Let me know♥
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1 comment:

  1. This is so exciting - I always love trying out new camera equipment.