Our point and shoot has taken good photos over the years, so I remained fairly content with it, but I really did miss playing with a camera and seeing the world through the eye piece verses the digital screen. So when we knew we were going to China, I knew I wanted to take a DSLR with me. I sold off a bunch of things on Craigslist and eBay, including the old Pentax Ashai to pay for it, and two months ago, I got this new toy . . .
It is certainly not the best or most expensive camera out there, but for what I was looking for and for the price range I was looking in, the Nikon D3200 was my camera of choice.
I brought it out to use it for the first time while on vacation in Cape Cod. I am a camera junkie and I just loved holding it in my hand, waiting to take some shots.
The first thing I loved about having this camera, other than the feel of it in my hand, was the fact that I could look through the eye piece again to capture a photo. I LOVE that. I feel like I am actually IN the scene again and not just watching as a bystander.
I can actually play with the lens and focus it again.
I am able to catch this boy in all of his silliness . . .
I can get up close to objects with out getting a blurry shot.
I can get this son of mine, who does NOT like getting his photo taken, before he turns around and is out of the shot . . . .
I can capture life as it happens. Smiles and all.
I am THRILLED with my new toy. I just played with it while on vacation and am excited to figure out all that it is capable of doing! Then, to tackle Photoshop!