I was recently asked about the cameras I use, so I thought I would do a post about them.
The first digital camera I bought was a Fujifilm Finepix 2800Z. I loved this camera, but after a while, because it was only a 2MP and the LCD screen was only small, I decided to upgrade.
I was always happy with Fujifilm, but I decided to go with a Canon Powershot A1100IS, purely because it has a viewfinder, which I thought would be handy in bright sunlight when it's often hard to see the image on the screen. I've actually never used the viewfinder so it hasn't been a consideration in future purchases, which is just as well as pocket cameras with viewfinders are quite hard to come by. I never rated the Canon, and when the battery compartment cover wouldn't close properly due to a small piece having snapped off it, I took the opportunity to buy a new camera. It didn't actually stop the camera from working, and the cover did still shut, but I needed a new camera, you understand.
I knew straight away that I wanted to go back to Fujifilm, but this time I went for a bridge camera. This is a camera which slots between a compact pocket camera and an SLR. They have more advanced features than a pocket camera, though I have to say that I still usually use the automatic setting or pre set settings. I chose the Fujifilm Finepix S2950.
I'm happy with this camera, but it's too bulky to carry around with me all the time so I was still keeping the Canon Powershot in my bag. Eleanor has a cheap Fujifilm camera which takes better photos than my Canon, so I asked Mick to buy me a similar model for Christmas. He bought me the Fujifilm Finepix AX500. It only cost £40, yet it takes better photos than the Canon does. It's ideal to carry around with me in my bag, but if I know I'm going somewhere where I'm going to want to take photos, I take the bridge camera with me.
I'm no photographer, I don't really understand photography, and I don't spend a fortune on my cameras, but I'm happy enough with the cameras I use, and I can thoroughly recommend Fujifilm.
I think, as bloggers, we're always interested in the cameras we each use, so I'd love for you to tell me in the comments, or why not do a post yourself about your camera?