Saturday, July 21, 2007


Our current camera is a Fujifilm FinePix s7000. The white balance is starting to have issues and we think it's on its last leg after 3 years and 17,000 pictures. So we've been shopping for a camera for the past few weeks. Today we had the opportunity to play with a Nikon D40x, which is a digital SLR. We took it to a friend's wedding and took gobs (upwards of 350) pictures with it this evening. I am SHOCKED at the difference in quality. Shocked and enamored and I may never be happy with a point and shoot camera again. We had two lenses to play with: an 18-55 and a 55-200. Even without a macro lens I was pleased and impressed with the versatility of the camera. I know I've bombarded you all with blog posts these last few days (16 posts in 3 days... it's got to be some kind of record - and don't expect it to stop anytime soon... I'm still behind on posting all the fun stuff from while my parents were here!) but I couldn't resist showing you some of my favorite photos from this evening. Enjoy!!

So what do you think? Can you tell any difference in quality from the pictures we normally post on the blog? Let us know. We're still trying to decide which camera to buy.


Jaime said...

I can tell in the picture with Ellie in the front and you in the back and it blurred you, but focused on her. Very nice! All the pictures are bright and clear!

J said...

Hi! We have a Pentax SLR, and Christian likes it because you can take in RAW format and do significantly more editing. However, the disadvantage is that many of the controls are manual (including the white balance) so taking pictures to catch something suddenly is pretty much impossible - the setup is prohibitive. Also, no SLR takes videos. So we miss that as well. But the pics are great! You just might hang on to the smaller one as well, we wish we had.

DREW! said...

Funny you should post this. I've been bugging Charlotte about letting me buy a Nikon D70, although I have talked to a professional photographer recently and she suggested the Canon Digital Rebel XTI over any in the low Nikon series.

I would say definitely go for this camera. Amazing quality. After all, if a picture is worth a thousand words, ones this clear must be worth at least a million.