Monday, January 13, 2014

What Cameras I Use

I often get asked about what camera I use. So I thought of doing a special post to show you all the cameras I have and for which video or event I use them for. 

I am in love with Canon! And this post is not even sponsored. How I wish! hehe 
My first-ever camera was a Canon! I remember I was in college then and we were required to have an SLR for our Photography class. (We weren't required to buy DSLR because that was way too expensive back then!) I don't know what got in my mind, maybe I preferred appearance over performance. I saw the SLR's my classmates got and they were too bulky and ugly for my liking. So then, I got  a nice digital camera. My love for pictures and cameras started then. I remember how my friends and I would party and I was the only one with camera and we would laugh at how many photos we would take. Multiply was still active then. Hah! I feel old...

Anyway, here are my 3 Canon cameras:




1.) Canon Ixus 230 HS

 
When I bought it : January 2012
Price when I bought it : Php 16,988

What I use it for : 


  •  Filming Nail Art Videos
  • Vlog Videos

 
PROS :
I like that the camera is very lightweight! I bring it almost everyday (because who knows, I might stumble upon a famous person randomly so I need a good camera.lol) and I don't even notice that I have it in my bag because it's that light. Of course, I also love that it's in pink, my favorite color! The video quality is FULL HD and good for macro shots so it's perfect for when I film nail art videos. Since it's so small and light, I use a 3-inch tripod and tilt it 180 degrees and it doesn't fall. The image quality is also nice! This is my favorite point-and-shoot camera. Though, these days touch-screen is the in thing. But this camera works well, so why do I need a touch camera?

CONS :
The images could appear a bit noisy when shooting under low-light places. 


2.) CanonPowershot SX 240 HS



When I bought it : January 2013
Price when I bought it : Php 20,498

What I use it for :


  • You may hate me for being a total fan girl, but I mainly use this for CONCERTS because of it's amazing 20x zoom that allows one to be a paparazzi without having to bring a bulky and unglamorous zoom lens.
  • OOTD's when I'm too lazy to bring my DSLR
  • Parties and Family Gatherings
  • Outdoor shooting
  • Some hair tutorials



PROS :
20X ZOOM! Need I say more? lol. To be honest, I was not going to buy this because who needs 2 digital cameras? But my Ixus 230 broke down (and Canon was still in the process of replacing it) last January 2013! Just a few weeks before the DKFC1 concert. I had some extra bucks so I asked my mom if I could buy a new one while we still wait for Canon... She agreed and we never regretted getting this camera. I for sure did not regret! I took it to 2 concerts ( DKFC1 and OGS Manila) already and it never failed me. Though my seat was pretty close to the stage, I felt even more secured because I know I have a 20x zoom camera with me to capture some memories. lol. 
It also captures great-quality images, the colors are so vivid and sharp. Video quality is perfect! 

CONS :
The sound, omg! I was wondering why all the videos I took from the concerts I watched were all too noisy. Until I asked my friend who also has the same camera. And she told me, this unit really does have bad audio quality when the sound is on boost! It's bulky and looks like those cameras where you have to put in two AA batteries and use a film! Haha. It actually looks like the Kodak camera my aunt used to have when I was young. For selfies, the image quality could turn out a bit green-ish.

3.) Canon 650D DSLR



When I bought it : July 2013
Price when I bought it : Php 49,+++. ( I forgot how much exactly.)

What I use it for : 

  • OOTD's
  • Product shots for blog
  • Nail Art photos
  • Events, Parties and Family Gatherings
  •  All my Youtube videos EXCEPT nail art

PROS :
Of course, a DSLR is a DLSR. Though I wish I have a friend who knows how to use dlsr well that could be with me 24/7. It's a shame because I studied photography in college but I still like setting my dslr to A or CA settings. haha! I mostly use this camera for OOTD's and for filming YouTube videos. Or course, the quality is AMAZING!

CONS :
Bulky and black. DLSR, why u no have pink?! haha 
And it's difficult to get nice photos when you don't know how to set it. As opposed to having a point-and-shoot where you just literally point at an object and then click the shutter.




Recently I bought a Canon EF 50 mm 1:.8 lens. It's pretty good for portrait and OOTD shots. But never bring it to parties because I tried it and it was so difficult! haha. The person taking the photos had to go to the other side of the room just to be able to capture all 10 or 20 people in one frame.

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So, those are ALL of my cameras. Some of them are outdated but I love every single one of them. They are like my children and each camera has a special task and capability.

I hope you found this blog post helpful.

Should you have any inquiries, leave  a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!
 

Kristine

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