Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Camera Update.


Good Afternoon, Beauties!

Some of you may know I was in a camera dilemma at the beginning of the month. My Canon Powershot SD3500 IS broke spontaneously, and with products piling up, I had to buy a replacement camera fast. I ended up getting the Nikon Coolpix P500, which I was really excited about and then quickly had my doubts about it after testing it out for a few days. When I photographed makeup, the colors weren't 100% accurate. I know many cameras won't be exactly accurate, but considering the purpose of this camera is to photograph makeup, I don't want to post photos that are misleading. I have to really give props to my old Canon for being very true-to-life in photos. I planned to return the Nikon, but with a busy schedule, I had no other choice but to use it for the mean-time (I have 90 days to return it if I'm not satisfied).

I've been using the Nikon for all of my recent posts, starting from the 9th of April. After messing around with the settings for several days, I figured out the setting that works best and is the most accurate. I can get pretty good photos in the daylight, but at night, it becomes difficult to get accurate coloring. I didn't have that problem with my previous camera and a few daylight bulbs - for whatever reason, the same set-up doesn't work as well with my Nikon.

But, after using it for a couple of weeks, I've grown to really like it. I can't really say yet if I'd recommend it for photographing makeup, but it really is a fabulous camera otherwise and takes very good photos for a point-and-shoot. It's probably the next best thing before purchasing a dslr.

I don't think at this point I'll be returning it unless I happen to come across something else that is much better at a similar price (I paid $299.99 on clearance at Target). I will let you know if my opinion has changed at all. And of course, if you have any questions about the camera, you can leave a comment or send me an e-mail.

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8 comments:

  1. Congrats for being on the top of the day on Hellocotton! I'll follow you there, sadly I can't add my RSS (they removed mine) to that site because most of my reviews are in french so I can only register to the french Hellocoton!

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  2. Glad its working out thus far. Im in the market for a really good DSLR...so much to choose from. I dont have a photography background, but I know what something is supposed to look like! lol. Hope it continues well for ya :)

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    1. No coolpix is a DSLR. Nikon DSLRs will have a D of some sort before the model number. Good starter ones in the cheap range are d70, d80 and d90. I own a d40, which does pretty well but I have some issues with its resolution (only 6 mp) and incompatibilities with my equipment.

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  3. oh, i've been searching for a good DSLR for o while now! this is what i want from it : colors to be vibrant, rich and clear. i like this Nikon, especially for it's folding. i want to see make-up looks from you(colors especially) with this camera to find if this is want i want :)
    kisses

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  4. congrats! btw great price on the camera. I have the Nikon d60 and it shoots great pics! pricey but worth every penny if you are willing to splurge. Costco has great prices! Got mine there! -leslie

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  5. I'm glad you are happy with the camera. I myself purchased the Canon T3i and I am absolutely in love! The quality is amazing.

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  6. Natalie- I haven't toyed with any of the Coolpix cameras enough to know, but play with your white balance. It immensely affects the color quality in photos.

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