Saturday, 13 June 2009

Decisions Decisions

Back in April I posted about my technology cravings which included the Canon 450d. We've been diligently saving our Amazon vouchers in order to make such a camera purchase by the time baby comes along. I would love nothing more than to be a prosumer photographer for our little one. However, costing it up it looks like its going to cost a lot of money. The body only is over £400, then there's lenses and a bag and all the other stuff that comes along with it. I reckon it could come close to £1000 knowing us and wanting the best of the best. We really can't afford that now in my opinion, and so we talked to my brother-in-law about it as he is a wedding photographer himself and he has a Canon 5D for his pro-shots. He was saying that he would get a Canon Powershot G10 which is £358 on Amazon.

So...the decision is between a DSLR, the Canon 450D oooooooorrrrr a prosumer point-and-shout, the Canon Powershot G10...

Argh I just can't decide! There are pros and cons to both. The G10 would be much easier to carry around and about, especially when going to the park with Baby or something. But the 450D has a lot more scope for doing interesting things with it, and getting interesting lenses. But then would we really use all the features the 450D has to offer? I don't think we would. I don't know! I need some right now!


Sarah-Rose and Craig 14 June 2009 at 22:51  

Coming from someone who owns and adores a EOS 400D, I'd say go for the Powershot with a baby on the way. The 450D will just not get used as often with the size etc and if the G10 is recommended by a professional photographer? then I would definitely go with their opinion.

euphbass 15 June 2009 at 13:28  

[Damn pop-up just ate my comment >:( I'll summarise.]

I have the Powershot G(, and it's great!


- Has pretty much all the features of a DSLR.
- Fits in my handbag!
- I have an adaptor to use filters, and a lens adaptor can be bought to allow the use of things like close-up lenses.


- Not great in low light- rather noisy. Don't bother with ISO >200.
- Limited depth of field compared to a DSLR.

I would totally recommend it - it's a fantastic camera. The pros really outweigh the cons. I don't think the price difference justifies the amount I would use a DSLR where I couldn't use the Powershot.

euphbass 15 June 2009 at 13:28  

(That was Powershot G9)

Jules 15 June 2009 at 13:55  

Thanks ladies. We've got a little while to decide as we don't quite have enough vouchers yet, but I'm definitely leaning towards the G10. Will also depend on what hubby thinks!

Kate 17 June 2009 at 06:34  

you could also look at a lower-megapixel digital rebel (it would be less expensive, i would assume). i have an 8mp 30D and it is MORE than enough for what I need it for. I've printed 11x14's from it, and they look great.

i also have a little $125 sony point-and-shoot to take with me when i don't want a bulky cam. but if forced to, i would get rid the little guy before my canon.

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