It goes without saying; photography is one of the main parts of blogging. Aside from content and design, I will rarely follow a blog if it doesn't have good, clear photography and I don't think I am alone on this! Back in late November 2014, I purchased my first and current DSLR, the Canon EOS 100D and I have to say I think I am in love. In case some of you readers were considering purchasing your own DSLR, I thought I would give you a little review of mine so you can review your options.
I purchased mine from Currys in part of a deal which included two lenses, a free Velbon tripod and a deluxe Canon camera bag for about £400. At the time, it was the best deal out there but it is worth taking a look around the internet for some other deals or cheaper prices. It was nearing Christmas when I bought my DSLR, and that can dramatically change the price of cameras, but at the time of this post you can buy the camera alone for around £350.
I really like the fact that the shape of it, although small, is really easy to grip and handle without causing any strain on your hands. I carry this around for hours sometimes, and it doesn't feel heavy or awkward to hold.
Finally, I love the fact that even though the DSLR has downsized the quality of the photos certainly hasn't! I read somewhere that the quality is the same as other Canons which are much bigger than the 100D, so that is really important to me.
Another issue which I don't find a big problem is that if you were using auto-focus while in video mode, the focus is quite loud and annoying! However, if you set the focus yourself then this problem is resolved, even if you do have to check that the subject is in focus every so often.
The last issue I had is the fact that most of the instructions came on a CD, which may suit lazy people like me sometimes, when it comes to instructions I prefer to have a hard copy in my hands. This is personal preference, so for some people this could be a pro!
I personally love this DSLR, and it is a great starter camera for anyone looking into photography. Sure, in a few years I may upgrade but for now I love learning new features and tips to improve my photographs currently. I also hope you enjoyed this style of review, and perhaps you would like to see more?
Do you like the Canon EOS 100D?