Looking For The One….

Despite being obsessed with taking lots of  photographs, I am not a professional photographer, and on the grand scheme of things I’d rate myself as an amateur when it comes to the detail and science behind advanced photography and related equipment.

I have a digital SLR and a small pocket sized compact as my main ‘go-to’ cameras. These have been loyal to me for more years than I care to mention, and have produced photographs that I absolutely adore.

However, I have come to realise just how much additional bulk and weight I carry around with me (on holiday etc) with the cameras and lenses I have at the moment.

Lens 1: 14-42mm

Lens 2: 45-150mm 

Pocket compact: 4.7-23.5mm

Canon SLR CameraLumix Lense 2Lumix LenseOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

What I would really like, is one of two things:

  1. Ideally a compact camera that does not require bulky lenses, but with the same lens capability of the two lenses I currently have.
  2. An SLR with the combined lens capability of the lenses I currently have.

The first option would be preferable to keep weight and bulk down.

I’ve also been coming across a lot of mentions about ‘mirror less’ cameras….

I’m never going to be a ‘light traveller’ until I sort this out!

Any tips or recommendations would be much appreciated…..

I found a few possible contenders to save up for, but would like to keep costs as low as possible, though sometimes you only get what you pay for:


Decisions, dilemmas, deliberations and a headache, the joys of camera shopping!







8 thoughts on “Looking For The One….

    1. Cherryl

      I think I’m going to go for the Nikon Coolpix A900 – zoom and focal length are my main selling points and I think this one ticks my boxes…..hoping to make a decision and purchase by then end of the month!! Decisions decisions 😊📷


  1. wheresjwo

    Looking for cameras is always difficult. I am not techie but I have always loved Canon. I just bought my boyfriend the Powershot SX620. I own two older versions of the Powershot with no complaints. Can’t wait to see what you get.

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    1. Cherryl

      Thanks, I’ll have a look at that. Arrgghh, this is so much harder than buying shoes lol!! There are just so many types to choose from and then I recently started coming across a lot of positive mentions about ‘mirrorless’ cameras – that seem to be the latest ‘in thing’ – anyway, I think I’m going to really take my time shopping around for this one 😊📷


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