Canon T1i or Cheap Nikon?

Remember how excited I was when I bought my first DSLR camera, a Canon T1i? The honeymoon is over.

I know every good blogger is supposed to have a "real" camera, but honestly? Dragging that heavy DSLR camera around is a pain! And my camera, the Canon T1i, isn't even that bulky compared to some of the others. All those fancy options and features are complicated! Is point-and-shoot really that bad?

For our San Francisco vacation, I left the Canon at home and brought our old, pocket-sized Nikon. With the help of Picasa's free photo editing software, I was able to go from this:

Alcatraz, as seen from our Golden Gate Bay cruise.

To this:
 Post-Picasa. Not bad for a photo taken willy nilly!
(And even more 'not bad' if you click the photo to enlarge it!)
Fellow bloggers and photographers, would you ever trade in your DSLR camera for an old-school point and shoot camera? And, if so, which one would you recommend?

I'm tempted to sell my Canon to buy something fun, like an insanely (!%&*#) expensive Vitamix blender!


  1. I've been wanting a DSLR but Jon surprised me on our anniversary with a new point-and-shoot Nikon Cool Pix. It's a definite upgrade from my Canon Powershot I bought in 2005. I have to say, I really like the quality of the Nikon plus it's super easy to throw in my purse, it's just about the same size of the Canon. My favorite part is, the Nikon selects the best setting to take pictures so I don't have to play around with it! However, I still love all things Canon but I'm not as much of a brand-snob as I used to be. Good luck with whatever you decide!


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