This started as a facebook comment thread over a picture from Photography Tips which has the picture of the same object taken from 4 different lenses to show how they differ in the capture. It is a wonderful pic 🙂

In the comment thread, I had wished if  Hitchy, IHM, and Shail di could have a blog about the cameras and equipment they use. The idea was that photography newbies like me and others can see the different stuff these guys use. I have been capturing photos on the family camera ever since I was 14 or something, but I am not any good with the technicalities and details of it.

I have two cameras: my Nikon L110, and Samsung Galaxy Ace. Since my Nikon is in a different city as I have lent it to someone to use I am posting pics of my room mate’s Nikon L110. Yes, both of us have the same camera and gear, so it should suffice.

Presenting the Nikon L110:

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I got this for myself in December 2009 (I think). Its specifications are:

  • 12.1 Mega Pixels
  • 15 X Optical Zoom
  • NIKKOR 35mm equivalent lens
  • HD recording
  • 108.9 X 74.3 X 78.1 mm physical dimensions
  • weighs about 406 gms

Overall I find this to be a wonderful camera, and takes good pics in low light as well. The only catch is that although it has VR, it is very sensitive. If I don’t have very steady hands the images can turn out to a little blurry. However, if I keep the flash on with its flap on, the blur doesn’t come in. I use this camera for occasions like family/friends gathering or trips.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace:

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I got this in August 2011. Its specifications are:

  • 5 Mega Pixels
  • 112.4 X 59.9 X 11.5 mm physical dimensions
  • weighs about 113 gms

This is my primary camera. Now now, don’t look at the screen like that. It’s a phone, I know. It is also a Camera-Phone. Since I carry it on me most of the times, I use it to take my general day to day pictures. As you can see the screen has two large cracks on it. It still functions as smooth as new. I plan to replace it with a Galaxy S duos some time soon.

The one I want: Nikon D3200 SLR:

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So, I am getting ahead of myself a little and would like to add this little drool and lust worthy camera. Since I am saving up for other things, I am not rich enough to buy this. I have linked its flipkart page to the title, so if some one is feeling generous enough they can gift it to me 😛

Please, if you wish do blog about your camera and equipment as well.

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8 thoughts on “The cameras that I use

  1. Loved reading your list. DO you get the blur even when you use it on auto? DO you have the option of Auto with Flash switched off? That is what I use when I want auto and no flash.

    It’s a good idea to share what we are planning to buy too… in my case I have just finished buying long planned lens and camera.

    I too should have included my Galaxy SII, which I do use very often!!

    1. The blur comes only in scene modes and auto modes just not easy smart auto.

      I do have the option of auto with flash off, but flash on makes it more less responsive.

  2. This is good stuff. Photography seems to be a part of popular culture now. Sadly, I don’t understand much. Hope to change that sometime.

  3. beautiful and insighful post. I am an amateur and most of the time my pictures go wrong since I have the habit of shaking the hands too much..it becomes blurred. But, I love pics and I most use my HTC One X phone, I pad and my simple si camera that has I think eight MP.

    Cheers
    Vishal
    http://www.vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com

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