A Nikon Coolpix p7100 or the Canon G12

An advanced point-and-shoot camera (also referred to as a prosumer camera) to top up on my photographic arsenal – a  Canon 500D –  has been on my wishlist for over a year now. The steep learning curve with the DSLR camera has been a rewarding experience, but work and other commitments has me limited to an amateur photographer who gets to try photographic quips on seldom weekends; the AmazonBasics backpack, with the shoulder strap split at the seams a week after purchase, is also a reasonable load, and is a rather obtrusive addition to my work backpack on a work day. Additionally, the Canon Powershot G series or the Nikon Coolpix series always did seem like a wonderful backup/substitute for a DSLR kit – less obtrusive and easier to lug around.

Considering getting myself a DSLR

Courtesy Black Friday, and Canon’s incentive to do away with their stock (wink wink), Canon is running a $200 rebate when the camera is bought with the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens and a $150 rebate on Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras when bundled with its range of DSLRs.

I finally settled for the Canon EOS Rebel T1i (also known as Canon 500D) with kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens) should be a reasonable buy for an entry level DSLR enthusiast like me. The rebate programme that Canon is running bowled me over. Read More …