In anticipation of my upcoming trip to Iceland, I've been thinking about which camera to bring with me. This is because Iceland is supposed to be an awesome place for landscape photography.
I currently have two cameras: a pocket-size Canon digital elph and a Nikon N70 35mm SLR. The Canon is very portable, but it only has 2 megapixels of resolution. It might not be good enough to capture the beauty Iceland's stunning vistas (haha). The Nikon, on the other hand, takes fantastic pictures, but it is quite a bit more cumbersome to lug around. And the fact that it's a film camera means extra hoops to jump through before I can look at the pictures.
So, gradually, and reluctantly, I came to a decision. It's time to take the plunge. Get with the program. Go with the flow. The tipping point has tipped. It is time to go all-digital.
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
I want image quality AND convenience. Plus instant feedback. And near-unlimited shooting capacity on trips. Plus (up-front expenses notwithstanding), digital will be much cheaper in the long run because I wouldn't have to buy film, pay for processing, and pay for scanning should I want the pictures in electronic form. Digital photography has come of age, and I am saying goodbye to my trusty film SLR.
I decided to get a digital SLR. Am still wishy-washy about what particular camera I want, but I am leaning towards the Nikon D70s:
It has all the bells and whistles required to excite a gadget freak like me, and it has gotten excellent reviews from all the reviewers who matter. The only downside is the price.
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