Upgrading to an SLR. Perhaps.

So I’ve been playing with my new camera, a 35mm Canon SLR. I rather like it.

For me, film will never win over digital for convenience, but I’ve enjoyed using the SLR so much that I’m strongly considering upgrading my Fuji Finepix S9600 to a digital SLR. Cost aside, there are several disadvantages in upgrading, believe it or not.

Pros Cons
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • Larger sensor
  • Lower noise
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Optical viewfinder [1]
  • Inability to use the LCD for taking photos [2]

[1] It’s handy to have information in an OSD
[2] The S9600 has a really handy flip-out LCD for those awkward shots

So it looks like buying a digital SLR will bring me higher quality photos, albeit at a cost of convenience. Hmm. I’ll have to consider this carefully.

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  1. […] Back in September 2009, I was given a 35mm SLR camera – a Canon AE-1 Program. I loved it, it was fantastic to use, and I wrote a blog post about the possibility of upgrading to a DSLR. […]

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