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New Camera

I just received a new camera – woohoo! I love my iPhone camera but it doesn’t work for all situations and my old Canon point and shoot is pretty useless. I have been driving my photography friends crazy the last few days because these were the parameters for my next ideal camera:
new camera
  • Takes professional grade photos
  • Fits into a clutch
  • Is as cheap as humanly possible

Olympus E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds Camera (I don’t know what any of that means)

Unfortunately, as was explained to me by several exasperated photography nerds, my demands were highly unreasonable.ย So of course in the end I had to compromise on all three of my requirements but I got my camera – an Olympus which is supposed to be in between a DSLR and point and shoot. Are you looking forward to the end of my reign of fuzzy photography terror? Hopefully I’ll have clearer photographs to share with you all soon but I suspect I’ll be a slow student… Which camera(s) do you all have?

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44 Comments

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    SIENA.STYLE
    April 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    taht is sthat is so cute!!!
    I have nikon D40
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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    Julie
    April 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I have a nikon d80. there is so much to learn about it, I'm still figuring it out 9 months later. practice makes perfect though.

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    Stephanie Shepherd
    April 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I'm a Nikon girl myself, I have the D90.

    eshebystephanie.blogspot.com

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    Make Mommy Chic
    April 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I have the canon rebel t2I which is an excellent camera however when I'm out and about I use my iPhone camera when i'm out and about. Can't wait to see your pics with the Olympus, it looks like an awesome camera!

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    Judith,
    April 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    nice camera!

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    Samantha
    April 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Congrats on the new camera!! I have the Canon Rebel T2I also but can barely use it! It's good for beginners apparently! I've been experimenting with it!

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    Julie and Lauren
    April 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Um, I know I should focus on the camera, but your ring is beautiful!!!!

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    Melissa
    April 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Ooh, great!! Excited to see how the pics turn out, let us know when you start using it! I'm actually on the hunt for a new camera, too–I've been using my parents' DSLR, and they are getting annoyed!

    I wanted the Nikon D3100 (I don't know what that means, either, but my photo friends drooled over it).

    That ones looks AWESOME though! Excited to see how it turns out!! And the chanel jacket analogy made me laugh ๐Ÿ™‚

    xxMelissa

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    xJOLE
    April 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I had the same thoughts when looking for a new camera! I ended up with a Panasonic GF1, which is a step up from a point and shoot but not quite a DSLR.

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    A Stylized Hysteria
    April 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I was *just* searching amazon for a new point-and-shoot. Mine is so pathetic and old. I use a Nikon D60 for blog photos but I'm desperate for something more portable.

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    Tangles
    April 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Ah I LOOOOOVE your ring! Love your new camera! I have an HP Photosmart camera. It was one of those Walmart Black Friday special for $88 about 6 yrs ago! Hubs lovingly went w/ me at 5 a.m. to get it. However, it is dying so I desparately need a new one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Corina
    April 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I need to buy I new one too, but I still looking for. Xoxo

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    Anya adores
    April 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I have loads of cameras(use them for work) – my fave is sony cybershot for easy, and a bigfat SLR from Canon for the more heavy stuff. Just found your blog and I love it – following you now – please come and see me sometimes, hopefully you'll like what I do and follow me too :O)
    A xx

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    H Rija
    April 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Love the camera!

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    Maggie
    April 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Such a nice camera!! Ho exciting!! I use a digital cannon myself.
    http://www.soyfrivolita.blogspot.com

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    amy b.s.
    April 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    i so need a new camera! i broke a tiny piece off my cannon and it costs more to fix it than a new camera (which is ridiculous!). i really want the canon rebel t21.

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    Yaya
    April 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I recently purchased my own little gem, the Canon Rebel T3i (18.1 megapixels O.O)

    and I'm SO GLAD that I finally bought it. It's slightly bulky, but I like how big it is, for easy point and shoot, I usually just pull out my phone anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers~

    http://www.atelier630.com

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    Lily
    April 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Looks really cool ! I just got a new Nikon that is in between a DSLR and a point and shoot as well !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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    alison*elle
    April 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I have a regular Canon point and shoot that I use for regular snapshots but my bf takes my outfit pictures with his Nikon D90. I try and use it sometimes but I don't know how. Photography eludes me! Looking forward to seeing some photos from you soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xo, alison*elle

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    Gina Michele
    April 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I have a Canon Rebel T1i. Seriously, I think it's one of the best things I've ever purchased. I LOVE it.
    I hope you enjoy your new camera!

    โ™ฅ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds

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    travelkate
    April 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I have a Nikon SLR, and I love it! Only problem is it's big and bulky so it limits what you can carry it in! You might get addicted to photography now that you have a great camera, watch out!

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    i love mochi
    April 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    what a wonderful camera! loving your blog =)

    http://ilovemochi.blogspot.com/

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    JENNY
    April 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    i know we're talking of cameras here.. but couldnt notice your ROCK!!!! LOVE IT! it's ginormous yea?! Would love to hear your proposal story!!

    http://albeitdotdotdot.blogspot.com

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    JenlovesBal
    April 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Congrats!! I'm still waiting on my back order for my Panasonic DMC-GF2 also a micro four thirds camera. I don't know any of the camera vocabulary.. but will hopefully learn when I get it. lol

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    Tarana
    April 22, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Ugh! The frustration of having a point and shoot camera. I am also in the market for a new camera, but can't decide what to get, but also, would rather spend my $$$ on clothes and bags! I am taking a photography class this summer and must have my camera before than. Let us know what you think of your new camera.

    http://www.dishesanddiamonds.com

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    Marissa
    April 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I am dying for a new camera as well! Hopefully I'll be taking better pictures here in the next few weeks too! xoxo Marissa

    http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

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    Anonymous
    April 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    i got a canon 450d and i like this one quite much, but now there are many more new cameras on the market.
    at the moment i'd like to have the canon 5d

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    City Girl Chicago
    April 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    what a pretty camera, what a gorgeous ring!

    xo

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    Katherine
    April 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you everybody for the kind comments! I am a photography n00b but will try my best. And thank you for the comments on my ring…! I'll do a blog post on the proposal one day ๐Ÿ™‚

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    alltumbledown
    April 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Your ring does look fantastic here! I use an old but good Powershot. I dream of a DSLR someday!

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    Thirteenlbs
    April 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I use a Nikon D3000. And yes. Your ring is wowza.

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    Lisa
    April 23, 2011 at 12:23 am

    yay for a new camera ๐Ÿ™‚

    your ring is gorgeous girl! even though i've been married for 2 years.. i still LOVE looking at people's e-rings and staring at mine for a better part of the day hahahaha.

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    kristin
    April 23, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Congrats on the new camera! How exciting! I just got a new one a couple of months ago. It's a nikon D3100. So far, I love it!

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    RosaLovesDC
    April 23, 2011 at 1:33 am

    SO excited for your new camera.
    I have a Canon T1i and I love it.

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    Stylepint
    April 23, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Fancy camera..ooOOh! I have two, a Nikon D90 DSLR and a 2 year old Canon point and shoot. I take the point and shoot with me everywhere, but my Nikon only for special outings. But now, you got me thinking about a tweener camera too…then I don't have to lug my SLR for the extra crisp shots. =)

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    Rike
    April 23, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Hey, I have a Nikon Coolpix L110, it isn't really professional but it looks like one :P!! It is so big and carrying it is a little annoying :P, hugs

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    Un peu altruiste
    April 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I am dying to get my hands on one! Still saving but for now im making do with a Sony Cybershot!

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    Emma
    April 24, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Is it a bridge camera? That's what they call ones that are in between a point and shoot and DSLR. I have a bridge camera too, it's perfect because it takes great quality photos, but it is alot easier to use than a DSLR!
    Hope you love using the camera ๐Ÿ™‚

    Emma x

    closetconfessionsofafashionaddict.blogspot.com

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    emilie
    April 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Oooh I'm drooling! I especially like that it's small enough to fit in your purse! I think that was the number one reason I went with a point and shoot. My boyfriend said (when I complain that I should have bought a better camera) that "the only good camera is the one you have with you!". So I'm cool with a camera that fits in my clutch for now!

    Emilie
    http://www.liveeatsmile.blogspot.com

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    thefashionableESQ
    April 25, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Olympus makes really great cameras! I have a Canon Ees Rebel T2i.

    http://www.TheFashionableESQ.blogspot.com

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    FleurLapin
    April 26, 2011 at 5:14 am

    I was seriously thinking about getting that camera before I decided that I should get better lens for my dslr instead. You have to do a review on how you like the camera!

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    Sydney
    April 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Ahhh late to this post but I have a micro four-thirds camera too (Panasonic GF1) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It takes such great pics and because it's so compact, I carry it w/ me everywhere. I honestly don't even use my DSLR anymore. I'm so excited to see more pics on your blog!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    kaegan
    November 22, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Love the camera.. but love the ring more!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    I am a new reader and enjoy your blog very much .. please keep writting… ๐Ÿ™‚

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