New DSLR Camera
A few weeks ago during our visit to Hong Kong, I bought my first DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera – a Canon EOS 1000D, also known as Rebel XS and Kiss F (in Japan). It is considered an entry level DSLR, perfect for a SLR novice like myself. My two older digital cameras are point-and-shoot cameras by Panasonic and Casio (both are still working).
Along with a camera bag, extra battery and lens filter, it also included a zoom lens (Canon EF-S 18-55 mm – f/3.5-f5/6) and conversion lens (Fujiyama 0.42x S7 Wide Lens) as pictured below.
I am really enjoying the camera. It is quite easy to use and the picture quality, especially in low light, is much improved compared to my old point-and-shoot camera. I am also trying to learn more about photography such as exposure, aperture, shutter speed, etc.
So far during our stay in Japan, I have taken a lot of pictures (86 photo albums on Facebook and counting!) – clearly, I am going for quantity instead of quality :-). Hopefully with this camera, if I can really learn to use it properly and technically, quality gets a little better.
Updated on 01/17/09: Both TokyoFive and InSendai, my fellow Japan bloggers, posted blog entries about Canon Kiss ads in Japan – thanks guys. I highly recommend their very interesting personal blogs about Japan.