|Nikon D3000 - great for shooting kids|
We really started to realize how many shots we were missing when my now 3 year old daughter started moving and grooving around the age of 1. So with her and our five year anniversary trip to Hawaii in the back of our minds - we decided it might be time to look into a better digital camera. We wanted a digital camera that could snap pictures almost instantly to avoid that dreaded delay. We settled on the fact that we wanted a DSLR - a beginner level SLR - in layman's terms 'one of those big cameras with the lenses.'
|Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS|
Since I only have the Nikon D3000 I can only speak to that - but it did take a little getting used to. For one thing you have to look into the eye hole to take the picture - a live view preview does not appear on the view finder screen. Also, it does not take videos like my little Canon Elph does. It also has a 'guide' setting which allows you to basically input the type of setting, lighting and situation you are in to get the right settings. Admittedly, however, I rarely use this because by the time I set the thing up that money shot I was talking about is well past.
Here are some of my favorite pictures and why I think the Nikon D3000 is one of the best digital cameras for kids. I included a variety of situations - including outside, nighttime, action, and inside and you can see the pictures came out great!
What type of camera are you using to document your kids' lives?
|My son's in focus, not the background|
|Nightime outside - night setting|
|Inside - but not washed out|
|On 'kids' setting the D3000 captures the action without being blurry|