There's been a long-standing debate in the blogosphere as to whether or not you really need a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. Combining the single-lens reflex capability with a digital interface, photography pros around the world use DSLRs because the control and customization you get from a DSLR can't be beat. From shutter speed to aperture, a DSLR is literally an extension of your eye – you control everything. However, these days, point-and-shoot cameras (and even camera phones) have the ability to take quality photos with great resolution, that work well for blogs and digital photo albums.
For IFB, we use the Canon Rebel T3i, with a 50mm lens. With the right settings, even a novice can take gorgeous photographs with this lens and camera – no talented boyfriend required! We know many of you wonder about what kind of camera is best for bloggers, and if it's worth the investment to purchase a DSLR. While we can't peek into your bank account and tell you if it's a smart move financially, there's no doubt that if you're serious about blogging, love photography and want to step your game up with your images, a DSLR camera is a smart spend.
Here's our cheat sheet of bloggers & the DSLR cameras they use:
Emily, Cupcakes & Cashmere
- Nikon D700 with a telephoto lens, prime lens and wide angle lens.
Naomi, Rockstar Diaries
Laura, On The Racks
Maegan, …Love Maegan
Jessica, What I Wore
Lindsay, Saucy Glossie
- Canon Rebel with 50mm 1.4 lens
Anna, Tulip Louise
Meghan, Wit & Whimsy
- Canon T1i
Anabel, Blushing Ambition
- Nikon D5000 with 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX
Julia, Gal Meets Glam
Kristina, Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly
Taylor, Sterling Style
Tell us, what camera do you use? Do you think you need a DSLR to get the best photographs? Let us know your thoughts and recommendations in the comments!
image credit: Naomi for Refinery29, Emily & Kristina