Compact point-and-shoot cameras are great cameras to use while digital scrapbooking. Because it is small, you can bring it with you everywhere, and you’ll have it with you when you’re ready to take those memorable yet everyday photos.
I’ve asked some of the Design House Decorators what they have to say about their point-and-shoot cameras. And I asked my parents, who use their point-and-shoot camera all the time. I think it’s interesting to see that many have both point-and-shoot cameras as well as more high-end digital SLR cameras, yet use their point-and-shoots more often because of their convenient size and shooting techniques.
Renee Fink says this about her Canon PowerShot:
“Honestly, most of my shots are made with my Canon PowerShot SD1200. It is an ultra compact little camera that I have with me EVERYWHERE. I think some of the key to photography for me is having a readily accessible camera – and switching to a compact camera that fits in my coat pocket enables me to capture those memories that would otherwise be lost.”
“I bought this little Canon right after Christmas when it was super cheap. It is actually about the size of my phone but takes really high resolution pics that are great for scrapping. Many (most?) of my P365 photos have been with this little Canon.”
Heather Guenther says:
“Is it horrible to say that I am hoping my “main” camera will be my new iphone 4 and my dslr will become more of a special event camera? I am looking forward to having it be a decent camera & hd video in something that I already try to carry everywhere I go.”
Point-and-shoots are great cameras & I so agree with your having whatever camera with you everywhere. That is a big key to good photography… having it with you & using it frequently no matter what you use to become familiar with it.”
Missy Backues says this about her Sony Cybershot:
“I have a Sony Cybershot H1. It’s not a DSLR but it does have additional programming features. My husband picked it out for my 40th birthday, so I really had to learn about its features after it was given to me. I love that I can get some really nice non-flash photos with it!! It does have the ability for additional lenses but we don’t have any of them.”
Jen Papadimitriou says this about her Fujifilm FinePix:
“I have a little compact Fujifilm Finepix. Probably the low end of what everyone here has! It’s my goal to one day own a really fancy one (and learn how to use it!), but frankly not in our budget right now.”
“I like that that my camera is small so it can fit easily in a purse, diaper bag, etc., and there is a setting on it that takes two pictures at the same time (one with flash/one without), so I don’t have to worry about ‘to flash or not to flash’ when I want a quick shot. ”
“It takes really clear pics outside and when we went to Hawaii 2 years ago the photos I got where surprisingly amazing! But not so wonderful inside sometimes. That is when I want to throw it out the window!”
“It’s a love/hate relationship.”
My parents use their Nikon Coolpix all the time. They live in California, and when they fly out to see us in Utah for family events, they bring their Nikon Coolpix. They have a digital SLR camera, but don’t really know how to use it and feel more comfortable with this compact point-and-shoot camera.
Your compact point-and-shoot camera is really an ideal camera for digital scrapbooking! So pack it in your purse, and bring it with you everywhere! You’ll be glad you did when you come home with great candid photos for scrapbooking.
This is the third in a series. To view the others:
- Choose your Digital Camera for Digital Scrapbooking
- Use your Cell Phone Camera for Scrapbooking – Choose your Digital Camera
- Use a Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera for Scrapbooking – Choose your Digital Camera
- Use an Entry-Level DSLR Camera for Scrapbooking – Choose your Digital Camera
- Use a Mid-Level DSLR Camera for Scrapbooking – Choose your Digital Camera