What do we make of “ Cam”!

The very first word that jumped to my mind was camera! I was thinking of buying a proper camera, a big one with zoom lenses and other accessories. But I don’t want it to sit in my drawer with the tiny Sony camera I already have and have used very seldomly.

The problem with buying an expensive camera is that you should use it otherwise you’ll feel guilty whenever you see it or think about it. But since most of us have a camera available on our phones, we never remember to take the big bulky camera with us when we go out and where an opportunity to take wonderful pictures may arise.

So the question of buying a camera is still on the table. It could be my birthday gift. But will I use it enough to do justice to all the money spent on it? And besides I am not an expert photographer even with the easy option of phone camera!

Any ideas or advice?

Written for Linda’s SoCS prompt, where she asked us;

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cam.”Find a word that contains “cam” or use it as is. Enjoy!



34 thoughts on “What do we make of “ Cam”!

  1. Buy a really good phone camera as you can always have it with you. I rarely use my expensive camera since I bought my iPhone pro max which I am never without since it fits in the tiny purse I limit myself to, or my pocket..

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  2. I had thoughts about buying a professional camera, but I don’t know how often I would use it. It’s so easy to put the cell phone in my pocket or purse and it takes pretty nice pictures as is. I think a professional camera is good if you plan to take classes and intentionally go out to take photos with it.

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  3. I too thought once about getting a high end camera. I read an article somewhere which suggested that a good iphone does a pretty good job of photography and ease of use is way better than most upscale cameras. Just my two cents🙂

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    1. Thanks Suzette! I was just checking out the prices of both. The new camera is 1/4 th the price of a new phone. But it’s bulkier and would probably remain at home when I need it outside.


  4. I would love to have a nice digital camera, but they are expensive. Most every photo I take is with my phone, but there are things you just cannot do with a phone camera. If you do not use the advanced features, a phone might be all you need.

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      1. Long exposures would be thinks like photographing water, to get a “flowing” effect, or astronomy. Fast would be sport, say. If you might do any of those things, then it’s wise. If you’re just out to take snaps… expensive.

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  5. I used to have a nice SLR camera and have debated having a DSLR but cannot justify the price as of yet. I really want the control of a manual focus to see what I want the viewer to see… but for now I just use my phone camera. I do think I would need a refresher course in camera settings if I take the plunge. Good luck on your decision, it is not an easy one when so much money is involved.

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  6. I take my camera everywhere, I hardly take photos on my phone but I think that’s because I’ve had it since I was a teenager. I grew up using a camera, so it’s what I always use

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