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Canon EOS 1100D DSLR

Sunday 6 January 2013
Say hello to my new baby. My very first proper camera.
On Christmas day, it may come as a bit of a shock, but I didn’t receive any presents. It was OK, I honestly didn’t really mind, I just enjoyed watching everyone else open theirs, plus the opening of presents lasts for such a short time in our house, then the real event happens- the food! It was a little bit awkward every time someone asked me what I got and I said nothing... it made me sound like I was so deprived! I’m defiantly not though, it was only because I was hoping for a DSLR camera, but I only came home the Saturday before Christmas so hadn’t got a chance to go shopping for one.
I love taking photos, I’m known for whipping out my camera and just wanting to capture every moment, whether that be a family event or simple something that looks pretty. Yet I have actually been using my other baby, my Samsung Galaxy S3 for my photos, and all the ones on my blog are taken with my phone. I don’t think they’re too bad for a phone, but I defiantly wanted to actually have a proper camera.

So when my parents agreed that they would get me one for Christmas, well I couldn’t have been more grateful! After talking through my needs with the lovely man in Jessop’s, I bought the Canon EOS 1100D.
It’s known for being a great camera for beginners, who are just learning photography, and that’s what I am. I’m planning on taking some photography courses, and develop for a happy snapper to more of a photographer this year- call it my new year’s resolution if you will.
It comes with features such as:
  • 12-megapixel
  • ISO 100-6400 sensitivity
  • Wide-area 9-point AF system
  • 63-zone iFCL exposure metering
  • 3 frame continuous shooting
I also bought the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II interchangeable lens that’s suitable for portrait taking.
While I’m still getting used to it and experimenting with the different settings, I love it already. I can't really give a review or recommend it, as its so new, but in a few months, I'll give an update.
So watch this space for some of my photos.


  1. Would love to see some snaps taken with this! I definetely need a new camera but I'm a noob too :( photography is something I'd really love to get into.

    What a lovely gift! Hope you had a great christmas x

  2. wow congrats on the new camera - this is so awesome I can't wait to see your new shots!
    would you like to follow each other?

  3. Wow, that's really funny, I just got the same camera haha I'm not kidding, and I love it, but I'm still learning like you :)


  4. Enjoy! Can't wait to see some pics up on your blog taken with this lovely new purchase :)

  5. You take amazing pictures and I'm sure your new camera will help you take even more!

    I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you would like to do it, you can check out my post on it where I've nominated your blog!


  6. My friend just bought that lens and she is really loving it for her OOTD posts!

    I just got my first camera and it was also a Canon, I definitely think they are the best brand to go with!