I’ve got a new camera! It’s a Canon 550D and I’m already really really pleased with it. I’ve been looking at getting another camera for a while now but after filming on my handycam at Christmas for my documentary and it coming out grainy, the decision to buy one was a lot easier. I was thinking about buying it secondhand from a friend however in the end that didn’t work out and after doing a bit of research on the prices I decided to just go for it anyway. After all, when I leave university in a few months I’m not going to be able to borrow any equipment from them anymore so it’s really going to benefit me in the long run. It might have cost a bit now but I’d rather spend my money on something I need and that will help me in the long run. It’s not a 5D (that was far too expensive for my budget!) but it will definitely do me for now and I am really happy that I took the plunge and bought it. Now I’m just looking forward to using it and buying lots of little filters and lenses for it.
The quality of the photographs and footage the 550D records is incredible and can be in 1080 HD, which now means that I can film my journalism documentary with it along with other Creative Industries projects as well. I do already have a DSLR camera, a 20D, that I was given for Christmas last year, which is really good for photography but it doesn’t film so this is really going to help with that. Some of the photographs I take I will put in the ‘Photography’ section under ‘My Work’ so you can take a look for yourselves. Hope you like them!