The time has come: all of you who rant about me doing a bit too much enabling during my Weekly Enabler Reports can rest assured that I’ve officially over-enabled myself. Planning the wedding, honeymoon and bachelorette has provided me with a wealth of opportunities to enable myself into a whole slew of new items – clothes, wedding-specific novelties and yes, a new camera.
I bought my Nikon D90 from Henry’s in 2010 and have been picking up lenses, flashes and other accessories for it ever since. When I started attending lots of blogger events in 2012, I purchased a small Sony point & shoot (that I love and adore) from them as well. With the honeymoon on the horizon, I knew I wanted a camera that was between the two – something that was portable yet powerful. I reached out to Henry’s Expert Ren Bostelaarfor for his advice on the best cameras for honeymooning and he was incredibly helpful. Here’s his advice and what I ended up purchasing!
Adventurous? Go Waterproof!
Even with all the options presented to me by Ren, I still hadn’t had my own Cinderella moment. I needed a camera that would be a nice in-between for my DSLR and a point and shoot: something extremely portable but that also took fantastic shots.
My new camera: Sony Alpha A5100
Oh, I’m so in love. You may have seen my first shots with the Sony Alpha A5100 when I shared snaps from my bridal shower a few weeks ago. They were so crisp and bright that numerous people thought the professional photos had already come in! Not the case. This camera is small but mighty.
What sold it for me: the flip-out screen for selfies (a life-saver for a honeymoon, in my opinion!) auto-focus video (time to vlog, perhaps?) and the retro look & feel of it. It’s a bit bigger than I would have wanted – it won’t fit in my smaller bags – but it’s definitely way more portable than my Nikon D90. My one gripe: the extremely audible shutter. Yikes. If you can get past that, the camera is pretty much perfect!
As you can see, the quality is pretty great and the colours are vibrant – exactly what I want in a camera! I also really love the option to send photos to your phone via wi-fi: expect lots of mega-crisp travel porn from the South of France in a few weeks time![line]
This post was not sponsored and I did not receive any discounts towards the purchase of my camera. I did get some awesome expert advice from one of Henry’s in-house experts, though, and am so grateful!