Best Camera/Video for New Parents?
February 18, 2011 8:02 AM Subscribe
Best camera/video device + software for new parents who want to take artistic photos of their baby?
Hello! We're pregnant with five months to go, and I'd like to use this time to get comfortable with a camera/video all-in-one so that we can take adorable pics when we want to of our baby! In our area (LA), newborn pics by a quality professional seem to range from $1K-$2K, so I figure that if I invest something around $2K-$2500 for a device + software for alterations, it will be well worth it!
Caveat that I hope won't really compromise quality: my SO insists that we get a camera that also has video so we only have one device to lug around.
We are also PC users (no Macs) if this matters. I am tech-savvy but rusty. Also, while I *could* learn to use a bunch of lenses, something more along the lines of grab, fiddle for 30 seconds, and go are more my speed (and expected free time).
I am not averse to buying secondhand or last year's model to save money, so if your recs are a year old or so, do let me know!
Please offer your best advice for devices, software, and props that you think will make things super cute and fun!