Tomorrow I head off to Disney World with my 9-year old daughter. This trip will be a first for the both of us. I am super excited and so is she. I’ve read a lot and seen a lot regarding Disney World but it’s not the same as being there. This whole experience is completely new to me and I have no idea what to expect.
I want to both enjoy the first time experience but also preserve these special memories. I have decided to take a camera along but I am now faced with a serious dilemma: do I take along the bulky Nikon D90 with a lens or two (and include my S600 flash) or should I take my Canon Powershot G12?
Both cameras perform excellently and are obviously suited for both general and specific photographic situations. This destination is one of the most ideal reasons why I purchased my DSLR in the first place. I’ve taken my D90 during my business-related travels and abroad to Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and France. The pictures from those trips were fantastic and I had a great time taking them. The wide angle lens is perfect for scenic or architectural shots while my 55mm-200mm lens is great for zooming in on people, wildlife and buildings.
My G12 is a relatively new camera in my arsenal. It’s compact enough to put in a large pocket and it takes excellent pictures (I reviewed the G12 in a previous post). It has a great ISO range, good low-light performance, and the videos it takes are really crisp and clear. The convenience of it and all it’s great features in such a small form factor really trumps my DSLR. This camera truly is a photographer’s “backup” camera.
Still, I am left wondering which one to take. I will have to make up my mind fast as the day is fast approaching!