When the husband met me nearly 11 years ago, I was happily documenting college life with disposable cameras. I longed for a real camera, so when the husband gifted me one, it was one of the sweetest and most thoughtful gifts. It has served us well, but one of the things we decided we would need for Baby J's debut is an updated camera. However, I've taken my time with this project because researching cameras is a bit overwhelming to me. I find photography interesting, but when I read reviews about how this person took a six week class in order to understand the camera, it just makes me feel tired. Baby J is going to be here in less than six weeks, so I need something a little more user-friendly. With that said, we still need to find a decent camera to have on hand to photography Baby J, so I have started to do a little browsing.
From just some casual searching, it seems that there is a big debate between Canon and Nikon. A few bloggers I read have the Canon EOS Rebel T5 and they seem to like it.
The Nikon D3300 also got really good reviews too, and in some ways I think might be superior. However, as I mentioned before, I'm not a serious photographer, so I think this camera would be wasted on me.