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Russell pulled off a huge surprise for me this past Christmas by buying me my first ever dslr camera, something I've been wanting for years. Except he didn't quite get the dslr part right, which made for a very hilarious Christmas video (see Jodi's face go from shocked jubilee to confusion to, "oh honey... it was a good try!"). It's a family classic.

Anway, Russ told me to return my "almost a dslr" camera and pick the one I wanted, and me being the research nerd that I am, I immediately embarked on a very involved camera investigation with the help of my even-more-of-a-research-nerd little brother.

Jamin was the one who told me about the newest mirrorless cameras, a camera type I'd never heard of before. I was very sceptical at first but youtube and online reviews won me over (just like he promised they would), and a little over a week ago my new Sony a6000 finally arrived in the mail!

I am OBSESSED with it. Obbbsesssssed.

So, in case you are wondering, mirrorless cameras use new technology that removes the mirrors that make dslrs bulky, so they have the same (and even better) capabilities in a much more compact size. They still have interchangeable lenses, and with an adapter you can actually use your nikon or cannon ones. Sony is leading the pack right now in this technology and many professional photographers are switching over.

Not that I want to be a professional photographer. I just want to be able to take better pictures!

(my first picture... of course it had to be of my beloved vegemite ;)

(playing around outdoors)

I'm still in the very early stages of learning how to use it, but I'm just in love and can't stop talking about it... so in case you're curious, here are a couple of video links that helped me make my decision:

And my favorite... (it's kinda long but fun to watch  - I love weddings!)

Have you heard of mirrorless? Very few of my friends have... it's kind of fun to be on the front end of something new and pretty awesome! Merry Christmas to me! :)


  1. I would like a personal show and tell...and maybe "play" with your new gem.