Before Samantha was born, I looked for a carseat and stroller. This caused me such stress. I wanted to get the perfect ones. I didn't want to have buyer's remorse over something that I would be using everyday. I hated that feeling. I ended up buying what it was I bought, and I was happy with it. No big deal.
I have that feeling again and it's making me sick. I'm getting ready to buy a camera. A good one. In the past, I've asked around. I've asked what people like. I've gone back and forth. I decided: I'm just going with the Canon Rebel because I can get more for the $. But, as I searched today, I couldn't keep from looking at Nikons again. Truth is, I don't know what I should want in a camera. I'm uneducated in the way of the camera, and it's so frustrating. Whatever I read, I don't understand. And I'm looking to purchase this camera in the next few weeks. I want this camera Christmas morning.
Picking out a camera is more stressful than picking out my stroller. This is liking finding the right guy. I'm finding a hard time committing to a decision here. Rebel? Ok. But there are many different Rebels. Nikon? Ok. I know I like Nikons. And I found one that was a good price....but should I go with the Rebel instead?
What is the most important feature of a camera that I should be looking at? Do I want video? Will I regret not getting a camera with video on it? Down the road, will an extra $100-200 make a difference? Is it really ok to get a used or refurbished camera? Will I get an ulcer trying to decide all of this? And when it comes down to it, won't I just, most likely because I don't know anything about cameras, be happy with whatever I end up deciding on? Probably. But maybe not! These are the questions I'm dealing with these days.
I wish someone would just say, "Look Jen, just get the _______ because ______, ______, and ______. Oh, and by the way, here's $$$$ to purchase the camera."
I'm sure I'll figure it out. But I hate the process! I just need to relax and decide, right?