This weekend I finally bought a new DSLR. My beloved Nikon D40 is past it’s best and was bottom of the market when I did get it all those years ago. Despite having shown an interest in photography since I was a little girl, the first time I was able to play with it was when I was 18 and got my first digital (point and shoot) camera. Prior to that, photos had to be of people or things because of the price of film. My interest quickly moved from photos of friends and photographs for memories into creative photography. A couple of years later, I got my D40 and its been with me ever since. But its showing it’s age. Its from a time where 5 megapixels was amazing and whilst it does take great photos still, I felt it was time to upgrade.
So I’ve got the Nikon D5500, mostly because of its articulated live view screen. I’m hoping this will allow me to keep taking the photos I want despite my reduced mobility and inability to sit on the floor any more. I took it out for an autumn roll around the park to test it out and I’m pretty pleased so far!