Favorite Camera Brand and Model?

I’ve asked, and have been asked, this question a few times.  Normally I’m not a “brand person.”  I don’t stick with something just because of the name on the package.  I research extensively and make my decision based on my needs at the time.

That being said, I have been known to lean toward Sony cameras.  I started out in the digital world with a Minolta digital camera years ago and as many know, Minolta was bought by Sony.  So the switch from Minolta to Sony was pretty seamless.  I liked the trusty Minolta I had, then my father made a trade with me.  He bought a Sony A100 and traded it to me for my old Minolta which he was more familiar with.  Since then, each camera I bought happened to be in the Sony family.

Now, like I said, I’m not a “brand person.”  I’m not biased against other camera brands (except maybe Fuji but that’s because I’ve handled a few and dislike the way they function and the quality of images they produce, plus that‘s the brand my father uses and we always had this little “who has the better camera“ competition going on).  Some people swear by one brand while, of course, others swear by another.  I say, if it works for you, stellar.

I’m actually in the market for a new camera again (my much loved Sony HX1 is getting on in years so I think I should give him a break!) and I’m interested in trying a new brand.

What would you recommend?  Do you have a favorite camera brand and model?  If so, what is it and why do you like it so much?

Until next time…

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~A.M.

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