We've had the same camera since we got married nearly six years ago. The Cannon Elf Power Shot has done us well all these years but I notice that the pictures aren't great quality when printed out and since I'm scrapbooking I'd like to have nicer pictures. Not to mention our batteries would last about 5 minutes before dying. Who else hates the wait time for the camera to actually take the picture after pushing the button? We've been a little frustrated with our camera lately.
We threw out the idea that we should get a nice camera for ourselves for Christmas. Eric researched online for a high quality non-professional cameras that would give us better pictures. We emailed a good friend that has a great Cannon for her suggestions and lead us to look between a Nikon D40 and Cannon Rebel. Eric found the reviews very favorable with the Nikon so we went to the store to check them out to make sure we like the way either of them felt and make sure they weren't obscenely big to carry around. I instantly liked the way the Nikon felt in my hands versus the Cannon so my vote was for the Nikon. So, Eric found a great deal on Amazon and purchased it. We figured we needed to figure out how to use it before Christmas. We got it last week and have taken a few pictures to play around. I don't know how to do anything but manual at the moment.
Here are a few pictures we've taken with the new camera
At a birthday party