I've been researching new cameras and my brain is on overload with all the possibilities out there. I have been using my little Samsung SL201 which just isn't doing the trick these days. Here is a link to one of the etsy forums where this has been discussed in depth: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6097297 I need a camera that will take clearer and brighter photos of my jewelry and prevent me from having to do so much photo editing. In a nutshell I have to decide whether it is worth it to go the expensive DSLR route or just find a very nice high end point and shoot with extra features. As a former high school photography teacher in the earlier days before digital... I have a love and interest in the fancier multi featured cameras. But I am a busy woman, and don't have as much time these days to be out shooting landscapes and closeups of butterflies! I am more interested in some family photos and great close ups of my jewelry.
So far, all the photographs on this blog have been taken with this little Samsung which is compact, but not producing the results I would like. I have posted a photo of one of my recent Etsy listings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23241377 and although I have tweaked it in "Picnik" (an online photo editing program), I am still not satisfied.