The Switch

After almost four years of shooting with a Canon Rebel XS I have switched over to Nikon and upgraded to a Nikon D7000 as my main shooter and a Nikon D3100 as my second shooter! This has been a huge adjustment because of all the differences but man am I having a blast learning and discovering all of the new settings and features!


I had a really hard time deciding between upgrading to a better Canon or switching over to Nikon. The Rebel was a wonderful starter camera and really helped me get my feet wet in the world of DSLR. It was also the tool that helped me capture memory after memory for both myself and others. So why not just keep the Rebel as my second shooter and upgrade my main shooter to the Canon 7D? Well it started when I got my hands on my photography partner’s Nikon D3100. The feel of it and sound of it won me over right away! I guess I was just meant to be a Nikon girl! But more than that, I do a lot of all day themed photography specials and the Nikon has 2 memory card slots and a longer battery life. Those two things are pretty important to me to make it through those days but also around the house when I want to grab the camera and catch a special moment between my kids without worrying if it’s charged or if the card is full from the last shoot I haven’t deleted yet. The D7000 also it has better image quality and color depth which is nice and it does better at night which is a huge plus. But most importantly for me, being a stay at home mom, the cost! Amazon has the Nikon D7000 with 18-105 mm lens for $999.95 while the Canon 7D is priced at $1,299.00 for the body only. It’s a really a good price for both cameras especially if you use Amazon Prime Free Shipping.

Now by no means am I a camera expert. In fact, I spent hours researching and comparing different cameras on and other sites and blogs before making any decisions or purchases. I have never shot with a Canon 7D so I have nothing of personal experience to go on as far as it’s pro or cons but I sure do love shooting with my Nikon D7000!


These were a few of my test shots with the Nikon D7000 using the 18-105 mm lens.

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