When I bought my Canon PowerShot digital camera there where certain features I wanted for jewelry photography. This little camera is fun and easy to use and I’m happy I bought it. It came down to the Canon PowerShot A700 and the Canon Digital Rebel XT.
The Rebel XT is an SLR camera. An SLR (single-lens reflex) allows you to look through the viewfinder and see exactly what you’re looking at and what the image will look like. And the Rebel XT has a manual focus. With a manual focus you control the focus, not the camera. My Canon PowerShot does not have manual focus but I’ve found that I can pretty much get the picture I want.
I decided to buy the Canon PowerShot digital camera over the Rebel XT because of price. If you shop around you will see what I mean. They come out with so many new camera models so fast it makes my head spin. If you can afford the Rebel XT go for it, it’s a great camera too.
Let me tell you a little bit about my digital camera and the features that I think you need for macro photography.
little digital camera has many more features but these are the ones I
was interested in. The camera menus are easy and intuitive to use. After
a couple of times in and out of the menus it’s a snap to adjust the
settings. The buttons are big enough to use yet the camera is small
enough that you can take it on vacation.