(Taken with my other camera, the rest of the images are with the DSLR)
I decided to pay the little bit extra and get the 500D because it has a really good mode on it perfect for beginners. It basically allows you to use the main functions of the camera in a simplified way to get some fantastic shots. This is ideal for me seeing as though I'm a complete novice and I'm going to Mexico in a couple of days. Realistically I wont know how to use it fully in that time, but this mode allows me to still take beautiful pictures and learn what the main functions of the camera are and what they do.
However, if you already know how to use the all singing all dancing DSLR's or have plenty of time to learn then the 1000D is a really great affordable option. I'm sure that it will have plenty of automatic modes on there too.
Another thing though that swung getting the 500D for me was that it has a HD Video recording function, which will come in really handy for Youtube, and you never know when you want to catch some impromptu footage!
Here are a couple of completely random pics I've already taken with it and played with in photoshop...
(Excuse me looking a little windswept - this is me just after finishing work lol)
It can be really overwhelming if you're looking for a DSLR, there are so many on the market and it can be really difficult trying to choose one if you are a complete newbie like me, everyone has different opinions, you dont know whats good, whats bad etc etc, but I can safely tell you that the 500D is fantastic and I'm sure that the 1000D will also be a great camera! They are also nowhere near as big as you may think they are, they look really big and bulky but in reality I think that they're not too big at all.
I got a couple of other bits too with the camera, namely a UV Filter, a nifty little remote, and a Gorrillapod. A Gorrillapod is basically a fancy tripod that you can hang on trees, around drainpipes you name it, apparently it won an award or something on the Gadget Show and is a great little thing to have! It even has a little spirit level to show you that your camera is level!
I'm so excited about my holiday, I cant even tell you! Its been over a year since our last holiday and I've always wanted to go to Mexico! We were originally a little bit dubious about going to Mexico at this time of year with it being the hurricane season, but we went to the Dominican Republic at a similar time and we literally had 30 minutes of rain. In that red hot heat, we were praying for rain lol!
Theres so many things we want to do over there, go Scuba Diving, visit Tulum, top up my tan (obviously!) go on a Catamaran trip to Cozumel, I just cant wait!
I will be taking LOADS of photos with my new camera and telling you all about it when I get back! I'm thinking about making a couple of cheeky purchases at duty free, I'm fancying a new perfume so I'd love it if you could tell me your favourite perfume in the comments!
I'm not sure whether or not I'll get chance to do another post before I go, we're getting picked up on Tuesday (24th) at 4.45am NOT looking forward to that part, and I've got lots to do before then making sure we're all packed and ready for action!
Its a 10 hour flight too so I'll be doing LOTS of reading. Oh yeah thats another thing, as well as your favourite perfume, please tell me your all time favourite book too, I read loads on holiday so I'll need some new material! I'll be spending the flight reading, watching movies, and listening to music.
Talking of music I bought these beaut's today. I've been lusting after some big headphones for a while and these Red Skull Candy Headphones satisfied that want perfectly. Thanks to all the girls on Twitter who helped me choose a colour; indecisive as ever I couldn't choose between the blue and the red, I'll stick the blue on my christmas list ;)
I'm currently listening to the Happy Songs Album and I LOVE it :)
So thats it from me for now I think I covered everything! I'll see you in a couple of weeks, dont forget to tell me your favourite book, and your favourite perfume in the comments!
ADIOS AMIGOS!! xxx