Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
20 somethings cant possibly know how to work an expensive camera? I dont understand why something is pretentious if its something that average party goer wouldnt bring with them.
House party pics use your cell phone, but if you enjoy photography I see nothing wrong with a DSLR.
i never said that a 20 something can't operate a camera.
i was operating under the assumption that as a young 20 something you want to have something thats affordable and you'll get a ton of usage out of it, and can produce really nice results.
but most importantly you can bring with you where ever, throw into your bag/pocket, and head out and just have fun. (its a total drag sometimes to be the guy with the huge SLR when out with friends).
well its just fun to bring around a small non obtrusive camera that can actually take nice pics, especially in a party setting. the dslr actually can be a detriment because flashing the large slr and bringing the camera up to your eye makes people camera shy. but the small semi pro cameras can just take pics.
dslr will always be a the photographers' weapon. but a young 20 something.... on vacation/at the beach/road tripping/partying/ can use a semi pro compact, actually learn about photography in the process, and just have fun shooting without the huge slr.