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Bloggers Tech Top 6 Camera Wish List

Bloggers Tech Top 6 Camera Wish List

I would like to admit something, I’m a camera addict. If I could collect all the cameras around the world, then I will. Right now, I own 2 cameras but carrying an additional one (1) DSLR camera owned by my brother – who lets me borrow it because I’m using it for my work as an Ambassador. Still these cameras (for me) is not enough to have, I want more!

The thing with technology these days is that, every now and then there are more technologies released that are better, upgraded and more ideal for me to have. So I end up not buying the item that I want, and wait for the new one – which is really expensive.

So today, let me share with you the top 5 cameras that I’ve been dying to have but impossible to have – unless I’ll become a millionaire. Check out these photo and video cameras that I think you might like too:


I’m not sure in your country, but here in the Philippines GoPro is really in demand and a lot of people to put their hands on it but it’s just way too expensive that I could totally buy a new laptop. As you might now, there are a lot of tourist destinations here and we’re actually rich in terms of great locations. Having a small, compact and great quality camera will be really useful here.

As a travel blogger (too), the GoPro HERO will be really useful for me. I’ve been wanting to take photos and videos of myself, friends or family underwater (since this is a waterproof camera too). Plus being able to take quality photos in small and easy to hide camera will be really great. There are a lot of thieves here, it’s hard to take street photos with a DSLR which might end up getting robbed.

There are a lot of GoPro Hero cameras released already, any will do for me but the latest will be really great which is again expensive for me. So, I think at least the GoPro Hero 3 will do! Still expensive but hey, I’ll try to have this one day - It’s just that cameras are not on top of my must buy list. Check out this video comparison between the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition and the GoPro Hero 3 by RatedRR:

Samsung NX Mini

I believe the Samsung NX Mini is the latest camera released by Samsung that has WiFI and the feature I love most about it is that you can directly share all the photos you took to your smart phone, and that’s why they call it the smart camera.

It’s available in pink, white, black, mint green and brown. But if I’ll be able to buy one, I’ll surely buy the white one – I don’t know why but I like white and red ones, it’s decent and tough looking.

Check out their advertisement!

This camera will be really useful for me and the blog. It will be fast, easy and more fun for me on sharing the events, activities and capture every moment that I am at. Imagine how I’m in love with this camera. Check out this video review by Jims Review Room, if you want to go into details:

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

As I’ve mentioned, I really don’t have a DSLR camera that I really own and the Canon EOS Rebel T5i will be totally cool and ideal for me to have. With my part time job (as an Ambassador), blogger and as a person who loves taking photos, it will not only be a camera that I’ll have for fun but a camera that I can make a living – or help me with my job.

The DSLR camera that I am currently using is also a Canon, I’m pretty happy with Canon so far with the Canon 500D but then what I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t take videos. And that is why I have to carry an extra point and shoot camera that can take an HD video, which is my Sony Bloggie.

So anyway, if you’re looking for a DSLR camera for yourself then check out the Canon EOS Rebel T5i by TopLevelReviews and find out why I want to have it.

I believe that it’s a compact camera, not a professional camera but since I’m not planning to actually be a professional and that professional cameras are expensive, this DSLR camera will be great for my type.

Nikon 1 AW1

I’m an underwater camera lover, because I’ve been wanting to shoot underwater and that’s why I’m including the Nikon 1 AW1 on my wishlist. Why? Well, it has a professional DSLR look, it seem to take a decent video and photo and it’s shock proof (great for clumsy person like me), waterproof and dust proof.

Check out this video from Lexy Savvides of Cnet Australia who just throw it on the (errr.. somewhat kind of a) pond.

Canon Powershot D30

If I can’t have the GoPro Hero or Nikon 1 AW1, then the Canon Powershot D30 waterproof camera will be good for me. It seems it’s the waterproof camera with the deepest dive. And though I’m not a diver, I am planning to dive one day and having a camera that can go deeper with me and can stand it, then I’ll love to have the camera!

Here’s a video for the Canon Powershot D30 explained by Paxtons Camera Video Digital and showing off the camera. The video and photo seems to be decent enough, let me know what you think:

Panasonic HC-X920

The Panasonic HC-X920 is actually a camcorder, and if you were able to visit my travel blog I do shoot videos of places (mostly hotels) that I’ve been. I only have few videos on my YouTube account and that’s because it was just on the year 2013 that I have my first video cameras, or let’s just say my Sony camcorder and Sony Bloggie.

Interested? Check out this video camera test by Geoff Dean for the Panasonic HC-X920.

It's really clean, clear and the video looks so professional which is great for my blog.

But let's be realistic here, these cameras are way too expensive for me. I could only afford a camera around $500 and I have to save more than I am doing now which makes it impossible for me to get one. But, with the help of blogging and getting more projects online hopefully I'll be able to get my own DSLR camera. As of now, I'm juggling between these two (2):

Canon EOS Rebel T3

It's the cheapest DSLR camera of Canon, I believe it's also called the Canon EOS 1100 for other countries. It's a lot similar to the current camera that I am using and borrowing from my brother, which is the Canon EOS 450 but this one (the 1100) got the capability of taking HD videos - which is great.

What I love most is that it comes in red. I don't know what's with red, it is really attractive for me. The Bloggers Tech blog is red, my Son Vaio laptop was red and now this one too. And oh, check out this Canon 11000 or the Canon EOS Rebel T3 review by fellow Asian DigitalRev:

Nikon D5100

I believe as (now) a travel blogger and a wanna be travel photographer, having an ideal camera for a traveler is ideal for me. Light weight, easy to use and lots of functions and useful is superb! And that's how I found the Nikon D5100, it made me drool!

I was searching for the best camera for me and for the Nikon's side, I believe it's the Nikon D5100. Why, well I know I might be fooled and can be fooled but it's all because of this video (that I believe created by Nikon) wherein it showcases some best functions and features of the camera that will be great for me. Check this out!

I don't know what's with me and the stuff in red, the Bloggers Tech blog is red, my Sony Viao laptop was red, and these 2 cameras comes in red. Wooohoo!

If you notice, there’s no Sony camera on my wish list. That’s because I don’t like buying Sony products anymore, because I bought their Sony Vaio laptop and it just lasted less than a year and now my sister don’t want to give or buy me anything anymore. Blaming me for the quality, but I do admit that I do overuse my gadgets, especially the things that is really useful for me but most of the laptops I had lasted years and not months. So now, I’m avoiding on buying Sony product. Well, unless it’s a gift (LOL).

Still the Sony cameras I have are doing great so far, the Bloggie is okay and after a year of using it I’ll hopefully be able to share with you at least a short review. Hopefully, one day I’ll be able to find ways to get an opportunity to get the latest cameras to be able to give you guys my personal review (since the videos above are not mine) but most likely I have to buy it myself.

I hope you enjoyed my picks for the top photo and video cameras on my wish list. I’ll try to make another wish list for mobile phones, hopefully soon here in Bloggers Tech blog.

About the Author

Gay Aida Dumaguing

is a 27 years old Filipina from the Cebu, Philippines. A graduate of B.S. Information Technology from a well-known University, now a SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Expert who serves businesses, entrepreneurs and bloggers from around the globe. She's also the blogger of Exotic Philippines, a blog that promotes the Philippine tourism.

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