Based on recommendations by ActiveRainers like Jeff Turner, Mike Stankewich, Frank Llosa back in 2007, just about every real estate picture and virtual tour I have successfully produced over the last 3 years in my Home Staging business (check my ActiveRain profile, too) has been shot with my trusty Kodak V570 point and shoot digital camera with its wonderful wide angle lens, but... lately, I've been asked to step up my game, photographically speaking. Help.
I looked into a Nikon D90, but was aghast at the price, over $1000 to start!
I was recommended by the salesman to look at the Nikon D3100, about $600, but $1500 w a lens.
My husband's best friend just got the new? Nikon D7000 for $1500, some shady deal in NYC, I think.
Some research led me to a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black), about $300 on Amazon.
I may be a great professional home stager, but I'm admittedly an amateur photographer, so a point and shoot is pretty much my speed. I just want to show my beautiful houses off very well in pictures to help my clients sell and to entice new clients.
Please give me your thoughts if you will. I'd really appreciate them.