Being frugal and thrifty doesn’t have to mean being cheap. I admit, there are times I run that fine line in between. For the longest time, I was fine with my 3.2 megapixel cell phone camera. I am not one to take many pictures. However, I often want a picture for a blog post and it proves difficult. I either have to have permission or find a free picture (which can take up a lot of time and effort) or use my own. My own pictures have been pretty pathetic and lack quality.
I kept talking myself out of spending money on a camera until I lost out on a fairly large blog deal because of my lack of pictures. I finally decided it was time to spend the money on a camera. However, I also wanted to be smart about it. I knew a point and shoot would serve me well. I don’t plan on becoming a professional. I decided to be open to any camera under $200, but told myself go for quality!
After hours of research, I decided on the Nikon S3300 (16MP and 6x zoom). I remained true to my thrifty/frugal self and found the best deal on it. After weighing in discounts and bundles, I ended up purchasing it from Amazon (some credit I had on my account sealed the deal). I managed to get a bundle that included the camera, case, and an 8gb SD card for $101.00. I have taken a couple of personal pictures and the quality is MUCH better than the cell phone. I can’t wait to take some pictures this weekend to use for an upcoming blog post. This is a purchase that will pay off. Remember, being thrifty doesn’t mean you have to be cheap!