What DSLR Camera Is Right For Me?

What DSLR Camera Is Right For Me!

After you’ve been taking photos for a while, you may want to take your art to the next level and upgrade from your old point-and-shoot camera to a DSLR one. This opens a wide array of possibilities. There are so many manufacturers and models of DSLR cameras that it is almost impossible to make a thorough comparison. Only Nikon and Canon, the two main player on this market, have more than 10 models each. Fuji, Olympus, Sony and Samsung are also among the choices that could be right for you. However, if you don’t have a clear preference for a particular brand, you need to tackle the problem in another way. You need to start from the functions and facilities you want your camera to have. Otherwise, you may buy the most advanced professional DSLR and still take dull photos, simply because you have no idea how to use all those advanced settings and functions.

The first thing to consider is how advanced your photography knowledge is. If you don’t know too much, you might be better off with an entry level DSLR camera, as they have presets and buttons that may prove to be useful in many situations. It takes a lot of experience and many years of practice in order to be able to know which is the right exposure time, focal length and depth of field for various situations. If you are a beginner, it’s best to have these settings already done and grouped under special items in the menu of the camera.What DSLR Camera Is Right For Me

Some cameras have an LCD screen while others don’t. Professional photographers don’t care about the LCD screen, as they are used to look through the viewfinder to frame their photos. However, most compact cameras come with a screen, so you may be keen to have it on your new camera as well. These screens can also be fixed or tilting. If you like to take photos from a very low height, you could find a tilting screen very useful, especially if you don’t feel like laying down on the ground.

Your available budget is also one of the key factors that are going to influence your purchase. You need to take into account that you are going to need to buy accessories such as a tripod, an UV filter, a polarizing filter and perhaps a neutral density filter, to name only a few of the things that are going to make you spend more and more money as you progress in your art. You may find a great promotion for a certain camera body with a basic lens kit, so you may be tempted to buy it and save some money. However, if new lenses for this camera cost twice the lenses for another brand, you should know it, so that you can make an informed choice.

 

The biggest problem is that you won’t know from the start what other lenses you are going to need, especially if this is going to be your first DSLR camera ever. Only after using it for a while, it’s going to become obvious that you need a fixed focal length lens for your street photography passion. You may also realize you need a macro lens for taking close up photos of flowers and insects. You may also discover a big zoom would enable you capture animals in a safari experience. All these are situations that call for different features that can’t coexist in one single lens. This is why you need more than the basic kit. This is also why you have to consider your priorities and personal preferences before deciding which DSLR camera is right for you.

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BEST Entry Level DSLR 2015

Checking the Nikon D5500, in my opinion the best entry level DSLR for 2015. Let me know what you guys think in the comments below!

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