Photography is becoming more and more popular these days as picture taking is slowly becoming easier. So, how does one go about choosing a new camera to get started in photography? In this post, I highlight some of the considerations to make when looking to purchase a new camera.
One of the major things to consider when buying a new camera is the price. Cameras nowadays can vary from around $400 to $4,000 for a DSLR. I recommend starting off with at a lower price myself but if you can afford a higher price camera it might be a better option for you depending on the features you are looking for. One of the reasons why going with a cheaper camera might be better for you is, you can get used to using a DSLR and determine how much you like photography without spending a whole lot of money. Plus, going with a cheaper DSLR will allow you to have money left over for lenses and other accessories. Although, one of the many tradeoffs of a cheaper DSLR is that you typically get fewer MPs and fewer features.
Another thing to consider when buy a new camera is how are you going to be displaying your photos. Are you going to be putting them on the web in a small size, or are you going to be printing them out fairly large? If you are going to be only using your photos on the web then you might be able to get away with using a camera with fewer megapixels which are generally a lot cheaper. However, if you plan on printing them out to be really huge then you might want to spend some more money to get those extra pixels.
Maybe one of the most important considerations to make when choosing a new camera is, do you want a point-and-shoot camera or a DSLR. The difference with a point and shoot is that you only get one lens and usually only automatic focusing which can be a pain if you are shooting from a far distance or up-close macro shots. Also, point and shoot cameras generally have a smaller sensor which can sometimes make for less quality images. However having said that, point and shoots do have their purposes and are great for general photography, but if you are serious about photography, then I would suggest getting a DSLR.
Lastly, you will need to decide what brand of camera you want to purchase, as some brands have fewer options as to lenses and accessories . Nonetheless, most camera manufacturers have a wide range of accessories for you to choose from.
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