Having trouble deciding which camera to buy? Do not know which camera is right for your needs? Read the below article and find out here.
Define your needs
Write down what your main objective is. Why do you need a camera? If you only need it to occasionally take a photo or vacation, then a cheaper model may be right for you.
Note how many times you expect to use the camera. The more you use it, the more likely you need one with better features. Buy well or buy double.
Write down how much you want to spend. This is a good way to measure the quality of the camera you will buy. Do not be afraid to go a little further to get a camera that lasts for a long time.
Decide whether you want an analog or digital camera. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
Analog camera (camera with film): The main advantage of analog compared to digital is the quality of photography. It will never have a grainy photo but will spend more on rolls of film and on the revelation.
Digital Camera : The main advantage of digital cameras is the ability to immediately see the photo you took. This leads to not spending money on unwanted photographs. You can also print and edit any photo you want. Nowadays you can go to Kodak or any camera site and upload your images, that they will send you the prints at a very competitive cost. This is the best choice if you are an amateur or not a very demanding photographer.
Point and Shoot or SLR (Single Lens Reflex)
First of all, what is the difference between SLR and Point and Shoot?
Well, “Point and Shoot” is that, point the camera at what you want, zoom in / out, press the button and take the picture.
On the other hand, an SLR camera is what photographers use with huge telephoto lenses, with this camera you need to adjust the aperture speed and focus the camera (unless it is a self-focused camera) almost every time you take pictures (you only have to change the opening speed whenever you change the environment)
See your needs. Does your need to fit into what SLR has to offer? Unless you’re really interested in photography, chances are you do not need the SLR, as well as not being anything fond of wallets.
There are SLRs for digital and analog formats. But with digital, it combines Point and Shoot and SLR. Essentially a camera that can take automatic photos but also allows to experiment with the adjustments.
If you’re not sure about making photography your hobby, buy a Point and Shoot with advanced options. They are not as expensive as SLRs but allow you to experiment with different settings.
Compare the machines
1. Visit a photoshop and have them try out some cameras. With digital, you can take some
pictures right there and see if you like it.
2. It is very complicated? Will you avoid taking pictures because it’s annoying?
3. Feel the weight. Is it too heavy to walk with her on vacation?
4. See if the camera is comfortable in your hands.
5. Take notes or ask for a booklet so you do not forget what you had in your hands.
6. Read on the Internet the pros and cons of the camera you experienced.
1. Think about the future. If you think you will not take pictures as a hobby, but just point
and shoot, do not buy the most expensive digital SLR camera
2. Do not forget to make many comparisons. There are numerous websites full of
information, reviews and user reports. Use this as an advantage.
3. Do not forget the accessories. A strap or carry case is very handy when walking with the
4. If you choose a digital camera, ask the seller how many pictures fit on the memory card,
whether it’s too much or too little.
5. It is cheaper to buy 1GB memory than two 512MB’s.
You may also want good image editing software for both types of camera, if you buy an analog camera remember to order the CD with your prints, this avoids the hassle of having to scan, and can edit and print the photos whenever you need them.
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