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What Camera Should I Buy?
What Camera Should I Buy? This is a question that both beginners who want to start photography and professionals who want to change their camera have had, and the answer is not always easy.
Therefore, in this article we want to give you some tips on how to choose the camera that is right for you and your circumstances, taking into account factors such as the level of knowledge, the style of photography you intend to do and your budget.
What's your photography skill level?
For an amateur user it is very important to be comfortable with the camera. If you are at a time when you are only interested in taking photos without worrying about parameters or anything technical, you may be interested in a camera that works mainly in automatic mode and has an advanced AF system, as it will help you focus on a subject without putting a lot of effort.
If, on the contrary, you want to learn how to photograph, we recommend a camera that allows you to manually adjust the parameters, like the Nikon D5600.
If you are a professional photographer you should invest in a tool that allows you to do your job in any situation. In this case, you will have to take into account the specific use that you are going to give it; which brings us to the next point.
What are you going to use it for?
Although it is tempting to buy a camera that has the latest features, we must learn how to distinguist what we are really going to need from what we are not. For example, if we only want to take photos to be able to share them on Instagram, what good is a camera of more than 50 MP? Not only is it not necessary, but you will be paying a much higher amount for features that you are not going to take advantage of.
Also, certain features will be more important than others depending on the type of photography you intend to do. For example:
- If you are going to dedicate yourself mainly to night photography, it is important to pay special attention at the ISO. For example, the Sony Alpha A7 II would be a great candidate, as it has a range of ISO 50–25,600.
- If you like to photograph sports events, you should pay attention to the number of photos a camera can shoot per second, the focus points, and the maximum shutter speed. A good camera for this type of photography would be the Canon EOS 1D X Mark III.
- If you like to record your adventures, you should consider buying a camera with a shock and water resistant body, like the Olympus Tough TG-6.
- If you want a camera for product photography to use the images in online stores, for printed catalogs, etc. it is recommended to use an interchangeable lens camera, like the Fujifilm X-T4.
On the other hand, you should also think about the circumstances in which you will use the camera. That is, if you are only going to use it to travel, perhaps the most important thing is that your camera is compact and light, in which case we would recommend you to get a mirrorless or a premium compact camera, like the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II.
What's your budget?
When we want to buy a camera, its economic value can be one of the things that holds us back from getting it.
A great recommendation on the subject is to review in detail the characteristics of the model you want to buy and compare them with the previous version of that camera. Many times there are not many changes in terms of quality or characteristics, but there is a huge jump in the price of one and another.
You can also consider acquiring a second-hand camera, thus saving you a lot of money. Depending on how old it is, you can buy used cameras with more than considerable discounts, which can go as high as 80%.
With this piece of advide we finish our entry. We hope these tips help you know how to focus your search to get the right camera for you.