In today’s article, we are going to discuss two types of cameras that you can consider buying: point and shoot cameras and DSLRs.
Point and shoot cameras
Today, in the segment of point and shoot cameras, there are hundreds of models starting from tiny pocket cameras to giants-superzums. All such cameras have one thing in common: they are already equipped with a non-replaceable lens meaning that you do not need to worry about optics and you can just get the camera out of the box, charge the battery and start shooting. It is as easy as that. Plus, if you want to go flat out cheap, you can get a used camera.
The cheapest cameras are also point and shoot ones. This is due to the simplicity of their design and their moderate specs (for example, they have a small matrix). But it is point and shoots cameras that are the most stylish, the smallest, and have the highest zoom. There are waterproof models too that allow you to shoot underwater. For fans of unsurpassed image quality, there is also something interesting in this segment. There are premium-class point and shoot cameras that can compete with certain DSLR cameras when it comes to image quality.
DSLR cameras are the most popular items in the photographic equipment segment, as of today. Their main features include high image quality even in low-light conditions due to the use of large matrixes, high speed and many adjustable settings. A DSLR camera is a good option for an amateur who plans to learn a thing or two about photography. After all, to unlock the potential of such a camera you will at least have to study the instructions from cover to cover, or better yet, you could enroll in a photo school.
What DSLR camera should you get?
The main thing here is to sensibly assess your opportunities, both photographic and financial ones. The more expensive the model is, the more fine-tuning options it has. And it's always better to start with a simple one. Afterward, when you learn some basics and start to understand some aspects of taking a good picture, you will probably want to get an upgrade. But as long as you are a beginner, we suggest you opt for inexpensive DSLRs.
Should I go for Canon, Nikon or Sony? Or maybe I should choose some other brand? With respect to DSLRs, everything is very simple: today, there are only a few manufacturers that produce such cameras: the three brands mentioned above, and Pentax and Sigma. All these manufacturers are well known and have a solid experience and good reputation. So there is no point in focusing only on one brand meaning that you should always compare specific camera models, because all these cameras have their own advantages and disadvantages.
In conclusion, we hope you find this article helpful. In addition, we would like to suggest check out some of our other expert tips on how to buy camera.