The perfect camera is a matter of perspective. From smartphones to point and shoots, mirrorless and DSLRs, each person’s needs in a camera can vary greatly. But with all the choices out there, what can you use to compare models and pick a camera that ultimately meets your needs?
So whether you’re a seasoned pro or an amateur looking to purchase your first camera, check out these tips to find out what is the perfect camera for you.
Cost and Practicality
The first factor to consider when buying a new camera for yourself is your budget. When looking at the price tag consider if the camera offers enough value-for-money for what you are paying. Modern cameras are chock full of features, some of which are top-of-the-line and can add a hefty cost. Do you really need an extremely fast frame rate if you plan to take family photos and scenery while on vacation? Will you be taking photos at an angle where your screen needs to flip out?
Before you buy, think carefully of what features you will be using and make sure you choose a camera that you can fully utilise rather than underuse.
Weight and Carry
Big cameras, while powerful, can be cumbersome to carry. You don’t want to be lugging around kilograms worth of gear while on a casual holiday – if your equipment is a hassle to bring around and take out, it could end up discouraging you from taking photos. The typical weight of a DSLR ranges from 500 to 900 grams; add to that the weight of additional lenses, flash, other contraptions and you can see how it all adds up. Travel light by opting for a mirrorless or point and shoot for your holiday shots.
One of the joys of owning a camera is tinkering with the features to give you the best photos. Depending on whether you are going to maximise the use of the manual mode or leaving the optimisation to the automatic mode, you might want to check what is available. This involves checking for the resolution capabilities, ISO performance, and image stabilizing programs that can help you eradicate human error in your photos; nothing is more frustrating than taking the perfect composition and finding out that you missed the moment because it was either blurry, unfocused or dark.
In the end, the perfect camera is the one that meets your shooting needs best. Beyond the camera, it is your eye and talents that get you the perfect shot. So, work on your photography sense by taking lots of pictures and remember that cameras are simply tools that can help you get there!
To find the perfect camera for your tastes, visit a store that has expertise in photography. NU Photo PTE Ltd has been serving customers since 2013 with a wide range of cameras and accessories, from beginner-friendly equipment to pro-level items and accessories.