There are a number of camera manufacturers, and then there are different technologies. To complicate the things even further, every camera manufacturing company has a long list of camera models. Buying the quality digital camera seems impossible to someone who is not a professional photographer. Following are some useful tips for buying the right camera – especially if it is your first time.
Technology: DSLR vs. Mirrorless
DSLR cameras are around for many years now, and many people think that this is the only option if they want to buy a quality digital camera. Mirrorless cameras are the new entrants. As far as the quality is concerned, both cameras offer very good quality. DSLR cameras, however, are bulky while mirrorless cameras are slimmer. So, unless you are a professional photographer, it does not matter whether the camera is a DSLR or mirrorless. Just see the features that you require and the price that is affordable for you.
Popular brands include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, and Pentax. In fact, brands do not matter much when it comes to quality. Every brand has different models to suit different budgets. But if you take the technology into account, the brand might matter. Currently, Sony, Olympus, and Fujifilm make better mirrorless cameras while Canon and Nikon are leaders in DSLR quality digital cameras.
Many novice camera buyers give too much importance to megapixels. Megapixels do not matter that much, however. All modern cameras have enough megapixels to shoot a good picture for even a billboard.
Full-frame or Crop Sensor
Full frame cameras (usually 35mm) take better pictures under certain conditions. But if you are not a professional photographer, or in some cases even if you are, crop sensor cameras offer better value for your money. Buy full-frame if budget is absolutely no problem for you and you can spend a lot extra for small improvements in picture quality.