DSLR or Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras are very popular in the modern world. It is because of their amazing picture quality and the independence of work. Photographers without a DSLR are like the pilots without an aeroplane. So, if you are planning to be a photographer for your profession or just a hobby, DSLR is a must for you. Many people ask which camera they should buy for their first use. Well, the answer is the entry level cameras like Canon 1200D or Nikon D3300. They contain limited features, but enough for learning the method of using the camera. They also cost less money. So, those are very popular for new photographers. If you have learnt how to take beautiful photos with a DSLR, you might want to buy an advanced camera. Well, in this post from sujonhera.com, you will be provided with 10 exclusive tips for buying a DSLR camera. So, let’s start the DSLR Buying Guide:
1. Resolution: Resolution is the first one to look for in the DSLR Buying Guide. It is the size of the photo which is taken by the camera at its extreme capacity. DSLR cameras usually contain a good resolution value. In fact, it is not a major factor for buying a DSLR. If you don’t want to print large photos, usually 14 megapixels resolution will be enough for you. The more the resolution, the larger the size of the printed photographs. Nowadays, most of the DSLR cameras contain a higher resolution than that. So, don’t run for the resolution. There is a false idea among most of the people that, the quality of the photos depends on the resolution. In fact, it depends on the sensor type.
2. Zoom: There are two types of zoom. Digital Zoom & Optical Zoom. Digital Zoom has no effect on the photo. So, Optical Zoom is important among these two. Optical Zoom quality must be assessed before buying a DSLR Camera. Image Stabilizer is needed for zooming. These are also two types. Digital Image Stabilizer and Optical Image Stabilizer. You should buy DSLR camera with Optical Image Stabilizer.
3. Aperture: The Aperture is the hole in the camera through which light enters the camera. It is also known as focal length. It indicates the area between two points in front of the camera of which you can take an image. A near point and a far point. Generally, DSLR apertures are f/1.2-f/22. In point and shoot compact cameras, it ranges from f/3.3-f/5.5. The more difference between these two numbers gives you more independence of taking photos of wider areas. So, check the aperture of the DSLR before buying it.
4. Sensitivity: Sensitivity in a DSLR is expressed as ISO (International Standards Organisation). The lower ISO will give you brighter photos in low light. Usually, ISO starts from 100 or 200 in DSLR cameras. If any camera does not have these ISO, then you should not buy it.
5. Shutter Speed: Shutter speed is the amount of time when the aperture remains open during taking a photo. Less shutter speed means less amount of time and more sharp image. If the shutter speed is more, light enters for a longer time and the object becomes blurred. Check the shutter speed of the camera before you buy it.
6. Face Recognition: Face Detection is present in almost all modern DSLR cameras. It helps to capture brighter images. Some older models don’t have this feature. So, try to look for this feature before buying a DSLR.
7. Mode: Different modes will help you take different types of photos with ease. All the parameters are automatically set in the modes. So, you just change the mode and take the photo. No need to manually change the settings.
8. Video Quality: Almost all DSLR cameras offer 1080P videos now. But, there are some low-quality ones which have maximum 720P video capturing ability. Again, quality of videos is not the same in all the DSLR cameras. Auto focusing is slower or absent in some cameras. So, make sure these are present in your DSLR.
9. Battery: Battery capacity will help you take more photos after charging it to the full. At least 400-500 photos should be taken every time. But, it depends on a lot of factors. Make sure you buy a backup battery as well for continuous photography, especially in any event.
10. Brand: There are many brands of DSLR Cameras in the market. But, all of them don’t have too many good models and lenses. The popular brands are Nikon and Canon. Try to buy from these two brands. There are many lenses in these brands. Therefore, you will get a wider range to choose.
N.B: A good DSLR can’t take a good photo unless it is used by a good photographer. A good photographer can take good photos even with entry level DSLR cameras. So, try to learn photography tips rather than running for high price DSLR cameras.
Thanks for reading this DSLR Buying Guide. You may like to ask me questions in the below comment box. I will try to answer you as soon as possible. Along with this DSLR Buying Guide, you may also like to read the DSLR Lens Buying Guide.
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