Let’s move our pace to a real one, not a phone camera, REAL CAMERA.

Maybe the cellphone camera is no longer cutting it, or you are listening to a travel blog that inspires how they emerge from their daily activities and is now roaming the planet marketing the photos they take all along.

Whatever it is, now we are going to the next step, and decide which gears you’ll be needing to support you.

There are full of various gears out there in the market. Which people keep asking about this shutter speed and that megapixel. What you need is an expert opinion, suggestion and know what you need best. No camera will fit all your need at once.

Let’s take a look at my writing below about some things that you might need to know along the way of your photographic journey.

Price

Yeah I know, the price is always the problem for some people. But knowing what cameras at it’s best price would benefit you a lot!

The easiest way to budget is creating your pricing range as narrow as possible. Stay with minimum and maximum price for your budget, like 1000$ – 1500$, don’t go roaming around with under 1500$ mindset looking for your gears.

When we reflect on your photographic estimates, consider what accessories you might need. Do not destroy all of your estimates on the body of the camera without a lens installed. You need a tripod, an external flash or maybe a couple of battery and an additional memory card.

Type

In general, there are 3 different styles of cameras, point-and-shoot cameras, mirrorless cameras and the last is DSLRs, but it should be remembered that you need to draw a clear line between this 3 styles.


A point-and-shoot camera is the most convenient camera you can get. With built-in lens and you cannot exchange it. Normally it’s zoom range is wide. Try using Canon G1 if you look for this type of cameras.

The most popular mirrorless systems and many of it has exchangeable lenses like large, smaller DSLRs. Gave you good quality and flexibility. Some of the super classy Olympus OM-D and the other one gave you high resolution, such as Sony A7S.

DSLRs define classic cameras that look luxurious, complete with all buttons and obviously large lenses. The lower one offers good quality, with good control for the users. There are a variety of flash and lenses that are available for you to choose from. Choose wisely to your need.

Sensor

Film on the camera is replaced by a sensor. Sensor varies in many ways, size, light sensitivity, and also resolution.

As we might have concluded, big sensors with high light sensitivity and even with high resolution is quite expensive. The biggest sensor in the type of camera is full frame and is 35mm. Most cameras on the market use a smaller type called cropped frame. There are different sizes but both are the biggest market share.

A battle of resolution clash between companies. Resolution for average camera is around 16-20(megapixels). Some bigger models have twice of the resolution.

What do we get from the megapixels? You can look at it with the same grain of film, or your TV resolution. If you got a 18-megapixel camera, you can trim 1/3 of the portraits collected with the camera, and you will get a 6-megapixel portrait.

It sounds like it’s not a little more festive, but that is not the matter. Lower megapixel one is usually got more light sensitivity and do better work in the darkness. In addition, the resolution correlates directly with the size of the file to the point that it will pile up in your memory card, and the computer’s hard drive is much faster. You can conclude it as full-frame lenses are more pricey.

Lens

The camera lens is an eye from the camera. Without a camera lens, the camera cannot be used. Camera Lenses like the human eye. In photography activities, the lens is also a vital tool besides the camera. The choice of lenses in photographic activity is also very important. Let’s discuss further the ins and outs of camera lenses.

Camera Lens is a vital tool of the camera that functions to focus light to be able to burn and catch the medium (or more commonly known as film). Consisting of several remote lenses that can be adjusted so as to produce different image capture sizes and focus variations.

There are Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom. Optical zoom is the ability of the normal lens, while the second lens digitally trims portrait and decrease the images quality.

Cameras like Fujifilm X100T is top-notch cameras that have a 35mm lens permanently installed. There is no lens change, zero zoom. Some of us like them, some think it’s stupid. Well, in the end, shooting style is all that matter.

Some lenses got a good light sensitivity, and work very well in some place with less light. These lenses are usually big and expensive. producing the sharpest undistorted images, having long concentrations of concentration allowing us to pick up images of distant subjects, created to produce more images accurate durative standards or a mix features.

Lens part is where the camera without a mirror is rather short. For the majority of photographers, a lot of options will fill your need, this case is different from professionals, or others who focus on other stuffs such as sports.

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