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How to choose a camera: Tips from professionals

When Eastman Kodak introduced the Brownie camera in 1900, it was a cardboard box with a lens and a roll of film. However basic it was, it was a revolution in photography. Now, in our time, there are a large number of camera models that are unique in their own way. But how to choose your perfect one? The purpose of this article is to help you choose your own unique camera that will fit all your criteria.

What are the main criteria when choosing a camera?

Buying a camera is an important decision. According to professional photographers, the first step in choosing the type of camera to buy is choosing a realistic budget. Then select the type of camera. Each type has its advantages, depending on what type of photograph you plan to take, and how often you will use it.

Estimate the budget for buying a camera.

This is a good way to understand what quality camera you will buy. Larger, sleeker cameras, with high-resolution images and interchangeable lenses, such as SLR cameras, can cost more than $ 1,000, while cheaper point-and-shoot cameras can cost as little as $150. Professionals recommend that you consider what you need: many higher-priced models are loaded with features that you may never use, but you will have the opportunity to develop if you plan to get involved in photography, as a hobby or profession.

Think about how often you will use the camera.

What the “best camera” for you will be depends on whether you use the camera daily, monthly or only a couple of times a year. The more you use the camera, the more it makes sense to invest hundreds of dollars in it. If all you need is a vacation camera, then a cheaper model might be better for you.

If you will use the camera often, but the quality of photos is not a high priority, you can purchase a compact mid-range camera.

If you will use the camera about once a week (as an amateur or for professional purposes), experienced photographers recommend thinking of a more expensive mirrorless camera or digital SLR camera.

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