With so many brands available, buying a camera is a difficult choice as almost all brands and models offer some unique feature or the other. If you decide that you would buy a DSLR camera, your field of search narrows down further.
However, since this camera is often more expensive than an ordinary digicam, you would like it to be the best that you can afford. Here are a few tips on how you can buy a good one:
Understand the basic mechanism
In order to buy any product, first you should learn the basic mechanism that works behind it and why exactly you prefer it to the other options available.
Remember, this type of camera is not for a casual photographer who is looking for a cheap, lightweight and easy to use digital camera. But if you fall into the category of people who like good photos and would like to improve your skills as a photographer you should opt for a DSLR.
Once you are clear about your purpose, study the basic mechanisms of this camera which sets it apart from the others.
Yeah, the second step of buying a camera is to read various reviews of the cameras available in the price range that is comfortable to you. For this, you first need to find out which DSLR cameras are within your budget.
Make a list of all cameras including the relatively less known brands. Now start reading reviews of these products. Remember, many reviews will be put up by affiliate marketers or people who are actually promoting the particular brand.
Don’t get carried away with positive reviews, but just take a note of various features available in different camera models.
The third step is to compare products. You can take help of a product comparison site in order to compare different DSLR cameras by features, price range and all other aspects.
You may come across many technical terms while doing this. This is why you should do your research online so that you can search on a particular term immediately in order to learn its meaning.
Well, those tips are general in nature, in my next post we’ll get down to the details like aperture, the lighting, zoom, etc.