Choosing the right camera may be harder than you think. Or actually, it’s just as hard as you make it. I must say it gets a lot easier if you know kind of what you want. If you have an idea of what kind of camera you want, you’ll have a much bigger chance to find something quick, and get pleased with your choice. Once you’ve decided, it’s all about finding the one that fits in your frame.
To make this a bit easier, we’ll start by dividing the cameras into two categories – system and compact. The compact cameras has a fixed object that you cannot change and replace. System cameras has an changeable object and gives you much more room to experiment with you pictures. The compact is just as it sounds – more compact. The system cameras however, can give you more tailored photographs and a different depth of field. Although, the main difference is the sensor, that decides how the camera sees the surroundings.
The compact camera gives you a smaller sensor, and when talking about depth of field, it’s easier to get a sharp picture, but it’s hard to get a blurred background. with such a sensor. There is aslo a wider range of water resistant compact cameras, than there is system cameras with the same feature.
System cameras has a bigger sensor, that gives you more options in your sharpness. It is also a bit different when it comes to auto focus, where these are a bit faster. When taking a picture of a moving object, the system cameras is a tie better as well, even though the difference is marginalised thanks to the technique of our modern times.
The main functions are very important when it comes to the differences. The size of the display, for example, is now a bit more even. The evolution has so far led to that most cameras has a display with a site of 3 inches. The quality and resolution, however, is a bigger difference. The most important when it comes to displays are that it’s clear and easy to see all the small details. If you are unsure of which is the best, try to use it in sunlight. If you can’t see anything, it’s not worth buying if you are to use it outside. For work inside it may work, but it becomes limited very quickly.
To find the right camera, try to think about what you are going to use it for. Is it portraits, nature, landscapes, parties…? Sort it out in filters, as in price, what it is suitable for, what you want to do with it and of course, how much you like handling it. It’s also wise to think about what your current camera gives you and what you want more than it, if you have one. Remember, it’s never necessary to ask for help in a store – they can most likely give you a hint to what you need.