Many individuals feel like they have a hidden photographer inside them. This inner photographer might wake up anytime due to any reason such as reading the biography of a successful blogger who brags about quitting school or his job and roaming the world, capturing sceneries and making money out of it. Whatever the reason might be, once the decision is made the next step is to look for the perfect camera. This step is quite tricky as there are hundreds of cameras out there thus it is difficult to look for the one that suites your personality and is made specifically for beginners. Below are some major features that would influence your decision.
1. Type of camera
There are tons of different cameras that are available in the market. You can either choose a point or shoot style camera, a mirror-less camera, Polaroid or a digital single lens reflex camera commonly known as the DSLRs. Each type has unique qualities that make them stand out in the market. The type of camera that you choose depends upon your personality.
Point and shoot cameras are easy to use and most convenient for beginners as the lenses are built-in and non-interchangeable unlike DSLRs and mirror-less cameras. Sensors and sizes are the main components that vary from camera to camera. DSLRs are the biggest in size but also the ones with the best sensors. Mirror-less cameras on the other hand a smaller in size as compared to DSLRs but larger than point and shoot ones. The sensors in the point and shoot are the smallest as compared to DSLRs and mirror less cameras.
Sensors are important because they range in size, resolution which is commonly known megapixels and the sensitivity to light. Most cameras in the market use cropped frames which are smaller than the biggest sensors that are usually 35mm. The resolution plays a vital role, the higher the resolution the better the results. Sensitivity to light helps take better pictures in the dark. The prices are directly linked to the resolution and the frame size of the camera, higher the features higher the prices.
All cameras have certain essential features. These features play a vital role in the quality and the price of the camera. Some of these features are Megapixels, ISO, Ergonomics, Manual Mode, size, durability, menu system, auto focus, PANO mode, image stabilization, frames per seconds, automatic sensor cleaning, liquid crystal display and much more. Each feature plays an important role and companies compete in providing the users with the best features in the camera. Choose the camera that contains the features that your require to fulfill your purpose of buying the camera.
Lenses are either permanently attached or are interchangeable like in DSLRs and mirror-less camera. The sensor is of no use without the lens as it focuses the light onto the sensor while capturing the picture. DSLRs offer a large variety of lenses to choose from such as advanced lenses, macro lenses, tilt shift lenses, fisheye lenses and much more. You can choose from the variety depending upon your requirement.
Price is a major factor as it is affected by the size, type and the features of the camera. The more money you put in, the better camera you would be able to find with more and better features. Your budget plays a vital role. Divide your budget, what portion to spend on the actual camera the other portion of the accessories such as the tripod, extra memory cards and lenses. It is suggested that beginners should start with a less pricy camera as they are only testing at that point later they can upgrade depending upon the work.