Buying the right camera for YOU

1 year 4 months ago #708522 by Alex
Deciding which camera is right for you can be a confusing task. There’s tons of different types of cameras at all sorts of price points. There’s many different camera features to think about as well. It can all be pretty confusing! But if you want to streamline the process of choosing a camera, and find the right camera for your needs, it’s helpful to zero in on four simple criteria. Tune in, learn what to look for, and get the details on our current giveaway while you’re at it!



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1 year 4 months ago #708721 by Sawyer
Good set of tips for someone getting started

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1 year 2 months ago #713347 by Carter Gledhill
Good tips guys, missed this one some how.  


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1 year 1 month ago #715982 by Jim Photo
Awesome, just shared! 


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1 year 1 month ago #717511 by Ben Vanderbilt
Good advice that beginners or for that matter anyone should follow when buying a new camera.  


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11 months 11 hours ago #721747 by Jakov Barnes
Just forwarded this to my sister who is buying her first camera.  


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10 months 6 days ago #723210 by Jackman
All good tips here.  Thank you for sharing.


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9 months 3 weeks ago #723759 by Ben Howen
So true, good points.  

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6 months 2 weeks ago #728868 by Ken Brun
Super good advice!  


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6 months 4 days ago #729410 by EOS_Fan
Hey Alex, how do you decide which cameras you review?


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6 months 4 days ago #729411 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Alex + team

The video - like many similar videos - falls down by directing people to a dSLR "if you want to play with settings like speeds, apertures and ISO adjustments", then continues to extoll the virtues of lenses for those dSLR cameras

For much of the last 40+ yrs I have been in adult education with various Photographic Techniques modules + in the last decade now with digital equipment, running weekend workshops across outback eastern Australia. Of the 1000+ attendees over this decade, about 98% of arrivals had their dSLR on 'auto' operation, ie- completely negating the usage of the settings extolled in the video. As I travel around the country and I stand alongside a dSLR user at a lookout or somesuch, a glance at their camera shows two-thirds are using 'auto' as their main setting.

At my weekend workshops I have had many people who have trialled a student-available dSLR plus lenses along with a good quality 'bridge' camera, and chosen the bridge camera as better suited for their style of photography

They have chosen the bridge camera because it does not need extra lenses -and- because it has all the buttons and controls of the dSLR without the size and weight of the dSLR to carry around

Personally, after 40+ yrs of SLR usage along with a bevy of lenses, I have dumped the lot and now exclusively use bridge cameras. I have settled on Panasonic cameras with their excellent Leica zoom lenses and around the house are many prints of 20 inches wide, all as clear as a bell as the old saying goes

So- I feel that it would be better if those who offer opinions on topics like this one (ie- the video) had more experience with alternatives and did not automatically grab the dSLR as the "best" option for someone's new camera

Phil from the great land Downunder
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6 months 4 days ago #729414 by db3348
Well said, Phil .


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5 months 2 weeks ago #730090 by Dana Beasley
Actually I enjoyed the video, good message  


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