The very first question that comes to our mind while starting with the first lesson of Photography.

We usually filter through all the specifications and make a decision on one particular model, then we’d go out and buy that camera and get started, the camera work seems fine. But there another question lies. The best camera for Portrait Photography isn’t a good camera for the Landscape photography. Cameras aren’t a one-size-fits-all deal.
But I believe choosing a camera is one heck of a task, it leads to a great knowledge on photography. Skills are never taught, they are acquired, i can give you a camera but cant feed YOUR vision—we need THE CREATIVITY, and we also need to know how to use that camera. And the best way to know how to use a camera will come from the task we do when we choose a camera. Don’t worry, its not that TECHEY TECHEY, once we start we will go with the flow.1240417_765880473487174_6649347999750207236_n

Mega-pixels? like seriously , you must be kidding me bro!!

We usually buy cameras on mega-pixels alone— Even though they do play a role but that’s a horrible way to decide on a new camera. Mega-pixels determine how much resolution your camera has. . Cameras with more mega-pixels produce higher resolution images, so you can print bigger photos or crop without ruining the photo.

Mega-pixels are not as important . That 41 mega-pixel smartphone still isn’t going to beat out a DSLR, even if the DSLR only has 16 mega pixels. But, since we’re looking at DSLRs for beginners, let’s assume all the sensors are APS-C size. Then, the camera with more mega pixels will have the higher resolution. Keep in mind that a higher resolution doesn’t necessarily mean better images. Cameras with high megapixel counts are more prone to noise at high ISOs, although many modern cameras have high megapixels with excellent noise reduction.

One more thing to consider—more mega pixels means bigger image files. That’s certainly not a deal breaker, after all bigger files are more flexible in post processing. But, we should also keep in mind that we’ll need bigger SD cards for high mega pixel cameras, and also a pretty large hard drive to store them on too.

 

The Brand :

Brand matters, but probably not in the way we think. Choose a camera based on its features, not its brand. Then, before we buy, we should explore the different lenses and accessories that are available, because lenses and accessories play a very important role in which genre of photography we want to do. suppose we want to learn how to take portrait pictures, for example, we should make sure the camera we choose has a compatible prime lens and for wildlife the camera has a compatible tele-lens. That’s where Nikon and Canon are great, because they’re so popular and well-established, that there are plenty of lenses, flashes and other accessories to choose from.

Price schemes:

Buying a camera isn’t about finding the best one on the market—it’s about finding the best one for our Genre with the reference of our budget. Rise in the field of Technology has lead to dozens of DSLRs which can cost us like a mini-van and are packed full of the top features, but there are also several for just a few thousand rupees DSLRs , which are capable of giving a pretty good job and have a feature set that’s ideal for beginners.

My Recommendations :

Choosing a DSLR for beginners is about picking a camera that suits your way of Photography. Before we choose a DSLR camera, we should understand sensor size, megapixels, speed and price. Understanding these features to choose the right camera for us is important,
Here are some of the best DSLR cameras for beginners I recommend,

1.Canon Rebel EOS T6i

The Canon EOS T6i is an affordable DSLR that still includes features like wi-fi and a tilting touchscreen.

–Sensor: APS-C, with optical low pass filter

-Megapixels: 24.2

-Speed: 5 fps, 1/4000 maximum shutter speed

-Price: 55,000 INR (18-135mm kit lens)

2. Nikon D5500

The Nikon D5500 is the D5300’s big brother, with a tilting LCD screen, wi-fi and a better autofocus system, but similar specs where it really counts in image quality and speed.

-Sensor: APS-C, no optical low pass filter

-Megapixels: 24.2

-Speed: 5 fps, 1/4000 maximum shutter speed

-Price: 44,595 INR (body-only), 60,800 INR (18-55mm kit lens)

3. Nikon D3300

The Nikon D3300 is great for getting into photography without a huge price tag. It’s the cheapest camera Nikon makes, but is a good starter point since it’s simple to use.

-Sensor: APS-C, no optical low pass filter

-Megapixels: 24.2

-Speed: 5 fps, 1/4000 maximum shutter speed

-Price: 23,800 INR (18-55mm kit lens)

4. Canon EOS 7D mark IICanon’s EOS 7D Mark II is the fastest APS-C DSLR camera currently on the market with a 10 fps burst speed. It’s pricer than most entry-level models, but that speed may be well worth the extra expense for sports and other action.

-Sensor: APS-C, with optical low pass filter

-Megapixels: 20.2

-Speed: 10 fps, 1/8000 maximum shutter speed

-Price: I,20,000 INR (18-135mm kit lens)

Great cameras don’t take great pictures any more than a great paintbrush painted the Mona Lisa

Happy Clicking 🙂