Photography

Choosing the Right Camera

September 11, 2012

Sometimes there are people who comes up to me and ask what camera they should buy.

Point and shoot? Mirrorless? Bridge? Micro four-thirds? DSLR? Canon? Nikon? Pentax? etc.

Most people would like to have a DSLR because they want to enhance their skills or just because it makes them feel ‘pro’. I usually tell them it depends on their needs and budget. Taking into consideration their personality, I give them a suggestion without giving a specific brand and mode. I’m no professional so let this infographic from Optics Central to help you decide on the most suitable camera.

Did you try it? Is your current camera or the camera you have in mind to buy a match for you? hare your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

Source: Optics Central

  1. I actually fall under the categories 1, 2 and 5.. but mostly #1. Although I’m sporting a P&S Nikon P300 now.. I have used it immensely for a lot of activities and actions. It may not be built for underwater shots nor any other hard-core activities, but my it is still a worthy camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow, I love that infograph! I own a Canon EOS 1100D DSLR and a frequent traveler as well. Sometimes I find it bulky and heavy and I considering of buying a mirrorless camera… but nothing beats the quality of a DSLR. Haha!

  3. Thank you for this infographic. Very helpful indeed. I used to think that getting a DSLR was the ultimate goal until I realized that my activities and traveling habits probably won’t make it the best option.

  4. I have a Sony Cybershot and Nikoy D5100 but most of the time I use Sony because its lighter and takes good photos too with its 10.5mp lens. Thanks for this tips =)

  5. I have a DSLR, lost my point and shoot which I use for vids, now I am keen on getting a point and shoot, more handy for day to day affairs and events… the DSLR well I need to get a new lens…

  6. i like the guidelines. I was reminded of those i know who wants a DSLR to ‘feel like a pro’ then with too much attitude of ‘as if a pro’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ hahahahaha

  7. Well, in these camera-hyped ages, I think that choosing the right camera for capturing these once-in-a-lifetime images is a very important task for the photographer to do.

  8. Thanks for sharing this infographic. I will have to take a look at it very carefully to make sure that I own the right type of camera ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I’m a photo enthusiast before. I love experimenting taking pictures of nature, landscape, among others. What I used before was a manual operated camera. Now I’m just contented with digital one. Anyway, I love your post. I want you to be nominated as one of those to receive The Versatile Blogger Award. Check it in this link: Versatile Blogger Award

  10. i just lost my cheap compact camera … hmmm . based on the diagram i need a weather proof camera .. but am aiming for the mirror less cam … hopefull my budget would fit for one …

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