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 🙂
I’m using Sony Nex 3 on micro four thirds technology since I like the high quality resolutions and the sleek size of the camera.
Great chart! That’s so true, I’m a backpacker, and I got myself a Waterproof digital camera and a smart phone. How cool it that!
Thanks for this guide on choosing the right camera. Though mobile phones with considerably great built-in cams significantly affect the phenomena.
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. 🙂
Good share. your infographics did enlighten me much on what camera to pick. Parang doon na lang muna ako sa Get a Smart Phone. 😉
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!
this is an interesting infographic about cameras. i wish to have a phone similar to iphone as i like to capture my family moments every time.
I’m not very handy with the camera so the simpler for me,the better.
I like this camera infographic. Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing, Ms. Dems.
You’re welcome Chef! 🙂
I never get tired bringing my DSLR even if its bulky. Ive tried all of them and this baby brings out the best in all pictures!
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.
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 =)
Thanks for this sis. I am really looking for the best camera suited for my LIKES and for my BUDGET as well. I prefer to buy a COMPACT DIGI CAMERA.
You’re welcome! 😀
I will definitely use these guidelines once I have enough funds to buy one because this really is included in my wishlist.
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…
Get a micro four-thirds, the small ones that can also use lens 🙂
I use a point and shoot and honestly, as a blogger, it’s more than enough for me 🙂
I just use my smartphone and I’m satisfied too 🙂
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’ 😉 hahahahaha
I would want to have a dlsr of my own, soon!
Me too ate 😀
Or maybe I’ll wait for those ‘super cameras’ – bigger pixels, small camera body size 🙂
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.
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 🙂
I am a point and shoot photographer. i own a DSLR but still can’t make a good shot but i am happy with the photos anyway.
It’s the skill more than the gadget for me 🙂
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
Wow, thank you Sir Gil! ♥
I have my 7D as of the moment. I might switch back to digicam for convinience or go for Canon’s EOS M.
I still prefer the DSLR, even though i haven’t bought one yet. It’s one of my future project – a photography blog!
I love the infographics on what camera to buy. Informative. Thanks Dems!
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 …
This is a really useful chart. I’m saving it as a guide in my next camera purchase. 🙂
Tried to comprehend the diagram but I really can’t get it.. LOL.. maybe I need to check more
thnx dems. got myself a compact cam. really dont know how to use dslr, even holding it is so awkward for me,
Right now I’m using a Canon camera and I just bought it from a friend. It’s only a second hand but it really functions well.
What kind? a DSL or a point and shoot? 🙂