Monday, June 04, 2012

Which camera to buy? - Some quick thoughts before buying new camera

Many times people ask me which camera I should buy. As it is very general question, I would like to help them by narrowing down choices.
 

 (Since more people are interested in digital camera so I would not touch base on film camera in this post.)

1) Point and shoot Camera
These are the simple cameras which does allow user to make changes in the light exposure or aperture. I would like to define two categories for these cameras-

a. Camera’s that can fit in your pocket (BASIC).
 

Advantages
i. Very compact and light wet.
ii. You can carry it in your pocket.
iii. Low price
iv. Sufficient to capture good pictures for different occasions.

Disadvantages
i. Does not give more options to user to configure the settings while clicking the picture
ii. Does not have big zoom since lens are very compact.
iii. Can not connect external lens.

b. Camera’s that can not fit in your pocket (ADVANCED).
 

Advantages
i. Can zoom in and take picture of remote objects easily.
ii. Sufficient to start photography as a hobby.
iii. Does give more options to user to configure the settings while clicking the picture
iv. It’s a best option between basic camera and SLR Camera

Disadvantages
i. Can not connect external lens.
ii. You can not carry it in your pocket.
iii. Expensive than basic point and shoot camera

2) DSLR Camera
 

Advantages
i. It’s a professional camera.
ii. Can zoom in and take picture of remote objects easily.
iii. Can connect external lens.
iv. Does give more options to user to configure the settings while clicking the picture

Disadvantages
i. Buy only if you are serious about photography otherwise it will remain as a show piece in your gadget collection.
ii. Very Bulky
iii. Expensive



I hope folks will like this post. My next post will be on idea. Happy Bloggin!!

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