A dummies guide to buying a camera

A dummies guide to buying a camera

Have you been wondering what it takes to buy that camera that you have been dreaming of? Maybe you have been using the wrong one and this leads to not getting quality pictures that you wanted? You could be dealing with advertising and you want to get the best shot for your marketing strategies. Whichever case, here is what you should consider when buying a camera.


Price is one of the things to consider and here’s what you should ask yourself is what your estimated budget is. If you have a budget of around $1000, then you should have varieties to choose from. Some of the prices may be overrated yet the camera does not offer what you are looking for. Therefore, you should consider other aspects like storage and lens to make sure that the price is worth before purchase.


This is the part of the camera that captures the light. They are found in different sizes, have different resolutions and light sensitivity. Sensors that have high resolution captures the light and are quite big are quite expensive. A normal camera may possess 16-20 megapixels but some may have twofold that. The higher the resolution the better, however, cameras with fewer megapixels also work well, especially in dark places. Something to note here is that cameras with higher resolutions take up more space hence you need adequate storage.


Lenses go hand in hand with the sensor. This is the part that is in front of the sensor. Big lenses might be pricey but they allow enough light in and can work well even in dark places. They give quality pictures and are able to get images from a distance. Getting enough light helps to get the perfect image especially those photographers dealing with property photography as they are able to get clear and defined pictures for their work.


This is the sensitivity of your camera to the accessible light. High numbers of ISO increases the sensitivity of your camera. Higher sensitivity, however, comes at a price because it may add ‘noise’ or grain to the image as they call it. In a camera, there is something called base ISO, which allows the camera to take the lowest number of ISO without adding noise to the image. Therefore, you are advised to dependably adhere to the base ISO to get the most worthy quality pictures.


There are three major types of cameras; point -and -shoot, mirrorless and DSLRs cameras. Point-to-shoot cameras are mainly designed for simple tasks. They are mainly used by non-professional photographers or individuals who are on vacations and want to create memories. Mirrorless cameras accept different lenses and are also called mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. They have increased sensor size than the point-and-shoot hence recommended for amateur photographers for they offer different types of lenses. Digital single- lens reflex camera (DSLR) is the most modern type of camera that is mainly used by professional photographers. Most commonly features in DSLR are mode dial, dust reduction systems, interchangeable lenses, HD video capture, live preview among others.


Other things you should look for in a camera include, Wi-Fi connectivity, dual memory card slots, built-in flash among others. Those are some of the basic things to consider while buying a camera.